In my last question, I asked for algorithms that changed the world. Now I'd like to know, what are the data structures that changed the world? [more inside]
I'm looking to gather data on the top selling laptop and desktop models for each year (preferably over the past 20 years and with total units sold each year in U.S. and in world). Does anyone know of a source or would be able to point me in the direction of one? Is there an industry newsletter? Ideally, I want something like "2003's Top 10 Bestselling Laptops: 1) Gateway 450: X million sold; 2) Dell Inspiron 8500: x million sold" etc, but I'm not too picky, any leads would be better than what I got now.
I have tens of thousands of photo, video and music files. I want to store them in a way that is reliable and rapidly accessible. More details inside. [more inside]
Service to pull data off a bunch of old computers and then recycle, in bay area? [more inside]
What examples are out there on the web of interactive charts with thousands of data points that can be scrolled through smoothly with little interruption or skipping? [more inside]
I'm having trouble disassembling an old desktop PC to get to the hard drive before I can destroy it and throw everything out. Is there a quick and easy way to destroy the drive in situ, using everyday household objects? [more inside]
What damage control measures can I do for selling my PC on eBay which was only partially wiped? Yes, I know how stupid this was. [more inside]
What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop?
What are my options for building a server-based storage solution wirelessly connectable to either an OS X or Windows 7 laptop? [more inside]
Is there any way to find files that were deleted during a Vista reinstall? (more inside) [more inside]
I'm looking to write a graphical front-end for a text-based data fitting and plotting program. Is it better to program an interface from scratch or write an extension for a plotting program such as Igor, Origin, Mathematica, etc.? [more inside]
My Iomega external hard drive died... Any chance of getting it going again? Or getting the drive(s) out and into another case? [more inside]
Satellite photos: what interesting features can be seen or measured in them (or other aerial photos), and where can I get a supply of images? [more inside]
Where can I find detailed sales data on best-selling laptops and PCs? [more inside]
My external hard drive seems to have stopped working. Is there any way to get my data off of it and onto another drive? [more inside]
How do I create a very large (+10gb) empty file in OSX? [more inside]
Data Backup Filter: I have about 6TB (yes TB, not GB) of data. I need to back it up BEFORE it crashes. I also need a good way to share it on the network. How can I do this? Details within... [more inside]
I am having a very unusual problem with my hard drive and CANNOT recover any data from it after trying numerous methods. Please help me with your technical expertise. [more inside]
Yet another wiki question. I would like to migrate away from using TiddlyWiki as a personal wiki to one capable of handling a lot more data, but I need one specific function. [more inside]
I'm using Microsoft Excel 2003 at work and I need to make a chart where the category (x) axis is the y axis; is there any way of doing this? [more inside]
My MacBook (mid-2007) just crapped out. I can't afford a pro data extraction fix. Is there any other option? [more inside]
Hard drive data recovery: Possible to get a reasonable price for it? [more inside]
I am trying to wipe my hard drive... [more inside]
Does OSX (10.4.8) keep a record of the CDs I burn? I recently applied to a competition by sending a CD of three jpegs. I know which date I burned the CD, but I can't remember which jpegs I applied with. Is there a record of this information anywhere on my computer?
HDD disaster! Almost all the data I own in the world was on a HDD that got dropped on the floor while spinning (the drive was spinning, not me). [more inside]
So it looks like my iMac G5 hard drive died some time this afternoon while the computer was on and I was not in front of it. Great! I'm still covered by warranty, so there's that. BUT. When the hard drive died... I, err, may have been in the process of downloading porn through BitTorrent. (Nothing illegal, but y'know, it's porn.) Obviously I have to bring this computer in for repair, and will probably have to give the HD to some kind of data-recovery service, and so when some techno-wizard hopefully gets things going again, there that porn file will be, sitting right out on my desktop. This happens all the time, right? Are they going to be scandalized? (I am in NYC, so my guess is no, but...) What level of humiliation or other problems am I looking at here? [more inside]
What are the best tools to protect a MacOS computer from disaster? [more inside]
I want to get a file from my mac to my pc -- the file is just slightly too big to fit on a CD-R. [more inside]
I'm hoping to recover some corrupted files that (I think) got messed up during a transfer to a Firewire drive. Could you be a lamb and step inside? [more inside]
Looking for good ways to clean out a PC storage before donating. I have some old PCs that I would rather donate than trashing them. What are good procedures and tools to use to clean out disks? Should I leave the OS on ? There may be questionable and personal content lurking around that I would prefer to wipe out. etc. etc.
Is there any way to recover data from an external USB 2/Firewire hard drive that has apparently decided to stop working? [more inside]
I am looking for an index data structure and query algorithm to solve a specific problem. Each row in the table represents a range, with a start/end value; I want to look up all the rows that overlap a certain value. [more inside]
Syncing data (contact info, schedule) between multiple computers. [mi] [more inside]