Skip to comments.Investors flee Carbonite after Limbaugh announcement
Posted on 03/06/2012 11:46:54 PM PST by Impala64ssa
On Saturday, Carbonite CEO David Friend released a statement on his companys website declaring that Carbonite had decided to withdraw advertising from Rush Limbaughs radio show in the wake of his controversial remarks involving Georgetown Law student Sandra Fluke because it will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse:
Even though Mr. Limbaugh has now issued an apology, we have nonetheless decided to withdraw our advertising from his show. We hope that our action, along with the other advertisers who have already withdrawn their ads, will ultimately contribute to a more civilized public discourse.
However, it hasnt done much to contribute to his companys stock price. Since the market opened on Monday through its close today, Carbonite stock (NASDAQ:CARB) has plummeted nearly 12 percent, outpacing the drop of the NASDAQ index in that same time period by nine-and-a-half points. It was also one of the biggest decliners on the NASDAQ on Tuesday.
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Pisses me off, they off a great service and we just renewed with a three year contract on all our devices.
I wrote them and said we will not renew again, wish I could figure out where to go now.
The whole boycott Limbaugh is just stupid. I mean really these advertisers have no problem with leftest shows that say and firmly believe what they say against conservatives.
This whole issue is not going to end well, we are in for one hell of a ride the next few years, it really is fix it or break it time.
I told Carbonite that I quit as of my expiration date
of June 2.
I am not so much of a paranoid type, but I wonder about all the data they have on me.
They have a copy of everything on my computer.
I have been poopooing all the wise guys that say they have their own backup, but that is worthless in event of a natural disaster or fire.
I am, however, now concerned that a Marxist company has a copy of everything from my computer.
No one would have ever heard of car bon ite if they had not advertised on Rush’s show. I hope they fall off the face of the earth.
Far, far fewer for sure. To voluntarily cease advertising on a show with such a large audience will turn out to be a big mistake.
Didn’t help that people know David Friend is an Obama shill.
you write well and are an excellent read
You are totally right. Rush made them what there were. I bought my Sleep Number after hearing about them on his show. I am sure there are a long line of new and interesting products that are dying to have Rush promote them so that they can have the success that Carbonite used to have.
We have a fire proof safe where we store our backup drive. Better safe than sorry and we don't have to pay a monthly fee to a Marxist pos company.
“...wish I could figure out where to go now.”
There are recommendations and links in the following thread at Replies 34,37,41 and 74.
Nobody will call them to support, people only contact them to complain.
Someone there made a bad decision. Time will tell.
You are very kind.
Being Italian I am never at a lose for an opinion.
I just wrote Carbonite and cancelled my contract and was explicit why I was doing so.
May Carbonite rest in peace.
At on time “fire proof” safes protected paper documents from being destroyed. Paper can take pretty extreme heat before browning/burning. Are the newer safes good for electronic devices and plastic? Those are damaged at far lower temperatures. Another important factor is time. These types of safes are only good for limited time of exposure to fire. If the fire burns long enough the contents are done.
Why in the world would anyone, of any stripe, consider civilized discourse desirable when we are confronting an existential threat?
Orenthal, I'd prefer you didn't slice my neck any further and I'd appreciate a chance to explain why. Of course, I'll be glad to listen to your views and consider a compromise.
>>(Radio)Station owner Larry Fuss says Im canceling my Carbonite subscription”
>>From today’s TRI Newsletter: Delta Radio owner Larry Fuss sees Limbaugh Show advertisers bailing and says hes telling former Limbaugh advertiser Carbonite that his own action stems from your cancellation of Carbonites sponsorship of the Rush Limbaugh radio program Rush has millions of fans, many of whom, like myself, are business owners and Carbonite users. Fuss admits that Limbaugh may have engaged in a poor choice of words, he was nevertheless right about the entitlement mentality in this country and those who promote it. He says By canceling your advertising on his show, you are empowering these very people. Fuss says I dont do business with any of the other companies that have bailed, but Ill make sure to avoid them in the future.
Other than lack of money...The Main Reason I’ve never wanted a service like this is exactly what you state.
Can I REALLY trust someone else with MY stuff? Boring as it is, it’s MY stuff...
Liberal activists aren’t the only ones who can boycott - right Carbonite? :)
I can not express how HAPPY I am to see the POWER this team has
when the effort is put forward!!! CONGRATULATIONS to all of you,
You should keep your computer record on a backup drive, offsite.
Better to have them in two locations in the event of a fire.
There are fireproof and waterproof external hard drives available for home use. They’re pricey but you can’t put a price on 0bamabots in possession of your files. With 0bama as president, it pays to be paranoid.
This is the way WE FIGHT back!!!! Someone on this forum is compiling
a list WE must all pay attention DO NOT give one more cent to these
slime ball businesses!!!! GIVE THEM ALL HELL!!!! Congratulations on
withholding your hard earned dollars. I was a HUGE Costco customer,
I went today and got a Sam’s Club membership, I will NEVER go to
Costco again!!! Walmart & Sam’s support our side the RIGHT side!!!!
Dog with fleas and people excelling at being stoopid.
What’s really scary about this ‘slut’ thing is the fact that it’s THE 0BAMA REGIME in conjunction with George Soros’ hit-squad organizations THAT IS STRONG-ARMING THESE COMPANIES INTO ABANDONING RUSH. That is the real story here, but let’s focus on the word ‘slut’ instead.
Cosctco? Wow I better get the list
The best thing is to set up a data backup over your internet connection with a friend or relative. That way your backup is off-site.
Also, it is pretty simple to use a wifi connected HD to backup to a drive at a nearby neighbors home, or to a place like a detached storage building on your own property.
Everyone should keep firmly in mind that their data is worth far more than their computer hardware is.... you simply must back-up and secure that priceless data!
It would be workable to have two USB external drives, every month back up everything to one of them and then go to your bank and swap it for the other one in a safety deposit box.
Not really any more expensive than carbonite.
It's a shame that flooding is Asia cause the increase in HD prices... a 3TB drive cost much more than it used to.
It's easy to backup several GB worth of papers and family photos..etc to multiple gmail accounts...and it's FREE!
I canceled my Carbonite subscription last Saturday. I also emailed ProFlowers and told them very nicely where they could stick their flowers because I was now a former customer.
That was my response, but you know what Sam’s club was great, I was
Pleasantly surprised and they have better parking!!!!!
There are some free alternatives. I never signed up with them. I prefer to keep my backups in house, but I saw a thread that listed alternatives.
Anyone who puts their investment money behind a Marxist CEO is nuts.
When I first saw Carbonite advertised on TV, I thought what happens if the company goes defunct (which is looking likely)? I also thought what happens if they are hacked? Sheesh, NASA was hacked recently.
I don't get why someone would want their most important data out there in the new and great web-cloud on some server that hasn't been proven secure. Just my paranoid opinion. I'll keep my personal data on an external drive in my own home that only I have access to.
I use the simple but robust Windows Backup facility, always backing up to physically separate systems. Most of us have more than one computer, and most desktop machines can be expanded to four, six, or eight drives. A terabyte drive costs well under $100. An outboard terabyte drive, plugging into USB-2 or USB-3 or E-Sata costs about $100. The software comes with Windows, and there are commercial products which have little more to offer, but will backup Linux/Unix/Mac as well, which cost between $50 and a few hundred dollars.
My approach is to backup daily, using Windows, which allows almost as flexibility as its daddy, the VMS backup facility from the father of Windows after NT, DECs VMS. DEC’s compression was proprietary, so Windows now uses the ZIP protocol. I copy the backup archive to an external drive and carry it to a locked room in the basement of our building.
But I have a few people generating lots of data. For $25 you can buy 32 gigabyte flash drives. Even 64 and 128 GB flash drives are coming available. Most people would be well protected by backing up to a flash drive, and putting the flash drive in a safe deposit box. You don't need to backup applications - just your working documents. Windows Backup lets you check off just your essential data.
Carbonite probably involves fewer steps for installation, but may be much less efficient at restoration. Consider how long it would take to completely restore a 500 GB system over a 3 megabit or 6 megabit serial link. You could be facing several hundred hours for a remote restore. When something happens, having the backup media under your own control can save lots and lots of time. You also know what is or isn't being done with your data.
For the ambitious, remote storage is available from a number of companies. If it isn't already available, access by individuals to encrypted private storage is coming soon, probably shortly after Windows 8 ships. Carbonite probably didn't have long to live anyway. An entrepreneur will provide a utility to transfer Carbonite archives to archives under your direct control. Citrix is a company which understands how to build such a utility, but they too have shown that ethical principles only apply to conservatives, since they and Carbonite advertise on programs hosted by mouths for whom “slut” is the norm when applied to Sarah Palin, or Laura Ingraham, or Virginia Thomas or .... The vicious left is about to discover that there really are more of us than of them, and that we belive in the 1st Amendment. We also believe in "choice", of backup services, flower vendors, mattress suppliers, and very importantly, who we would trust when looking for a loan or buying do-it-yourself will kits.
Sentry Save Company makes a fire safe with a mini-USB port in the door. Put a USB hard drive in the safe, and you have instant fire proof backup. I have the model QE5541 and it keeps my ammo and data quite safe.
Sam’s club has great cans of tomatoes called Angela Mia. They are packed in puree (like redpack) and the only canned tomato I’ve found in the south that makes good sauce.
I joined Sam specifically for those tomatoes.
If you ask me,allowing someone to copy all the files from your computer to a supposidly secure server somewhere is a stupid idea. Paying someone to do it is a really stipid idea.
Good post, Spaulding. I’ve been intimidated/lazy in the backup department and the whole “cloud” thing always gave me the willies.
I’m going to give it a shot now, if only to backup my photos.
The Internet is a weak link in the Carbonite backup approach. Either get in the habit of regular backups on devices that are kept off site, or get a fireproof hard drive. The latter may be difficult because I do not know the status or availability. You can set up your own wireless backup circuit. There are probably other options.
I only paid $239 for a Fireproof, water-proof 2TB ioSafe.
I uninstalled mine as well and was happy to answer the survey at the end telling them why.
My initial backup was terribly slow due to my DSL line getting something like 350 kbps upload. But the Arq agent software is on the menubar and I can pause it any time I like. It is also activity-aware and gets out of the way if you use the web for other services.
There must be other front-end apps to S3 for PCs available as well.
I just received an email from Amazon yesterday informing me of price reductions up to 37% on their elastic computing ("EC") cloud services. It didn't sound like any immediate price reductions in S3.
“The Internet is a weak link in the Carbonite backup approach”
I agree that online backup is a lazy man’s way to protect his data.
I joined Carbonite, thank to Rush, as a stop gap until I
could devise an in house backup system that could be kept off site.
I am evaluating other ways to do a backup.
I am amazed at the amount of data that can be loaded on to
a simple USB key...I have several of them.
It would, however, be important to store them off site.
As I look at my situation, there is not much more then photos and a few legal and medical documents that I need to save.
My point, however, and very important is that any backup data must be in a secure location other then on site.
I once had a fire that destroyed EVERYTHING, but it was just prior to the internet and online revolution.
I was just getting my feet wet on a 8080 computer and mono monitor.
I think I’ll buy some of that tea from Rush — I’m already a 24/7 subscriber.
So, after a concerted effort by Media Matters, the Whitehouse, and the MSM to take out Limbaugh over Fluke, the result has been to damage the quisling sponsors. Sweet.
Just buy external backup drives and keep on a routine to update them. I run a desktop, a laptop (that stays with me) and three externals.
Microsoft has a really easy to use program called SyncToy that does a wonderful job of synchronizing my selected data files between computers and the externals, and it is free.