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Month: September 2020

Re: [trinity-users] Re: data recovery - recommendations & strategies

From: "William Morder via trinity-users" <trinity-users@...>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2020 21:46:31 -0700

On Thursday 10 September 2020 15:44:58 Mike Bird via tde-users wrote:
> On Thu September 10 2020 14:26:20 William Morder via trinity-users via
> tde-users wrote:
> > Do I need to identify (or calculate the position) of these bad blocks?
> I don't mean this disrespectfully but just to better apprise you
> of your situation.
> What you're doing is kind of like brain surgery and if you're
> doing brain surgery and you're asking a diabetics mailing list
> whether it's OK to remove this lumpy bit then you probably
> shouldn't be doing brain surgery.
> I have a master's in computer science and a lifetime of experience
> and if I have to recover a hard drive in that kind of state I do a
> lot of reading and studying.  Sometimes I have to read the source
> code of a tool to see what it is really doing.  If I have to ask a
> question I ask subject matter experts, not users of this magnificent
> desktop environment.  And with all that I don't always succeed.
> --Mike

This is why I am asking questions. If I am impatient, it is because I would 
rather not be messing with computers at all, but want to get to my 40 years 
of research materials and personal data that are trapped on the hard drive. 

I use my computers for other work, but now it becomes necessary to learn new 
skills that are not really suited to my temperament. However, this is what 
needs to be done, so I find a way. 

Until about 2005, computers were for me only glorified typewriters, and I 
never used the Internet before 2000. I taught myself to run Linux so that I 
could have more control over my system (and I do like to build things, like 
hardware), but I don't claim to know anything. I find my way like a blind 
person feeling around in a new place. 

It does help to have people who can tell me what they know better than I.