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    JUNEAU, Alaska - Perhaps you know that sinking feeling when a single keystroke accidentally destroys hours of work. Now imagine wiping out a disk drive containing information for an account worth $38 billion.

    That's what happened to a computer technician reformatting a disk drive at the Alaska Department of Revenue. While doing routine maintenance work, the technician accidentally deleted applicant information for an oil-funded account — one of Alaska residents' biggest perks — and mistakenly reformatted the backup drive, as well.
    And no, it wasn't me!

    (although I did have a similar experience.)
    How'd I get so white and nerdy?

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    Re: Computer Technician wipes out data worth $38 billion

    That tech must have been burning the midnight oil like most techies. I've been up past 3AM every morning working on four computers, I can see how easy it could have happened.

    But if it were me, I'd make sure I had that back up hard drive physically removed from the server before reformatting with info like that!
    Life is what you make of it...so please read the instructions carefully.

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    • #3
      Re: Computer Technician wipes out data worth $38 billion

      Wow,

      What do you say to that ?

      "Oops. my bad"
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      • #4
        Re: Computer Technician wipes out data worth $38 billion

        Who said it was an accident?

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        • #5
          Re: Computer Technician wipes out data worth $38 billion

          Originally posted by tikiyaki View Post
          Wow,
          What do you say to that ?
          "Oops. my bad"
          I don't know the exact wording, but whatever it is, I think I'd be saying it from Borneo...

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          • #6
            Re: Computer Technician wipes out data worth $38 billion

            Civil service has great job security

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            • #7
              Re: Computer Technician wipes out data worth $38 billion

              Originally posted by joshuatree View Post
              Who said it was an accident?
              try wait...lemme get my tinfoil hat...OK, now read 'um again...

              Yes! What accident? Muhahahaha!

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