Skip to comments.Advertisers bail from Rush Limbaugh show (Carbonite)
Posted on 03/03/2012 10:30:55 PM PST by Nachum
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Exactly! ... and I can’t believe he didn’t see that. I guess his bank account is more important than his principles, because I can’t imagine he’s actually sorry for what he said.
Well, since Rush is a big Mac fan, I’m surprised he never mentioned it... but the Mac OS has a built-in automatic backup feature called “time machine,” which backs up every hour and seems to keep daily backups forever. All you need to do is hook up an external drive and turn it on.
I guess one of those services is good if you want to keep your data off-site, but, personally, I wouldn’t trust my data with ANYONE I don’t know.
On top of externals, I do periodic archive/burn days. After something has been around X amount of time it either gets burned or killed. I need to get a Blu Ray burner though. I have so many CD and DVD in storage it isn’t funny.
When I can get around to it, I would like to go through the stuff I’ve burned and slim it down to Blu Ray discs.
Biblically, the female is listed as a whore and the male as a whoremonger and so it is. The left is filled with both to the brim and overflowing.
I’ve bookmarked that one for when the budget can stand it.
I’ve been a Carbonite subscriber for some years now. Last January, my laptop slowed down to molasses speed. I went to Best Buy to buy a new one. Part of the deal was that they would throw in a free hard drive-to-hard drive transfer. When I got home, I found that only about half of my priceless photos had transferred. I called Carbonite and they had restored everything in about 36 hours. I would not be without it. I learned about Carbonite from Rush. I’m sorry he apologized to that skank.
They can’t arrest us all but would probably try to perforate as many as possible with lead and being non-compliant tax protesters would be their excuse for what they want to do anyway.
I stay away from BB from a technical or break(they do really well)/fix (good luck) standpoint and encourage others to do so. I fix other people’s stuff from time to time and data copy and move is a big part of that. I may take a little longer but I rarely get a question and almost never a complaint after all said and done.
LOL! ... and she's got "man hands". Scary!
My email to Carbonite:
“I am a small vendor in the business of providing IT support and services to other small businesses. Thanks for helping me to make my decision of whether or not to use Carbonite either personally or as a recommendation to my customers. Because of your withdrawal of support for Rush Limbaugh, I will not be using or recommending the use of your service to my customers. If at some future time you resume advertising on Mr. Limbaugh’s program I will reconsider my decision 6 months after your resumption of advertising.”
“I don’t think I’d (we’d) be devastated for that long if a “if a fire took the house,”
Fire DID take my house around 1989, and everything in it
except for my wife and daughter.
It is a very devastating event, and would probably be the same for you. In my case, there was no insurance.
This was pre-internet, and my 8080 computer was little more then a novelty then, but today there is just so much of our life on the computer...data, photos, records, etc.
This is why off site backup is important, and well worth the small cost.
All of the on-site backup in the world is worthless
if that site is destroyed or ripped off.
I love Rush. I’ll defend Rush. I will NEVER understand why he put all of the forces of his influence behind Santorum and not Newt Gingrich.
The only down side is that it’s a little on the large side (about the size of a small toaster). I have an iMAc and I use the ioSafe with Time Machine for automatic backups of all my important photos and documents.
No monthly fees, no bandwidth use.
FWIW I just emailed them letting them know I will not be subscribing. Just last week Mrs p6 and I were talking about it but not now. Not ever.
It is less expensive than carbonite at least for the business level backups.
I am a reseller of Carbonite - but that will be changing. I have already contacted idrive to sign on as a reseller of that product and I will be changing over existing customers. I have turned off the automatic renewals of Carbonite as well. If you currently use carbonite you MUST disable the automatic renewal feature.
I’m stuck with a Sleep Number bed that I’ve never liked, Carbonite was more trouble than it was worth when the computer crashed, and Quicken Loans I have no experience with, but the name sounds trashy.
Viva la’ Rush!
We need to start tracking adverertisers on MSNBC, ABC CBS and start boycotts..
What those advertisers are really saying is that they had a contract to buy advertising but their products suck and no one is buying them so they are using this as an excuse to get out of that contract. Goo, because none of those products are any good in the first place. Carbonite is an expensive joke. Sleep Number beds are expensive and suck. Quicken Loans is a nothing but a criminal enterprise. Those three companies are certainly not companies I do business with.
Their excuse is REALLY weak and an obvious shame.
“well-intentioned young lady.”
Anyone claiming the rest of us should buy their sexual entertainment products is not well intentioned. They are Communists. And young? She is 30 years old and should be adult enough to be able to buy her own products.
I looked at Carbonite, and then bought a cheap external hard drive. I back up data files 1/month. If I lose whatever music or pictures I added in the last 20 days, for example...oh well.
At $90 for a 1,000 Gigabyte hard drive (http://www.amazon.com/Western-Digital-Elements-External-WDBAAU0010HBK-NESN/dp/B002QEBMB4/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1330879454&sr=8-3), I see no reason to pay Carbonite to keep files for me.
That, and your comments here have more power than you know. :)
Don't want, nor meean to get into a pissing match with you ... jus' sayin'
I don't use any back up.
Isn’t it great being old fashioned?! You still have control of your stuff.
It just creeps me out that Conservatives complain about the gov controlling everything meanwhile they use the products that allows the gov to control and track them. Just because something is easy and quick to use doesn’t make it safe.
I recall when Rush used to laugh at facebook... and now he’s using it.
I’m not that disappointed that he apologized - for a couple of reasons. One: he does not need to fan the flames of a fake distraction, which is all that this is. The left would be more than glad for this to go on and on and on. And two: I don’t call people sluts in private, polite company, or in public and he didn’t need to either. The minute it came out of his mouth he should have pulled it back and apologized for “getting a little too intense”. It just wasn’t necessary.
As a matter of fact this whole thing about her being a slut and having a lot of recreational sex was hyperbole to begin with. I heard some number that was something like she would have had to have sex 2.74 (or whatever) times a day, and while that might truly make someone a “slut”, she never said she used condoms - I think everyone, including Rush, knew she meant birth control pills which, depending on where you get them and whether you have insurance, etc. could cost $30, $40, $80 - I don’t know - a month.
I just wished he would have been more selective with his words. I hate seeing our side defending something like this. And just because Bill Maher (sic) calls Sarah Palin something doesn’t mean we get a free one - that just makes us the same. Stay on the economy, gas prices, crony capitalism, Iran, etc.
I have a similar approach except I take it to an obsessive / compulsive level (I have no choice - its who I am).
I have an iMac and MacBook Pro and I use Time Machine to back them up to an Apple “Time Capsule”, that is step one. Step two, I copy all of my Pictures, Music, and Documents folders to 3 different USB drives. One is connect at all times to the iMac, the second one is sitting if my den not connected to anything so that a power surge doesn’t take it out, and the 3rd one is at work. I bring it home every couple of months and copy stuff to it and take it back the next day - that way if my house burns down I still have all the pics of my grand kids and my 60s music.
The last thing I do is copy all my music and pictures to DVDs - just in case some big magnet mysteriously follows me around. OK, obviously I don’t know exactly why I do the DVDs but you can never be sure ....... sigh ....
This is probably the best time EVER to start a fresh advertising campaign with Rush.
I called Carbonite and they had restored everything in about 36 hours.
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