World's five most dangerous cities. In the top five, four are, in your words, 'the likes of Bogota', which I understand would be from emerging countries, and, guess what ? New Orleans. Are the USA an emerging country ?
In under one minute of Google search. Please.
In this list of US urban areas, Miami comes as 4th. Not major enough ?
Please read again my statement. Where did I say it was normal ? I just wanted to express my opinion to the OP that it was not a France-related problem, but was, alas !, a global problem, not uncommon.
The fact that you seem to make bold claims without taking care to read the others' posts is troubling too.
While it is true that there are suburban areas in France where cops cannot do much, because they are outnumbered (and outgunned !) by the residents -- but like every major city in the world, tell me it's different in New York or Miami -- the french police never, ever let a killer on the loose, especially when he kills kids.
*cough* Mark Zuckerberg *cough*
Seriously. Demand an NDA for your great idea.
- pictures and photos
- archived mails, either in plain text or Outlook / Notes format
- scriptures of loved / lost ones, either as plain text or Word format
- scientific articles I found interesting, either HTML or PDF
- some eBooks and comics
- videos and mp3s of course
I try as much as I can to organize them, but it's time consuming and anyway does not solve the problem of searching through this amount of information (especially archived mails). What I'm looking for is an indexing tool that can crawl mapped drives, allows meta data editing and handles various file types for easy search.
In a nutshell, a Picasa for common file types. In the past, I had tried Google desktop search with mixed results, but it has been discontinued.
Are you aware of such a tool, free or not ?"