Person tests Amazon's "unlimited" cloud storage by uploading 1.8 petabytes of porn


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/08/25/person-tests-amazons-unlim.html


#2

Mr. Brown: “So I clicked on Amazon Cloud storage and all I see is dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick, dick.”

Mr. Blue: “How many dicks is that?”

Mr. White: “A lot.”


#3

do_you_want_ants


#4

I’d like to know the amount of resources this took. Including electricity. Wow.


#5

Who says there are no more heroes?


#6

Sounds like a Double-D-DOS attack.


#7

Seriously, what was the point? Amazon isn’t a scientific phenomenon where you have to test the boundaries. Open a support request and ask them what would happen if you uploaded 2 petabytes of data.


#8

Right. Or give it a moment’s thought and the result would be both completely predictable and undesirable: “Amazon canceled its unlimited storage offering”


#9

I mean he mentioned he’s a bit of a data hog, bit might not do it justice :smiley:


#10

This is why we can’t have nice things.


#11

Glad it wasn’t 1.8 pedobytes…


#12


#14

8meM7


#15

I suspect we really don’t.


#16

Wouldn’t his ISP have some sort of upload quota?


#17

He said he used the exercise to learn… how to handle that much data.

Ew


#18

Only one who might actually enjoy that much porn would be “Bob” from Dresden files.


#19

He better hope he isn’t a Comcast customer.


#20

So this is the dick who screwed up Amazon Cloud Storage for the rest of us. Fuck him (or her- I didn’t read the article).

Actually, I could have answered the question for the guy. I had talked to Amazon Cloud Storage support a year back. They didn’t care how much you stored until you hit 100 TBs, and no one using the solution was even close to that (which makes sense, because at that point, you’d look for a solution that wasn’t aimed at the consumer market). I had around 10 TBs of stuff, and they were fine with it, and the service worked great. There weren’t as many apps using ACS as there were Dropbox and Google, but that was okay.

Now I’ve got to move everything somewhere else for more money because this guy wanted to get an article in on how “unlimited” really isn’t unlimited. And I get it, but he (or someone like him) probably just screwed up a great consumer level service for those of us with a bit more data than 1TB.


#21

Which one in the petabyte collection?

SCNR.