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Top Ten Ways Computers Kick the Bucket - PCstats.com Top Ten Ways Computers Kick the Bucket
Mon, April 19 2004 | 10:23PM | PermaLink Feedback?

I was reading news.BBC.co.uk this morning and came across a pretty funny article underscoring the need for everyone to back up their computer data at lest once or twice a week. If your computer has already shut down, and is holding your data hostage on a now seeming blank hard drive, PCstats has a Hard Drive Data Recovery Guide on the subject that could be your salvation!

Okay, so back to the story. While I've never known anyone to shoot their computer over a case of "E-Rage" I have been tempted more than few times to chuck a PC out the window... from about 4 stories up. When brand new installations restart and never come back to life, it can be just a little aggravating. But, I suppose getting 125 SPAM-to-12 REAL e-mails can have the same effect over time. In any case, here is the top ten list as seen by BBC.co.uk, and in each case the data was recovered!

  1. Laptop shot in anger
  2. PC thrown out the window to destroy evidence before police arrived
  3. Laptop fell off a moped and was run over by bus
  4. Laptop dropped in bath while doing company accounts
  5. Stolen PCs rescued after three weeks in a river
  6. Red wine spilt on laptop over dinner
  7. Server rescued after running unchecked 24/7 for years under layers of dust and dirt
  8. Computer thrown against a wall
  9. Latte-covered laptop rescued
  10. Laptop left on car roof as owner drives off

This mornings news includes an assortment of videocards, wireless, and home office gear, not to mention a few surprises! To start with Dean Barker of Overclockercafe looks at the X-Alien case as Spodes' tests out the Hoojum Cubit 3 MiniITX Case. OCmodshop pull an all nighter to get out their XFX Mach4 NF2S-AED review (it's an NF2 motherboard) while Tweaknews tweaks around with ATI's All-in-Wonder Radeon 9600PRO Videocard. Marco from Hothardware takes some Actiontec 802.11g Wireless gear for a spin, as PCstats has already done with some 802.11a hardware.

"Let's face it: there's no greater joy in life than strutting down the street -- headphone ear buds sprouting from your head -- listening to your favorite tunes on a portable player." I'd have to agree, but Futurelooks take it one step further and write more on the subject of portable MP3 Players. And last but not least, as HiTechMods look at a "Bay-Res," ExtremeOverclocking review the Samsung ML-1710 Monochrome Laser Printer... wait a minute that can't be right? Extreme Overclocking reviewing a printer? That's neither EXTREME, nor does it have anything to do with OVERCLOCKING!

FULL STORY @ Archived from BBC
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/technology/3193366.stm
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