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What's more important: your thumb drive or your wallet?

  1. Dec 22, 2005 #1

    BobG

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    Could you afford to lose your 'jump' drive?

    She found her master’s degree in a trash can
    Pretty good thinking and some persistence ..... borne out of desparation, of course. :rofl:
     
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    Only one copy of a finished thesis? No backups? They should arrest her for criminal negligence.
     
  4. Dec 22, 2005 #3

    matthyaouw

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    Sweet jesus, I always make sure I have a backup even of a 500 word document...
     
  5. Dec 22, 2005 #4

    Pengwuino

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    My flash drive is full of mathematica notebooks which i probably could find 4 other copies of in my house or at my university.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2005 #5

    Pengwuino

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    Well she obviously wasn't too bright in the first place....
     
  7. Dec 22, 2005 #6
    Be back later, gonna back up some stuff:redface:
     
  8. Dec 22, 2005 #7
    For critical documents, I have a copy on a hard drive, a flash drive, a file server, and two seperate email servers (one of them is gmail). It takes no effort to do this.
     
  9. Dec 22, 2005 #8
    Seems a good assessment. :tongue2:
     
  10. Dec 22, 2005 #9

    russ_watters

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    Seriously - have nothing anywhere near that important, and I keep backups!
     
  11. Dec 22, 2005 #10

    cronxeh

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    Ahem.. *cough*

    if she only had one copy, then she is not intelligent enough to achieve a Masters. Yeap, those are my 2 cents and dont you dare stealing them :grumpy:
     
  12. Dec 22, 2005 #11
    Well DUH. :tongue2:
     
  13. Dec 22, 2005 #12

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    I'd have to agree. Geez, your thesis is the sort of thing where you keep copies of every draft, hard copies, electronic copies, copies on three different forms of media, a copy at home, a copy at the lab, a copy in the car, and you'd risk your life running into a burning building to save it. You'd never leave your only copy on something like a jump drive that could be damaged, and then leave it out of your sight for even a moment (she should have had it on a chain around her neck!) Though, the determination in finding it in a dumpster at Wendy's does make up for it a bit. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Dec 22, 2005 #13

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    :uhh: I should call social services and have Franzbear transfered to some other parents.. I just dont feel he is safe living with you :devil:
     
  15. Dec 22, 2005 #14

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    :cry: No, you can't take my wittle Fwanzbear away! I'd rescue him from a burning building too...even if I was the one to set the fire.
     
  16. Dec 22, 2005 #15

    DaveC426913

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    Did you read how she got it back? The credit cards? The interstate?? The dumpster???

    I want to find this woman and befriend her - and be very near to her at all times - especially on airline flights.

    This woman could sit in her bathtub and drop her toaster in the water - there'd be a city-wide power outage two seconds before.

    Someone up there seriously, SERIOUSLY likes her.
     
  17. Dec 23, 2005 #16
    Or maybe she made up the whole story?
     
  18. Dec 23, 2005 #17
    I'm not sure how inclined police are to join in on publicity stunt hoaxes.
     
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