Datarecovery $500

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    Malum in se abachler's Avatar
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    Datarecovery $500

    Finally got around to recovering the hard drive that crashed about 6 months ago, it's gonna cost me $500 to get back my source code, if its even still there. I guess that will learn me to keep more consistent backups
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Any chance they will do you a full report of recoverable files before you paying one cent?
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    The programmer comes home with 12 loaves of bread.


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    Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.

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    Oh yeah, they tell me whats there first, then I choose whether or not to go ahead with the recovery. If I choose not to, then they give me the drive back. I'm mostly just interested in my source code, but it would be nice to get back some of the other files as well.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Wow! That's a fairly steep price. And to think the cost of a couple of DVDs could have saved you the time and money. Not to rub that in your face or anything. I've had the same thing happen to me and b/c of it I frequently burn my source code to CD/DVD.

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    Hobby code? Or work code? I guess hobby as it's six months old.

    Someone in my department lost two years of phd work due to a hard drive head crash recently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers View Post
    Hobby code? Or work code? I guess hobby as it's six months old.

    Someone in my department lost two years of phd work due to a hard drive head crash recently.
    Private research code. Some of it I have used for work in the past though. It's definately not 'hobby code'.
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubba View Post
    I've had the same thing happen to me and b/c of it I frequently burn my source code to CD/DVD.
    I actually make extra copies and mail them to my mom from time to time, for safe keeping :P

    You should check these out. They are totally cool: very cheap, easy to use, portable and nearly indestructible. A few weeks ago I put one through the washer and dryer by accident, both on HOT. It's still fine.
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    Well that's better than my stupid brother who paid $4000 to recover a drive in his Power Mac.

    What was so valuable that was on the drive you ask? Pirated MP3s. You know, things that could have just been downloaded again?

    And did I mention the guy has a master's in film scoring? And he pirates music? Well I guess karma is a ...........

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    Quote Originally Posted by brewbuck View Post
    And did I mention the guy has a master's in film scoring? And he pirates music? Well I guess karma is a ...........

    (I love my brother)
    For a fact, the majority of the musicians I know actively engage in "filesharing", and could care less about the (highly constructed, so-called) "moral" issues involved.

    However, they are also of the sort where they don't really make money selling albums, they make money performing.

    As an interesting addendum, musicians are now suing the record industry for their own brand of "infringement":
    http://www.thestar.com/business/arti...r-infringement

    This one's pretty interesting. It's a story about how all the online "royalties" the industry is supposedly trying to save for artists isn't going to the artists at all:
    http://www.toomuchjoy.com/?p=1397
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    Quote Originally Posted by MK27 View Post
    I actually make extra copies and mail them to my mom from time to time, for safe keeping :P
    Mail them to your mum?

    I always thought you lived in your parent's basement.
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    >> Private research code. Some of it I have used for work in the past though. It's definately not 'hobby code'.
    But from experience a lot of research is finding out what doesn't work. And from more experience most things don't work. Thusly fewest things do work, so you should have no problem remembering what does work
    But that sucks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyclown View Post
    Mail them to your mum?

    I always thought you lived in your parent's basement.
    The money I don't spend on stamps, I spend on candy -- she got her card already!
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    Quote Originally Posted by twomers View Post
    >> Private research code. Some of it I have used for work in the past though. It's definately not 'hobby code'.
    But from experience a lot of research is finding out what doesn't work. And from more experience most things don't work. Thusly fewest things do work, so you should have no problem remembering what does work
    But that sucks!
    Yeah, but the work involved in rebuilding all my skeletons and other tools is just daunting.
    I went to MSDN to try to rebuild my system service skeleton the other day only to find that they gutted the system service example and it doesn't include all the necessary code anymore. So I need to either find a copy i posted here or try finding it on some backup somewhere. I would ask my old boss for a copy, but him and I don't really get along. Our lawyers aren't even on speaking term's anymore
    Until you can build a working general purpose reprogrammable computer out of basic components from radio shack, you are not fit to call yourself a programmer in my presence. This is cwhizard, signing off.

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    Luckily I think I'm safe from this as I write data backup software for my current job (it can't cover my macbook, but I've got Time Machine for that!)

    That sucks for you however, data loss is always a huge PITA.
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