Gerry Canavan

the smartest kid on earth

Confidential to Graduate Students

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Always backup, to multiple drives, including one off-site.

John Boldt is pleading for the return of his hard drive, which contains research and notes for the thesis he was writing for his master’s degree in history. He only had three chapters left to write before his paper was complete.

Unless he gets it back, Boldt will have to abandon his dream and quit at the University of Calgary.

Via Gawker.

Written by gerrycanavan

August 30, 2010 at 11:53 am

5 Responses

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  1. Conspiracy theory: He hasn’t been doing any work on his thesis and this is his face-saving way to drop out.

    Neil

    August 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm

  2. I won’t say that didn’t occur to me.

    gerrycanavan

    August 30, 2010 at 2:42 pm

  3. Fear not. If Hollywood has taught me anything, this ends with his befriending a bum who teaches him and his roommates some valuable life lessons.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0111732/

    Shankar D

    August 30, 2010 at 5:45 pm

  4. Any advice on backing up online. I’d like something that I can drag and drop all my files to, instead of uploading them one by one.

    Alex

    August 31, 2010 at 12:29 pm


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