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biglove
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Laptop died

Post by biglove » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:11 pm

My eight year old Toshiba laptop bit the dust. Replacing it with a new Lenovo, same size SSD, same 8GB RAM and lots of new tech...for $150 less than the last one.

I do love when tech prices drop but damn I don't look forward to getting data off the old SSD IF it isn't itself dead.

Fortunately I use Dropbox so everything but settings will come back fairly easily.

Tech is awesome until it fails and it always fails at the worst possible time. Am sure there is a specific common law named for just that scenario.
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Re: Laptop died

Post by conjurer » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:20 pm

biglove wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:11 pm

Tech is awesome until it fails and it always fails at the worst possible time. Am sure there is a specific common law named for just that scenario.
We should ask Gerdson. The fucking krauts probably have a word for it.
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Re: Laptop died

Post by biglove » Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:29 pm

conjurer wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:20 pm
biglove wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:11 pm

Tech is awesome until it fails and it always fails at the worst possible time. Am sure there is a specific common law named for just that scenario.
We should ask Gerdson. The fucking krauts probably have a word for it.
Get him here!
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Re: Laptop died

Post by Ocean » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:21 pm

conjurer wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:20 pm
biglove wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 6:11 pm

Tech is awesome until it fails and it always fails at the worst possible time. Am sure there is a specific common law named for just that scenario.
We should ask Gerdson. The fucking krauts probably have a word for it.
Murphy’s law??
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Re: Laptop died

Post by temerityb » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:26 pm

love, this might be the first time a thread with that title, on any forum, didn't include the line "I lost all my files."

Smart cookie, this one.
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Re: Laptop died

Post by biglove » Thu Apr 08, 2021 7:12 pm

temerityb wrote:
Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:26 pm
love, this might be the first time a thread with that title, on any forum, didn't include the line "I lost all my files."

Smart cookie, this one.

Only because I got burned by a failing HDD some 20 years ago. Was able to get most everything off of it by putting it in a freezer and pulling data until it warmed and locked up again.
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