Eliminate your ancient USB flash drive with drag and drop file sharing

What a new and original idea! I can’t beleive no one has done this before!


I think we’re more or less on topic… Question: What’s wrong with using Google Drive or whatever it is that MS has? At least for simple file sharing. Both free.

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Those are both probably better options than what is being offered here. I was just going off on a “cloud” rant, realizing most of us have some form of one at this point, and thought it might make an interesting topic.

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I think something that irks me about the ‘cloud’ is that it is being monetized rather than being made useful.
Ed: Now that I think about it, it HAS been made useful; i.e. torrents :slight_smile:

That was my initial thought, but I’m seeing more uses as the concept matures. It’s a trade off in a lot of ways. I think I’m going to start a thread so we don’t go to off topic, despite the fact I do enjoy mocking some of the BB store posts. (It should probably go under “wrath”. :slight_smile: )

This is worthy of discussion. Point me to thread :wink:

Have at it. :slight_smile:

I don’t have any ancient USB flash drives. Mine are all less than 15 years old.


But that wouldn’t involve you giving these people money. For them, this is a problem.

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I have a Synology DS214play and it’s awesome. We picked it up on sale, so it was not too bad <$200. You buy drives separately, which was the more expensive part. It’s useful as home server for storage, I can SFTP from it remotely, run lightweight web apps, and it’s a media server that can send audio/video to the Chromecast hooked to my TV (we got the play model since it transcodes on the fly). It also has a very versatile BitTorrent client built in, not that I would know anything about that…

Obviously not the right time for you, but it’s cool, small, versatile, and has been really painless to use. You can ssh into it too to muck around with Linux if that’s your thing.


Yes. I didn’t know RapidShare and Hotfile are gone!!!

I still have a 16 MB USB flash drive! Is that 15 years old?

I have one not quite that old and it still gets used…


Same here. I might as wear it out to get rid of it for tiny files I need to copy.

I got a 16 Meg SD card that came with my camera. If I ever get a new camera, I could use it to take 1 photo with! :smiley:


Apparently, trust can be useful.

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Essential eh? I’ll add that to the list of words that mean nothing any more. Also add this to the list of scummy crap advertised on boingboing.

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[pours some beer on the ground in honor of Megaupload]


This needs one of those “As Seen On TV” infomercial videos, where someone struggles and flails about dramatically while trying and failing to drag and drop a file into their dropbox folder.


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