‘Twas the night before Christmas – Old school computer version

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I first read this story on a University of Arkansas computer system sometime before 1985 and promptly typed it up and put it on my BBS (Non-Prophet BBS) for people to read. I have sent it in email, and “snail mail” for the last 25 years or so…  I still get a kick out of it.   If anyone knows the …

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Hard drive in action in super slow motion

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Ever wanted to see a hard drive in action? If you are the curious type, you probably already have taken a drive apart and noted how quickly the actuator arm moved. These guys show a drive in super slow motion. (40x reduction in speed) for your viewing pleasure. Share and Enjoy:

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Hard drive stolen from Miami’s Upper Valley Medical Center #encryption #dataloss #privacy

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Here’s another case of a missing device from a medical facility… “Computer hard drive missing from UVMC hospital” A man walked into a medical center, and apparently stole a hard drive that from a computer in a patient admitting area near the main lobby. The quote that gets me was “The hospital does not believe any patient personal information is …

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Data Killer – Could tape & hard drive shredding & “DOD” wipes be a thing of the past?

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Currently, the ONLY true way to ensure that your data is not recovered from an old hard drive is to destroy that drive by shredding it. In the video below, you will see a device that has the potential for erasing the data using the same method that was used to record that information, albeit much more powerful. It remains …

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Need LOTS of external hard drive storage? The Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk offers 4 TB!

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PCMAG.COM posted a review of the new Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex Desk (4TB) external hard drive that is worth reading if you are looking for a large storage solution. They listed the pros as being “HUGE”, “numerous connection interfaces” and “low cost”. On the flip-side, they stated that the plastic construction was a negative, as it didn’t offer much in the way of protection. …

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Spring Cleaning Time – For Your Data!

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It’s that time again!  Time to do some spring cleaning! This is where millions of people spend hours or even days cleaning up their computers.  Wedding mail, files and other data in an attempt to simplify their life and to determine what is to be kept and what should be deleted. I suggest NOT cleaning. Sure, you can ORGANIZE, but …

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