By Roblimo from Slashdot's after-the-sledgehammer-falls department
Russell Chozick owns a small company in Austin. TX, called Flashback Data
that recovers data from messed-up hard drives. And SSDs
and Flash memory, too. How badly damaged does a drive have to be to defeat Russell and his crew? Apparently, smashed to bits. Not long aqo we did a video about a company that destroys data on hard drives
, and we've had at least one Ask Slashdot where the question was, "What's the Best Way To Destroy Hard Drives?
" In today's video, Russell is talking about the opposite of destruction -- except that he destroys
data upon request, too. Obviously, checking the wrong box on a customer order form could cause big problems at Flashback Data, couldn't it? Let's hope they never do that -- and let's hope we all back up all of our data so we never need to use a data recovery service. You do
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By timothy from Slashdot's 'cause-that's-how-they-roll-or-rather-don't department
Barence writes "Ubuntu has shelved the idea of moving to rolling releases, and will continue to release a new version every six months. Earlier this year, Ubuntu developers discussed the idea of moving to rolling releases, with new features added to the OS as and when they were ready. However, In an interview with PC Pro, Canonical CEO Jane Silber said the developers had taken a 'cold, hard look at our long-standing practices' and decided to stay with twice-yearly releases. It has, however, cut support on non-LTS releases from 18 to nine months."
Today, the Ubuntu team have released the latest iteration of Ubuntu, 13.04
("Raring Ringtail"), along with variants like Kubuntu 13.04
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