hard drives breaks; needs to buy whole new computer...
The kind of people that don't recognize (or stop) an operating system upgrade are the same kind of people that need to pay Geek Squad to replace their hard drive and reinstall the OS and applications -- at a price that's likely close to the price of buying a new low-end computer.
how about walking away and coming back a few hours later and the damage is already done?
Nah, then you'd see an increased network usage. This is probably just Firefox's fsync bug repeated: in order to ensure data integrity, SQLite has a mode that fsyncs on commit. (After all, if the data isn't written to storage, it isn't really committed.) If you combine that with autocommit after every minor transaction, you get a ton of fsyncs and massive data usage.
bug? this one? Reported: 2008-03-07 03:10 PST, Status: RESOLVED FIXED ?
lots of great software is written in higher level languages than you're probably capable of ever reading
English isn't apparently among them.
ironic. Not being expert in Your flavor of Your language is prejudged, so the clear message is ignored.
So you don't do regular scheduled backups? Let this be a lesson for you.
Open source can be desirable. However, as we've seen in the recent acquisition of FoundationDB by Apple, without a strong foundation to serve as a home for the project, open source software is in danger of both poor code quality or being taken private and yanked by a proprietary buyer.
true. however experience has shown that ALL software (open and propitiatory) are subject to crude work, poor support, and/or NSA nuggets
panic: kernel trap (ignored)