Stilgherrian (@stilgherrian)

Wentworth Falls NSW AU

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December 23rd, 2017

@bigjsl I will make a blog post out of this at some point.

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@JustJimWillDo I do not have such a thing to hand. One must make do.

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Another Coda: On the bottom of the drive is a computer that controls the thing. It’s just chips and stuff, though,..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…Tk

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Coda: There’s some astounding engineering in these drives, stuff that keeps them working even if move the drive aro..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…jN

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You and your desk are now covered in what feels like finely shattered glass, so you might as well cut up the first..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…s1

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The bottom one, however, is attached by mysterious forces beyond our comprehension. Or maybe another screw. Either..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…iQ

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Right, now dismantle the spindle and shit that holds the platters. The top one is easy, another hexagon. My fingerp..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…wE

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The read-write heads skim aerodynamically just a tiny distance above the platter surface, on both sides. It’s maybe..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…vj

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The read-write heads are flicked back and forth by this electric motor. See the coil. See the shiny-shit things bel..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…3B

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Et voilà! The two platters of spinning rust holding the data, the read-write heads in between, and the yellow thing..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…F8

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This will be your first mistake. Even though you removed all six screws, the lid will not come off. There’s a seve..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…JT

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Take the cover off the hard drive itself using your handy whatever the fuck those hexagonal things are called. Note..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…bD

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The first step is to pry open the plastic case, using a traditional shitty screwdriver. Pop the lid, and then take..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…m0

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Ladies and Gentlemen, if I can have your attention. I’m about to lead you through the destruction of this Toshiba 1..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…tX

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@NicoleWill100 “Pre-loading” always sounds such an ugly word.

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@NicoleWill100 I guess this is true. I shall celebrate with a gin.

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Sat plan, draft: Have a proper sleep-in (done); sloth around the house (in progress); tidy up one particular thing..twitter.com/i/web/status/9…xD

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Saturday. Your life is not as neat as it should be. Saturday.

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