This dude...



  • http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/aiuta-riccardo-con-il-data-recovery-del-suo-povero-hard-disk

    In short:

    • he buys a 2TB Hdd and fills it with data 
    • the Hdd soon dies, so he loses all the data
    • he thinks that the seller is responsible for the data loss and asks them money for the recovery
    • seller says he will replace the Hdd but he is not responsible for the data
    • he gives shit to everybody
    • he opens the indiegogo campaign to raise the money for the recovery because he feels to be on the right side

    Other funny things:

    • he says there are some false Hdd recovery businesses that once they get the Hdd you can't contact them anymore because they "just fix it and resell it"
    • his previous hdd was also dying and also in that case never considered to make a backup (in fact he moved the data to the new hdd, that's how he lost it)
    • makes a 25 min presentation video for... well i don't know
    • proposes to vandals (not sure if it's the correct word) to make big damage to Verbatim buildings or worse
    • says that the campaign is an example of his attitude to make the right thing and to make the world a better place for everybody




  • It is painful to lose a hdd. That doesn't mean that you have a right to attack the hdd manufacturer or the seller. Manufacturer warranties and seller contracts (even the standard one used with eBay) usually have a limited liability statement for just that reason. He might as well try to include eBay in his proposed eventual lawsuit. He'd probably get just as much from them as he would from Verbatim or the seller.

    Yes, he should have had a backup, but really, how many people make them (not just "computer people" [IT techs, developers, etc.], but anyone who has a computer)? I for one didn't have one until just recently. I know only a few who do. They're mostly computer people, and they're relatively few compared to the total number of people I know.



  • @Jedalyzer said:

    Yes, he should have had a backup, but really, how many people make them (not just "computer people" [IT techs, developers, etc.], but anyone who has a computer)? I for one didn't have one until just recently. I know only a few who do.
    Many years ago it occurred to me that I should make a backup copy of all my important files. At the time I was new to computers, not very knowledgable and would hardly be considered a "computer person". It just seemd like a logical common sense thing to do.

    You are right, at lot of people, including a lot of "IT / Computer people" don't do this and I am always surprised by that.



  • So, basically, he made an IndieGogo "project" because he doesn't want to pay for the data recovery services. Isn't that a gross violation of, if not the site's rules, the spirit of crowdfunding? I want free money too. :(



  • This is exactly the sort of douchenozzle who was buying those "ZIP drive" things 15 years ago.



  • @Jedalyzer said:

    Yes, he should have had a backup, but really, how many people make them

    Anybody who has ever had to pay for data recovery. I know two people who fit that category.



  • @aapis said:

    So, basically, he made an IndieGogo "project" because he doesn't want to pay for the data recovery services. Isn't that a gross violation of, if not the site's rules, the spirit of crowdfunding? I want free money too. :(

    If you start a project to raise awareness to the fact that the dude is a moron, I'm in for a few dollars, but I want a coffee mug in exchange.



  • @Ronald said:

    If you start a project to raise awareness to the fact that the dude is a moron, I'm in for a few dollars, but I want a coffee mug in exchange.

    Sounds like a fair trade. I wonder how much 100 IKEA coffee cups are...





  • @taustin said:

    @Jedalyzer said:

    Yes, he should have had a backup, but really, how many people make them

    Anybody who has ever had to pay for data recovery. I know two people who fit that category.

     

    I ave an average of 3-4 clients per year who need exactly that. OFten it is quite expensive as the prices for even simple RAID can start at well over $1000USD and go up quickly. The highest I have personally experiences was close to $30K



  • @taustin said:

    @Jedalyzer said:

    Yes, he should have had a backup, but really, how many people make them

    Anybody who has ever had to pay for data recovery. I know two people who fit that category.

     

    I ave an average of 3-4 clients per year who need exactly that. OFten it is quite expensive as the prices for even simple RAID can start at well over $1000USD and go up quickly. The highest I have personally experiences was close to $30K


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