Where did IT go?

Discussion in 'General Shaving Talk' started by RyX, Jun 26, 2019.

  1. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    Lost information. It happens to everyone in this digital age. Used to be the hard copy photo albums were grabbed up during a weather emergency. You mother or wife made sure the kids photos got packed. Now that books are old school and you can Google anything we're safe! Not so my friends. It has come to my attention that historical collections of Shave Information has been lost to us. In another thread the subject of Rubberset brushes had me clicking a bookmark to Old School Shaving Brushes run by our member Jim @bladeshark. It used to be many pages deep with photos and text. As of June 7th of this year, there's only a front page.

    For those more internet savvy than myself, maybe there is an archived copy of some or all of the information. I checked with the WAY BACK MACHINE, but that requires someone saving the web page before it's lost. As a community is there anything we can do? I'm interested in suggestions be they important web sites that ought to be backed up, or ways to do it.
     
  2. brit

    brit Well-Known Member

    anything i have saved,which isn't much, i put on those plug in memory sticks..until i lose them of course..:love029:
     
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  3. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    I hear you, Gary. My first computer back in '96 had a 1.2 gig harddrive. We upgraded by adding 4 gigs. These days kids walk around with a terabyte in their pocket. My collection of family pictures from digital cameras and saved from websites is 1600 folders of almost 100K files. I added a terabyte external just to save movies for the grandkids. That was before Netflix streaming got so easy. I skipped over the burning to CD/DVD phase.
     
  4. Tallships

    Tallships Well-Known Member

    My first PC was win.98.se in '99. I think it was 4 gig. Now a win 10, 1T, i3 4ram. I wonder what will be next, In Brain, computer implants with a printer port under the arm pit. But anyway I think the way they save now in via Cloud, that's how my Chromebook saves stuff, I think. Personally I don't trust a cloud, so I put my important stuff on a USB Stick. Don't mind me I still type with two fingers, sometimes 3. lol
    P.S Just a thought. wouldn't it be nice if I could trash the computers, keep the landline phone and get a free Library card.
     
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  5. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    You gotta have back-ups of your electronic data somewhere.
     
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  6. Terry

    Terry Well-Known Member

    My first computer used a tape recorder to store programs...
    Didn't save any of those files.
    Well...

    tp
     
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  7. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Not sure, but is this what you were looking for..........
    Vintage Razor Instructions For Download And Other Useful Stuff.
     
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  8. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    I had a TRS80 that used cassette tapes!
     
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  9. Terry

    Terry Well-Known Member

    Light years ahead of my Timex Sinclair 1000.
    tp
     
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  10. RyX

    RyX DoH! Staff Member

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    TRS-80? I remember keying in lines of code to make the comp do a wolf whistle. Took too long for so little effect.

    Just signed up to be a contributor at that Internet Archive site. My first submission is Andrew's @Linuxguile thread about his collection of Odd Injectors & Prototypes. Should TSD ever go down, that page is SAVED!
     
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  11. barbersurgeon

    barbersurgeon Well-Known Member

    TI99-4A that could use a tape drive, I was maybe 12? Remember typing in BASIC programs then losing them in the saving process and not having the gumption to start over...

    Have been Mac for ten years now. Hard to think about going back to pc land at this point.
     
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  12. Frijolero

    Frijolero Well-Known Member

    I started out with a VIC-20 myself. Built an adapter from a magazine article to connect a tape recorder.
     
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  13. Terry

    Terry Well-Known Member

    Oh man....
    I can just imagine our grandchildren....
    The first robot I had was a ......
    tp
     
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  14. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    I think my buddy's commodore 64 was tape driven. Our first computer was an 8088 made by AT&T, no harddrive with a true" floppy" disk.
     
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  15. Frijolero

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    Frijolero Well-Known Member

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  17. Rev579

    Rev579 Well-Known Member

    victorobrador.com is being reframed here:
    Take a look to shaveopedia.com
     
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  18. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    There is an archived hardcopy of much of the wetshaving enthusiast information. Here it is, no batteries required:

    Leisureguy's Guide to Gourmet Shaving - The Double-Edge Way
    by Michael Ham
    $11.95
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/151151583X/?tag=thshde-20

    If you want to download an entire website, or an entire section of a website, to a folder on your PC, try HTTrack. It can be downloaded from https://www.httrack.com/.
     
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  19. Shaver X

    Shaver X Well-Known Member

    I remember those things! Man, that was a million years ago. Does Radio Shack even exist anymore?
     
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  20. stingraysrock

    stingraysrock PIF'd away his custom title

    I know they went bankrupt, but they have came back in a small way.
     
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