@kev When I was a at uni a PhD student's laptop got stolen with at least 5 years of data on it. No backup at all 😱


@kev Most likely did.. put out a reward and everything.

@mike @kev I've seen that. I had a similar experience when I was working at my University. Only in my case, I got a call from a prof claiming his computer was making a weird noise. When we got there, you could hear the read/write heads grinding on the platters. Total loss. Same story regarding backups and years of data. That guy plopped down in the middle of his office floor.

We took the hard drive apart later. The platters looked like someone played Frisbee with them in the parking lot.

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