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Re: Nude Swim under attack by the prudes
« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2018, 05:46:12 PM »
So I set my old PC up on the kitchen table, plugged in one of the small screens, mouse, keyboard, etc.  NOTHING!  It would not boot.  The whirring noise of its hard drive was gone, silent.  Just the front power light.  No hard drive noise.   No blue screen.  Nothing.  The temporary blackouts had become permanent.  Its not even heavy enough to use as a boat anchor.  I was glad I got most of my data copied before it failed entirely.  But that left me without most of my LINKS and no easy way to recover them.

If you still have the old computer you can remove the hard drive and install it in the new computer.  It will then be a secondary data drive and all the data you had before will be available again.  It can then also be used as a backup drive.  When you dispose of the old computer you don't really want to hand over the hard drive anyway as someone else could get your data.  Based on your description of the symptoms, the hard drive in the old computer is still fine.  If it failed the computer would still POST and give an error message to the effect of the boot device could not be found.
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Re: Nude Swim under attack by the prudes
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2018, 07:24:08 AM »
Yup, that's what my son did to mine last week.
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Re: Nude Swim under attack by the prudes
« Reply #17 on: February 22, 2018, 02:41:52 PM »

If you still have the old computer you can remove the hard drive and install it in the new computer. 


I looked at that.  I didn't seem an easy install.  The motherboard and cables have changed. It was probably possible but not easy for me.  So I trashed the dead computer.  Its unlikely that someone will post my photos on-line, but if they do I'm not shy. 

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« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2018, 03:48:07 AM »
Yea, the change did require a newer cable.
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« Reply #19 on: February 27, 2018, 11:58:51 PM »
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Its unlikely that someone will post my photos on-line

True, but what about banking and personal credentials?  On the several occasions I have had to change computer since my first (c.1985) I have taken out the hard drive and smashed it with a hammer, put it in a bonfire (only once) or just kept it...for years...and years...and years....zzzzz

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« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2018, 03:33:52 PM »
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Its unlikely that someone will post my photos on-line

True, but what about banking and personal credentials?  On the several occasions I have had to change computer since my first (c.1985) I have taken out the hard drive and smashed it with a hammer, put it in a bonfire (only once) or just kept it...for years...and years...and years....zzzzz

Tiny John


I did that with a laptop once.  I got tiny shards of glass all over my floor that were very hard to clean up.   

When I plugged it in the hard drive would not go around.  Maybe that was the power supply, and maybe it was a dead hard drive.   Hard drives are "moving parts" so their failure rate is much higher than motherboards or power supplies.  There was a high probability that the hard drive of my dead computer could not be plugged into another computer and read.  Back when I had a job they were always reminding us to backup our data because our DELL brand computers had enough hard drive failures that it was significant a problem.  The disks are kept in sealed metal boxes to prevent dust from eating them up, but the fail rate is still high. 

A failed hard drive could theoretically be taken apart and repaired, or the disks taken out and installed in another drive of similar kind.  That assumes that the disks themselves did not get scratched or damaged during the drive failure.  And it would take a serious trained professional computer tech with a room full of spare parts to find the right kind of drive to match my old disks.

And what would that accomplish if it were done?  There are easier ways for criminals to find out my name and address.  My password on sites like this could be obtained if they spent hours looking.  Besides, I'm old, and not involved in high money deals.  Its not worth the time and money to steal my data.  I'm not the one they want.

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« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2018, 04:16:50 PM »
The forensic and data recovery professionals have techniques for recovering data from all sorts of dead drives, including data that has been overwritten in some cases.
However, you need to be either already on the authorities radar or prepared to pay the recovery boys a shed-full of cash for them to go to work on your drives. Criminals will probably simply move on to easier victims.
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Re: Nude Swim under attack by the prudes
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2018, 03:07:15 PM »
Criminals will probably simply move on to easier victims.

That's the crux of it.  There are tens of millions of dead computers discarded every year.  Sorting through that mountain of trash to obtain some useful information isn't worth the effort.  So its relatively safe for most people.   
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Re: Nude Swim under attack by the prudes
« Reply #23 on: August 17, 2018, 07:55:17 AM »
My wife and I were at a festival in Edmonton, and came across a booth for the FCN (Federation of Canadian Naturists). We got to talking about the uproar in Calgary over the family nude swim nights. The fact is, they've been having these for years, if not decades. It's true that there was definitely more advertising this time round, which came to the attention of some of the more conservative elements in rural Alberta. (AB still has a bit of that old stigma of being that kind of grassroots populist. It's Canada's Texas, after all.)

I'm happy to say that the police have arrested a suspect in the threat making, a woman in a small city in Alberta. I believe she and her supporters way have been acting out of a misplaced sense of moral outrage, actually thinking they were protecting children.

If there's anything for us to learn from this, it's a reminder that naturism simply cannot live in a bubble, now more than ever. I no longer hide from friends, family or coworkers the fact that we are nudists -- and I'm amazed at how little some people know of the lifestyle. (No, naturism is not for swingers. Yes, entire families participate. No, we are not all Venuses and Adonises -- rather far from it, speaking for myself.)

Education is the key, particularly in this time of extremes. Without it, we risk being cast as a group to the fringes, or worse.
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Re: Nude Swim under attack by the prudes
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2018, 04:13:41 PM »

Somebody, somewhere, is always deathly afraid that someone else might be enjoying their life.

Misery loves company. 
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« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2018, 07:12:40 PM »


...I'm happy to say that the police have arrested a suspect in the threat making, a woman in a small city in Alberta. I believe she and her supporters way have been acting out of a misplaced sense of moral outrage, actually thinking they were protecting children.

If there's anything for us to learn from this, it's a reminder that naturism simply cannot live in a bubble, now more than ever. I no longer hide from friends, family or coworkers the fact that we are nudists -- and I'm amazed at how little some people know of the lifestyle. (No, naturism is not for swingers. Yes, entire families participate. No, we are not all Venuses and Adonises -- rather far from it, speaking for myself.)

Education is the key, particularly in this time of extremes. Without it, we risk being cast as a group to the fringes, or worse.
The flash point, the flaring up of fear and hysteria is always "what about the children." The effective educational key is also there. If it is okay for children, even good for children, then there is no harm. It is benign and safe.

Yes, we can't live in a bubble. Maybe, I could make a website solely to that concern called, "Children and nudity." Somewhere, I have notes to write a paper on it from college, but I changed my thesis. There is the book. It needs to be short and sweet, informative, but not too technical. Just a nice G rated ditty. An authoritive place where people would google when they have concerns. Now, where is the time?

Yea, nightwalker, speak for yourself. Underneath this exterior there is a statue of David with grandiose genitalia.  ;D

Yes, the extremes are everywhere. There is failing sense of unity. The polarization is getting worse. There is an element of fascist mentality feeling empowered and emboldened. These are elements that can be easily duped and attack us.
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Re: Nude Swim under attack by the prudes
« Reply #26 on: August 17, 2018, 07:52:37 PM »
It's called a moral panic and it's something that nudists (before "naturist" became the polite term) have had to put up with for the last hundred years and more. More in some years; less is some. Every variety of moral deviancy has been assigned to legitimate nudists, while at the same time, all manner of questionable behavior has thrived, from "gentlemen's clubs to government sponsored gambling, now politely called gaming, with no appreciable objection from anyone who should know better. It may be that nobody makes enough money from nudism.

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« Reply #28 on: April 18, 2019, 03:35:22 PM »
The nude swims in Calgary still happen. I guess the protesters just donít care anymore?  The next swim is May 5th.  Edmonton still has their swims oo. Iíve been to a couple. I donít have much opportunity, but itís good to get out and be socially nude with like-minded individuals.