The troubles with Workday...
...can end in lost pay. Just ask Baltimore City's employees! They transitioned right before the pandemic and it's been a big mess.
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From what I can tell, this *sounds* like the drive in question was built for a different Amiga with different DMA timing. It was built specifically for one Amiga, but put in another... and the clock app was built that it chewed up enough timer ticks at that right size to let the drive work properly.
Someone had a hyperspace engine failure there. "Warp 9" and "photon torpedo" are Star *Trek* references, but the Pentagon's JEDI project is a Star *Wars* reference. Next thing we know people are going to argue that Starbucks shot the Darlek first.
Queue the red shirt vs storm trouper fight jokes in 3... 2... 1... (someone call the Doctor)
It was inevitable. Quantum Link's forums shut down... then Usenet died off... and now Compuserve is being absorbed and rebranded into the AOL/Yahoo/Oath borg, and with it, the discussion boards of old are gone.
Wish they'd donate them to the Internet Archive.
The question really is: Do you need something to recover a crashed laptop, a virus-loaded laptop, or do you want something to back up your laptop so you can recover easier (aka prevention)?
For a crashed (or crashing) laptop, there is only one solution: Spinrite at grc.com. This works wonders and is worth the $90. Don't be fooled by it's tiny (3.5" floppy) size -- it's written in assembler by GRC's sole owner, Steve Gibson. Spinrite also works on SSDs (using level 1, max level 2). Get it, slap it on a CD, boot into it, scan your drive. It'll take a while but it's worth the wait and price.
For a virus loaded laptop, pull a copy of the AVG Rescue CD, and boot into it. Scan your system. Then switch to MalwareBytes and let it clean up your system.
If you Windows install is completely hosed, grab a Knoppix CD and use it to dig through your laptop and copy your data to an external USB drive. This is Linux for the win.
For prevention, there's numerous ways including Carbonite or even setting up a Raspberry Pi with a large desktop HD (or even a USB based Drobo) and setting up a "Time Machine for Unix" scheme.
Mozilla forgot one other item as well. JPEGs are compressed in phases. The first few are to translate the RGB image to a different colorspace, something like YuYv. It then reduces the image down depending on configuration (remember, JPEGs loose information by design), and then finally hands it off to a general data compression codec.
That codec? Arithmetic.
No, it's not LZW (aka XZip), not BZIP, not even GZIP (PKWare's Deflate) or LZ77 (GIF), hell it's not even Huffman! It's plain arithmetic encoding, and anyone who knows their compression codecs knows plain old' arithmetic encoding SUCKS.
To demonstrate that it sucks, the folks behind StuffIt! (Mac compression tool) put in a custom JPEG compressor, which took the JPEG, undid the arithmetic encoding, and recompressed it with Deflate. When it was uncompressed, it just un-Deflated it, re-arithmetic encoded, and passed it off as the original JPEG. It got like 10-15% savings.
Phoronix published results of the Flash Friendly File System (aka F2FS) that's bundled in the Linux 3.8 kernel. Compared on SSD, SD cards, and even USB flash drives against EXT3, EXT4, XFS, and even BTRFS... F2FS improved performance in most cases. In some cases it even beat exFAT and NTFS.
I'm waiting for it to stabilize on 3.9 though.
If this goes through, this means:
Pirate Bay, bullet-proof hosting services, and even Mega will land mirrors on their networks.
Internet connectivity gets upgraded ASAP.
The media companies start bribing heavily enough to cause military action.
A&B get nuked.
World War 3.
I'd move to Germany but they're even worse than the US.
(First time commentard, please be brutal. :D )
I was about to suggest that -- let @theregister and @regsecurity be RSS feed stuff, and @elreg be human (with some updates on various projects going on). Monitoring @theregister for feedback will be helpful in case of problems (like hacks to Vulture Central hardware or notices of specials at nearby pubs).
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