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Old 2011-02-07, 06:16   #1
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Default Trolls and Dropbox?

We use Dropbox a lot. It is one of our favorite free "cloud" apps. And, it works with our iPad, too.

Anyways, if you sign up for Dropbox using our link we get additional free storage.

Ordinarily, we would not post spam anything like this, but Troll[3,4] are filling up our Dropbox with video game ROMs at an alarming rate.

So, think of the children!

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Old 2011-02-07, 09:03   #2
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I concur! Dropbox has essentially replaced my flash drive. And since my iPad doesn't have a USB slot, that's a good thing! Unfortunately I already have an account so am not of any help, but if you don't have one yet this is a great opportunity to see what you're missing and help out the children at the same time!

Edit: BTW, sign up with a .edu address if you can. They will then give you 0.5 GB for each referral rather than 0.25 GB.

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Old 2011-02-07, 14:33   #3
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I just signed up. Enjoy!
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Old 2011-02-07, 15:26   #4
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The carrier parrots here are pining for the fjords, so I signed up.
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Old 2011-02-08, 22:56   #5
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we get additional free storage.
if I knew my PC was safe and trusted people I'd say use my extra room I just totaled it and if I plug all my portables including a USB a iPod and a 230 + GB hard-drive plus my 232 ? onboard I have about 412 GB free space.
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Old 2011-02-09, 06:09   #6
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Who could resist helping Troll[3,4]? I couldn't.

Props to fish1 too for all the word counting work.
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Old 2011-02-09, 12:22   #7
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I have so many google groups free I supposedly violated google's TOS but i have 7 GB of them I think unfortunately they only seem good for google crap. anyone want some I don't but I can't get rid of them.
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Old 2011-02-09, 21:45   #8
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The amazingly useful tool for uploading files to dropbox: http://www.andreafabrizi.it/?dropbox_uploader

Saved me a lot of work already, will recommend to anyone.
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Old 2011-02-15, 11:07   #9
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We use Dropbox a lot. It is one of our favorite free "cloud" apps. And, it works with our iPad, too.

Anyways, if you sign up for Dropbox using our link we get additional free storage.

Ordinarily, we would not post spam anything like this, but Troll[3,4] are filling up our Dropbox with video game ROMs at an alarming rate.

So, think of the children!

Thanks Mike, but I'm going to turn down this one until a serious security hole has been fixed. It's a pity, really, because Dropbox is a facility of which I could make good use.

The hole is that some component within the client software attempts to execute code off the stack. SELinux rightly picks that up as a vulnerability and refuses to let the client run. For those not au fait with this kind of vulnerability: if the stack is executable, anything which is put on the stack of that process can be run as code with the privileges of the user running the client. The risks are just too great that an otherwise harmless bug or misfeature could be exploited by creating a carefully crafted temporary data structure and then executing it.

I would recommend other users of Dropbox to consider their options very carefully. The authors are aware of the problem, according to forum postings I read when investigating Dropbox's failure to run on my system, but haven't yet released a corrected version. Some of the workarounds suggested on the forum are wildly irresponsible in my opinion.

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Old 2012-05-29, 02:15   #10
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Troll[3,4] have requested more space. We have no idea what they are doing exactly, but we are pretty sure it is legal.

https://db.tt/GOCG6we1im

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Troll[3,4] have requested more space. We have no idea what they are doing exactly, but we are pretty sure it is legal we choose to be willfully ignorant.

https://db.tt/GOCG6we1im

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