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Well when I first looked about an hour ago my instinct was that "this" = "clue", but I didn't make the connection at first. So I convinced myself that "promise" was the definition part, especially as "this angry" is 9 letters. After a minute of failed anagram attempts I gave up.
Then I came back to check what the answer was (as I assumed it would have been solved), it still wasn't so I gave it another try with my original thought of "this = clue". It still took me a few minutes to get it though... I think because I know them as "CCC" is the reason why "crossword" took a while to come to mind.
I still have one in the bank I can use for tomorrow, but after my recent one that went unsolved I fear it may suffer the same fate... I guess we shall see.
Wasn't there a line like:
The Boy Stood upon the burning deck,
Picking his nose like fury,
He rolled it into little balls,
and flicked into the Jury,
and on sadly I can't remember the rest there was whole verse of it.
Heard it originally from my Gran-dad sadly I can't really find the rest of it...
Currently sitting here transferring the content of old CDs to a hard drive. To save space, physically, and save me the hassle of looking for a specific disc among hundreds. And it's easier/quicker to make additional backups (this data will just become part of my regular backup set, now that hard drives are so ridiculously large). Anyway, the reasons don't matter.
I have some CDs burned in 1996 that are still reading properly (Kodak InfoGuard; the recording surface is gold-colored). I have some burned less than 5 years ago that are completely unreadable (various brands, with the recording surface greenish/blue/purple). I've discovered a long time ago that the faster you burn a disc at, the more likely it is you'll get read errors further down the road. So I tend to burn to disc at 4x and no faster.
Clearly the old claim that CDs will last 100 years isn't true, at least not for cheap, mass consumer media. I'm sure there's "archive quality" discs that do a much better job.
What's the oldest CD (you've burned yourself) that's still readable in 2018?
I've got some old discs back from my high school days.
I went there from 2000 to 2006, so that's 12 to 18 years ago, and the last time I checked those still worked (although I don't check them yearly )
The problem for me isn't in the discs though, but in my hardware.
I have an old PC that I don't use anymore and a laptop from work that doesn't have a disc drive, so I bought an external USB disc drive a few months ago, but mostly for reading music CDs.
Most of my data is on an external HD, which I really hope never dies on me
Sander, Sander ... all HDD's die, they are mechanical devices, so it's a matter of "when", not "if".
This is why I have a RAID5 NAS: i can - and have - lose a disk without losing any data. And the chances of two HDD's dying together is a lot lower than one on it's own. (But if they are all from the same batch, it's a good idea to assume they will fail fairly close to each other and preempt the subsequent failures.)
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I don't trust backup software not to corrupt its own files - because then you're at the mercy of the software vendor to recover anything from these big proprietary blobs. Instead, my backup strategy doesn't get any fancier than robocopy. It's then trivial to get directly to a single file, and the risk of corruption isn't any worse than what you get with standard NTFS.
Then the whole backup drive is encrypted with TrueCrypt.
In my experience (it's happened twice) - When you irreplacable harddrive with all your important data (that you don't have a backup of) crashes, you discover that the data wasn't irreplacable at all, and it's only a very small percentage you'll ever miss...
That said, having a backup is not a bad thing at all...
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