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Grendel  ·  2306 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, meet Lichess. You should be friends.

Ah, lichess. This brings back memories... I went through a phase where I was obsessed with chess and I would be on lichess every single day. One day I punched my laptop in a fit of rage after losing a match. RIP laptop. My precious ebooks collection... gone. That was when I realised I had a problem. I didn't even like chess that much -too tactical for my taste- but I was addicted. Haven't been on lichess ever since. Chess - not even once.

o11c  ·  2306 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Uh, it is really easy to recover everything off of a laptop if you only break the screen.

In fact, as a Linux user, the last several times I had to get a new laptop (usually due to power failures) I haven't bothered to reinstall, just swap out the hard drive.

Grendel  ·  2306 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Unfortunately it was the hard drive that felt my wrath, and everything was encrypted. I was told that some special tools would be needed to even attempt to recover the files, and it would have cost me a lot.

_Shipwreck  ·  2306 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I know what you mean, but people take chess way too seriously. It's just a fun board game, or it should be.