Steve Jobs Dead At 56
Let it become permanent record that I turned to this website as soon as I found out by word-of-mouth. Looking forward to people's thoughtful comments here.
Very sad day.
Firefox 4, A Day Later
Thank you for the tabs on top tip, i was looking for the "Un-kill Your Face" checkbox before I read your post. That'll do.
BFG Tech Sending Out RMA Denial Letters, 'Winding Down Business'
I know that when Gateway sold its Professional Services Unit to MPC (formerly MicronPC) in 2007 and then MPC filed for chapter 11 a year later, MPC was obligated to honor the existing warranties whether they were originally contracted with the former Gateway unit or the later MPC unit. To this day, we're still having warranty work done by a third-party company on behalf of Gateway/MPC.
Feds and Hollywood Seize Domains of Movie Pirates
Similar to the War on Drugs, the small fish and the users get pinched while the root of the issue goes ignored.
Write Bits Directly Onto a Hard Drive Platter?
You know how data restoration companies do it?
They take out the spindle with the platters, and put it in their own reading device with its own controller. And with that you can read and write the exact bits (as long as quantum physics allow it). But the head has to be compatible (e.g. perpendicular recording needs entirely different heads).
I bet those devices can be bought, and I bet their controller is actually just software on the computer (for flexibility). I also bet they come with different head configurations.
But they are definitely not going to be cheap.
Hey, at least it is a real solution. :)
Having worked for a successful "data restoration company", I can say that you are absolutely incorrect. There is no mysterious 'reading device with its own controller'. Why would you even need one when the drive you're working on is often modular? Individual components can often be replaced (head stack, spindle motor, PCB, etc) from another drive that matches the original in a very specific way (this differs by manufacturer).
Have you actually ever been trained to perform invasive data recovery, or are you just going by what someone told you over the phone?
I keep track of my passwords ...
What you meant to ask was... "How often do you *log in*?"
Russia Recalls Modern Warfare 2
On the other hand, I actually have to thank Infinity Ward for MW2, for one simple reason: it's been a while since any American game depicted a proper, honest-to-God Russian invasion of U.S. soil, complete with shelled cute "American Dream" neighborhoods and burning White House, and the overall gloomy atmosphere of verging on defeat. At least it's markedly different from your typical drivel of a U.S. Rambo squad on rampage somewhere in Siberia, taking out Russian soldiers by the thousands. Just as unrealistic, too, but hey, at least you can appreciate how it looks from the other side now. I only wish there was an option to play for the paratroopers in the initial wave :)
Take a look at World in Conflict for PC.
Seagate Firmware Update Bricks 500GB Barracudas
The model number listed in this scenario is 'ST3500320AS'. Note the 'ST'. Re-branded Seagate/Maxtor drives start with 'STM'.
So as far as drive technology goes, the affected editions should be Seagate-original designs.
However, if they've (mistakenly) added Maxtor engineers to their PCB/firmware tech teams...
Netflix Comes To Tivo, AppleTV, Linux
Perhaps TVersity will come to the rescue.
I can already stream many web sources to my DirecTV HR20, Netflix could be the next best thing.
Woman Admits Sending $400K To Nigerian Scammer
can we expect the book? Surely she's still just as greedy, and what better way?