Requests are authorized using an access control list associated with each bucket and object.
Bucket names and keys are chosen so that objects are addressable using HTTP URLs: The Amazon AWS Authentication mechanism allows the bucket owner to create an authenticated URL with time-bounded validity.
Food units are generally for large quantities, not comparable to modern supermarket prices. [SOURCE: Prices in Colonial Pennyslvania, Anne Bezanson, et al, University of Pennsylvania Press, 1935.] [1786-1817] Median annual prices for 14 leading commodities, Western Prices Before 1861/Thomas Senior Berry [Harvard University Press: Boston] 1943 [NOTE: This book offers dozens of price charts, including seasonal variations of Cincinnati Wholesale Commodity Prices 1824-1860 (p.  Meat prices, Boston MA  Retail food costs, California gold miners [1861-1865] American Civil War food prices [1860-2009] The Value of A Dollar: Prices and Incomes in the United States, selected food prices extracted from advertisements and federal data [NOTE: Value of a Dollar books are available in most public libraries. Urban taverns offered a wider range of services, including both public and private dining facilties. Pricing notes here: "The fare in a rural tavern..simple, whatever the tavern keeper had on hand for his/her own family and was willing to share...
The broad adoption of Amazon S3 and related tooling has given rise to competing services based on the S3 API.
These services use the standard programming interface; however, they are differentiated by their underlying technologies and supporting business models.
While the use of Bit Torrent does reduce bandwidth, AWS does not provide native bandwidth limiting and as such users have no access to automated cost control.
This can lead to users on the "free-tier" S3 or small hobby users amassing dramatic bills.
Note that as the semantics of the S3 file system are not that of a Posix file system, the file system may not behave entirely as expected.