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7 of the Best Data Recovery Tools for Linux - Make Tech Easier
Several tools available in linux, many (all?) open source, to recover deleted files or from a corrupted partition/filesystem.
linux  data  recovery  disaster  fat 
yesterday by Tknvbe
The Earthquake That Will Devastate the Pacific Northwest | The New Yorker
"At approximately nine o’ clock at night on January 26, 1700, a magnitude-9.0 earthquake struck the Pacific Northwest, causing sudden land subsidence, drowning coastal forests, and, out in the ocean, lifting up a wave half the length of a continent."

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"The Pacific Northwest has no early-warning system. When the Cascadia earthquake begins, there will be, instead, a cacophony of barking dogs and a long, suspended, what-was-that moment before the surface waves arrive."
geology  science  earth  earthquakes  newyorker  2015  west_coast  disaster  history  1700s 
yesterday by chritter
women’s role in disaster management and its implications for national security
July 2017 APCSS paper
[The] paper examines societal roles that create greater susceptibility to disaster impacts and case studies where the inclusion of women in disaster management is reducing these impacts on the most vulnerable portions of society.
apcss  women  disaster  case_studies 
5 days ago by strohps
Mapping America’s wicked weather and deadly disasters
"The fear of losing everything in a natural disaster sits in the back of our minds no matter where we live. The same diverse physical geography that gives us sunny beaches and crisp mountain air also generates devastating storms and wildfires. Climate change is only making things worse. Data collection for these events has never been more consistent. Mapping the trends in recent years gives us an idea of where disasters have the tendency to strike. In 2018, it is estimated that natural disasters cost the nation almost $100 billion and took nearly 250 lives. It turns out there is nowhere in the United States that is particularly insulated from everything."
a:Tim-Meko  p:The-Washington-Post★★  d:2019.04.25  w:1500  map  infographic  weather  disaster  United-States  climate-change  from twitter
6 days ago by bankbryan
The Epic Hunt for a Lost World War II Aircraft Carrier
"To locate a shipwreck — even a 741-foot aircraft carrier — it’s essential to have an accurate idea of where to start looking. The ocean is vast. You need to find the haystack before you can find the needle. In the Second World War, before the advent of satellites, a ship’s position was plotted using traditional open-sea techniques. There was celestial navigation — using a sextant to navigate by the sun and the stars — and dead reckoning, the estimation of current position based on time, speed and bearing. In dead reckoning, a tiny miscalculation of one variable over a great distance can lead to a large error in final position. A navigator’s skill was particularly tested when his ship was under fire, or sinking. As a result, separate reports from naval battles of the era can show the same vessel in positions more than 20 nautical miles apart."
a:Ed-Caesar  p:The-New-York-Times/Magazine★★  d:2019.03.13  w:9000  World-War-II  disaster  history  maritime  from instapaper
7 days ago by bankbryan
Alarming climate report says 25m sea level rise on the way | Newshub
Its authors are calling for a "wartime level of response" to climate change.
climatechange  future  disaster 
9 days ago by mirthe
Amid Notre-Dame's Destruction, There's Hope for Restoration
"As devastating as this fire is, Europe has been here before: Wars, accidents, and natural disasters have claimed a great many architectural treasures over the centuries. With their wood-framed interiors, large churches and cathedrals of the medieval era have long been vulnerable to conflagrations. In London, old St. Paul’s Cathedral, once among the largest in Europe, succumbed during the Great Fire of 1666. St. Martin’s Cathedral in Utrecht, the only example of classic Gothic architecture in the Netherlands, was destroyed by fires and repeatedly rebuilt until another element, this time a storm, caused its nave to collapse for good in 1674. (If it reads as though cathedrals are always bursting into flames, consider that history is long and cathedrals must survive a lot of it.)"
a:Kriston-Capps★  a:Feargus-O'Sullivan  p:The-Atlantic/CityLab★★  d:2019.04.16  w:1500  disaster  architecture  history  Europe  from instapaper
11 days ago by bankbryan
The Banality of Evil in HBO’s Chernobyl | AIER
“What is the cost of lies?” opens HBO’s new miniseries, Chernobyl, and the show that is IMDB’s current highest rated TV series in history.
“It’s not that we’ll mistake them for the truth. The real danger is that if we hear enough lies, we no longer recognize the truth at all. What can we do then?”
These words—about the catastrophic nuclear meltdown at Chernobyl while Ukraine was under the control of the Soviet Union—are ominous, yet prescient. These remarks frame the theme that the the Chernobyl series as a whole, powerfully explores: the danger of power so centralized that truth and falsehood become inverted, and the utilitarian thinking that places the “common good” above human toll.
Without the truth, “what else is left” the narrator’s voice muses, “than to abandon even the hope of truth, and content ourselves instead with stories?”
Chernobyl is a story of a grievous disaster that had untold human and natural cost; no one intended the nuclear disaster to occur. But it is more importantly a story of how the culture of fear bred by totalitarianism made a mistake unconscionably worse. The denial, self delusion, and blame—all couched in the language of being “for the good of the people”—is chilling.
russia  disaster  ukraine  80s  propaganda  disinformation  tv  history  truth 
14 days ago by rgl7194

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