Monday, September 22, 2008

I post the following as catharsis for anyone who has ever been let down by technology:


video

13 comments:

Alex George said...

Ahhhh. I feel much better for watching that. Ta.

Phil Norman said...

A Tim Hunkin for the noughties!

LF Barfe said...

What are you talking about, Al? You're a Mac man, and they never go wrong, do they? And not quite a Hunkin, as he'd have turned the broken bits into a working clock.

Clair said...

That man's a natural ;-)

Shaun said...

Oh yes, it's easy to kick a man when he's down. But, where the fuck were you when Gary Glitter needed you?

Although,interestingly (no, really), data would still be recoverable from that disk. U.S. DoD guidelines for data destruction require the platter to be ground into a fine powder. (But not then snorted by under-age Cambodian prostitutes. Sorry, Gaz).

LF Barfe said...

I was wondering who'd supply the Gary Glitter punchline. I nearly did it myself with a caption on the end, but resisted, because I thought it might end up getting me into some very rum Google searches. As for data being recoverable, perhaps so, but you'd really really have to want to, and I don't think anyone's going to go those lengths to retrieve John Dankworth MP3s and pictures of the Woolwich Granada.

Roman Empress said...

Get back on the radio.

Regards
Little Terry Womack.

Shaun said...

Well, I can only hope that you've got off-site backups. I'd hate to think of that disk holding the only copy extant of "Terry Shanks - Live at the Pocklington Workingmen's Club and Institute".

Alex George said...

Oh-ho, yes they do go wrong. And those that don't become obsolete within a week or two.

It was curiously cathartic, watching that all that violence visited upon a little metal box. More, please.

LF Barfe said...

Sadly, Al, all of my other computer-related stuff works. If anyone wants to send me their broken and busted PC peripherals, I'll be happy to kill said items on camera.

Adam Macqueen said...

I'm very disappointed. Was convinced it was going into the washing machine to demonstrate its indestructibility, Howard Stableford-style.

LF Barfe said...

Shaun, my current backup regime is something to behold. Terry's safe.

LF Barfe said...

The problem with that, Adam, is that the washing machine was equally non-functioning and was awaiting collection by the local gypsies, er, I mean white goods recycling officers.