Post details: "So, it wasn't a good idea to try and fix my hard drive with 10W40?"

12/07/07

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"So, it wasn't a good idea to try and fix my hard drive with 10W40?"

Okay, THESE were funny... and I had to share 'em... but before I do, PLEASE click here and if you're a fellow blogger, PLEASE consider doing a post... ANYTHING to get more people to read about Barton Transport #512 (or "One Old Red Bus"...) We pretty much have ONE week to save her from the scrappers... and I'm hoping that if the right person or people read about it, we can save her from being ripped apart and eventually turned into a 4 x 4 cube of semi-recyclable materials.

Anyway, I read these and got a good giggle... it's a list of "Data Disaster Nightmares" from Australia Computer World from Ontrack's data recovery team...

One woman called to complain that she had "washed all her data away." Her USB stick had been through a cycle in her washing machine and -- surprise! -- she couldn't retrieve any data from it.

A British scientist was fed up with the way his hard drive was squeaking, so he drilled a hole through the casing and poured oil into the mechanics. The squeaking stopped, and so did the hard drive.

A wedding photographer faced the potential wrath of a new bride when he discovered he had overwritten her photos with ones from another event, the photos were recovered before the couple learned of the mistake.

In an effort to test a parachute, a camera (acting as the chute's cargo) was dropped from a plane. Unfortunately, the parachute failed its test and its fragile cargo shattered into several pieces. Ontrack's engineers had to reassemble the camera's memory stick and the video of the parachute's demise was recovered.

But the best recovery of all has to be the ant invasion.

Discovering ants had taken up residence in his external hard drive, a photographer in Thailand took the cover off his computer and sprayed the interior with insect repellent.

The ants didn't make it, and neither did the drive.

Brilliant.

Anyway, I had to share these... and PLEASE, again, if you can, help us publicise the plight of "One Old RED Bus"... like I said, we have about one week to save the old bus...

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