[scribus] OT: was Re: Hard Drive Duty (Re: scribus Digest, Vol 2, Issue 37)
nigel at rmk.co.il
Sat May 31 15:48:00 CEST 2008
John Culleton wrote:
> On Friday 23 May 2008 11:47:58 am Paul wrote:
>> Good Morning! (from this time zone)
>> In today's issue, this:
>> I have two hard drives, and use a surge protector. The
>> newest/biggest hard
>>> drive is for work and the older/smaller one is for experiments
>>> with different distributions and more pertinently for my two
>>> backup partitions. Overnight my work files (/usr/local and /home
>>> ) are backed up to partitions on drive number 2.
>>> About every three years I buy a still newer and bigger drive. The
>>> oldest drive is retired, the remaining drive is demoted to backup
>>> duty and the newest is now the daily work drive. I buy hardware
>>> from Tiger Direct.
>> Wait,what happens to the oldest drive? You don't throw it away, do
>> you? Can I have it (them)? (I can't afford new drives, I have to
>> choose between food and new drives, and food wins)(yes, I am almost
>> dirt poor. I had to walk to school in the winter with just bread
>> bags on my feet, and it was up-hill both ways....)
> The retired drives end up in the junque box. I don't think an elderly
> 7gb or so drive is worth shipping anywhere. For one thing they are
> ATA and SATA is fashionable nowadays. But If you want to pay the
> shipping I'll see what I can do. They will be formatted with Linux
> partitons, with maybe a stray Win2000 partition here and there.
> On what continent do you live?
> Feet? You had feet? I used to crawl to school on my stumps...
You were lucky....
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