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Wannabe Geek

# 2135495 27-Nov-2018 20:52
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Mine was back in my uni days - I had all my work saved in my computer with no backup (bad idea). The computer was working fine and had no sign of trouble then all of a sudden everything just went black and I was unable to retrieve anything and had to re-do a lot of assignments again... 


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Uber Geek

  # 2135516 27-Nov-2018 21:46
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When camera/video storage was limited, went on holiday to the USA with family.


Backed up all my photos and video to the brand new spinning harddrive in my laptop..... got home, and half the files on the spinning harddrive were corrupted. 


I was wondering if somehow this happened while going through airport security scanners!!!  Very disappointing. 


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Uber Geek

  # 2135520 27-Nov-2018 22:19
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Behold, "Ariki".  This was my first home/flat server, from not long after the turn of the century.  It served me and the flatmates well - started off as a Slackware box with squid and fetchmail in front of a dialup connection shared to four adults.  With a few upgrades and time it also ended up with windows 2000 where I played with roaming profiles and was also a media server, hence the video switching in the photo.


I took the machine with me after I left the flat and went to fire it up one day a few years later but both the motherboard and drives were stuffed. No back ups as there was nothing of real importance on it .... aside from its installation and memories of tinkering with the system itself.


You can fire up Quake anytime to have a taste of what that used to be back in the day but you can never get back those old machines.