Do not read this post.
Hook your computers up to your external hard-drives, back up your data, then come back to read this post.
… Okay, Im assuming the only people reading right now are people with Apple–>Leopard–>Time Machine, and already have things constantly backed up, or non-scientists who want to know what the hell Im talking about.
Two scientists (a couple who work together) at my Uni had their laptop stolen from their car.
Their work laptop.
One they had used for years.
… None of their data was backed up. I shit you not.
I feel so bad for that couple. But for christs sake…
I am neurotic about backing things up. And then I also have this on all my computers. I also dont leave my laptop in the front of my car, ever. I dont even leave my iPod in the front of my car.
For christs sake…
I hope they get the computer back, and I hope the rest of us can learn from their mistake.