[OT] unhosing .rev and .livecode files
richmondmathewson at gmail.com
Sun Dec 4 13:44:55 EST 2016
Thanks, one-and-all, for the kind and informative messages about backing
up and so forth.
I have retrieved as much as I am likely to from my zonked Linux box, and
am now putting the
thing back together.
HOWEVER, before that:
1. Retrieved from one of my hard drives was a "rather intriguing" set of
extremely foul, hard-core
porn images which I most definitely did not download onto that drive.
Looking through a load of old receipts I discovered that I had bought
that hard-drive second-hand.
2. So, at the cost of losing 2 more days time, I am doing a seven-fold
deletion thing offered by
Macintosh's Disk Tools as have no very great desire to find that set of
images popping up again.
3. I also noticed all sorts of advert images which, I, similarly did not
download onto my hard drives;
so can only conclude that whatever webpages one visits, those webpages
dump their images onto your
hard drive in some sort of cache that is not purged properly subsequently.
4. I have invested in a 4 TB external hard-drive as well as a further
three 2 TB external hard-drives
so that I cans et up some sort of rotating system as Richard Gaskin
5. I am using a 1 TB partiion on one of the 2 TB hard drives as a
Time-Machine disk for my newly acquired
2006 Intel Mac.
As I was completely unable to retrieve the log files from my hosed
system I have no way of knowing
what zonked my Linux system. What I do know is as follows:
A. The computer (DELL Optiplex 754) works perfectly alright, having had
it up and running doing
forensic stuff on a variety of Live Disks (Xubuntu 16.04, GParted, Hiren's).
B. The night before it "died" I was accessing an external disk that was
freezing up the machine, and
I wonder if the "culprit" was something on that disk.
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