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comment by o11c
o11c  ·  2306 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Hubski, meet Lichess. You should be friends.

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.