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JumpCutz
06-08-06, 07:20 PM
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/05/31/ebay_laptop_site/

The offending site Scotland Yard wants to shut down.....

http://www.amirtofangsazan.blogspot.com/

Which then spawned this. Features photoshop images and movies....

http://tofangsazan-the.blogspot.com/

atari2600
06-08-06, 07:41 PM
i cant tell - is the guy making the pictures up trying to embarass this amir guy or are those pictures really from his laptop? if they are, i thought the laptop didnt work so how did he get the pictures?

Dr. Henry Jones, Jr.
06-08-06, 07:44 PM
ok I won't

Lee Harvey Oswald
06-08-06, 07:50 PM
I sold a computer before on Ebay. I was smart enough to format everything first.

How come I didn't see skank girl on the photoshop?

Joe Molotov
06-08-06, 07:59 PM
i cant tell - is the guy making the pictures up trying to embarass this amir guy or are those pictures really from his laptop? if they are, i thought the laptop didnt work so how did he get the pictures?

The laptop was apparently broken, but the hard drive was still salvagable.

Coral
06-08-06, 08:42 PM
I sold a computer before on Ebay. I was smart enough to format everything first.

I hope you did more than just a format... otherwise the data would still be easy to recover.

Spiderbite
06-08-06, 09:16 PM
People have too much time on their hands.

kms_md
06-08-06, 09:33 PM
DBAN (http://dban.sourceforge.net/) -- enough said.

Preacher
06-08-06, 09:34 PM
I am suitably impressed with that website. Damn good show.

Lee Harvey Oswald
06-08-06, 09:37 PM
I hope you did more than just a format... otherwise the data would still be easy to recover.

Yeah I did. The computer crashed when I was trying to load a different o/s. So I did the factory restore. Hopefully that was enough. If not, I never had anything of importance/embarrassment on there anyway.

Coral
06-08-06, 10:11 PM
Yeah I did. The computer crashed when I was trying to load a different o/s. So I did the factory restore. Hopefully that was enough. If not, I never had anything of importance/embarrassment on there anyway.

Unfortunately a factory restore won't truly wipe out data either (as long as the system restore doesn't also do a special disk wipe - which I've never come across before). But like you said, you had nothing incriminating anyways, so you're safe in that regard... but any personal data (especially financial info) could be recovered as well. The odds are slim someone is going to try and recover the data though.

NotThatGuy
06-08-06, 10:59 PM
If/when I sell my spare laptop....i'm going to buy a cheap notebook HD and keep my old one. It was a clean install, but I don't trust people.

-p