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January 16, 2005



Do you have some really important deadline approaching? That can kill computers.


Print the picutures- they'll last longer than data copies, won't become incompatible w/ hardware or software, etc. Really- anything important should get a print-out.

PZ Myers

Uh-oh. I have a FIVE Mac household, with two more computers at the lab and office -- I've been relying on seven-way redundancy.

Now you're making me a little panicky.


Even if both machines are truly dead, it's entirely possible you could get the data off the hard drives. Data recovery isn't cheap, but you'd be amazed at what they can recover.


There is this myth among Mac owners that this doesn't happen, but it does, all the time.


My iBook didn't just get the plaids, it got the Mondrians. So when the rest of the machine stopped talking to the screen entirely, I took it to the local Mac hospital.

They said Oh yeah, known issue, and they fixed it for free, even though the machine definitely wasn't under warranty anymore. For FREE!

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