the naked world outside
no, this ain't my phone
During my 3rd year of medical school, I got myself a PDA with a built in camera. Poor resolution. Not much of grand pixel to boast of. But in my trip to Taiwan, I was clicking away almost now and then, taking pictures of almost everything, from the door sign to the toilet seats (some were really great piece of art).
Finally, I have load and load and load and load of pics. Going through them now, brings me back memories of those great moments in Taiwan.
And after I grad, my wife gave me a better phone with a greater resolution, a sony-ericson.
I guess having the power to take picture while on the go has lots of benefits. Moments that spontaneously happen can be captured with a single click, anytime, anywhere.
Ever since the Eli Wong incident, everyone suddenly got enlightened.
Beware of the predator handphone camera!
Some images will come back to haunt you, even if it was deleted.
But we were all lucky to have Megabyte from Seremban to give us some pointer about how to properly delete them.
"It’s true, any photo or file you have deleted from your memory card or hard disk has a good chance of being recovered by someone who knows how.
Even if you have emptied the recycle bin, the files still stay although they appear deleted.
Many people are not aware of such risks and eventually many of the sensitive stuff are recovered and leaked through the Internet or Bluetooth.
Normally, the deletion process provided by the operating system (e.g. Windows Vista, XP, Nokia Symbian OS) is relatively unsafe. There are plenty of file recovery programmes out there to be downloaded.
Some are quite advanced and are easy to use with wizard guide to help. Everyone can be an expert in file recovery after using such software over a period of time. Some of these programmes can even recover disks that had been partitioned or formatted even though it may not be 100%.
The operating system normally marks the files as deleted but don’t be fooled by the system into thinking that you have actually killed the file permanently.
Logically, the deleted file appears as deleted but physically, the file still stays in the disk sector for as long as no other file is written on the same spot.
The correct way to delete a file is by using a dedicated programme. This programme is a third party mini programme installed to your system. When you use the programme to perform a deletion, the programme will work by re-writing the file with junk data over and over again before the file is marked as deleted.
All these third party software can be bought legally from the Internet, but if you want to save, there might be some kind programmer who offers free ware. Search with Google to find out more.
Sometimes you may want to dispose of your storage device, and the proper way is to damage the storage device physically, either by burning, ripping off the covers, or making deep scratches on the disk or chip."
Anyway, if those images were meant to be deleted, why take them in the first place.
'I syok ler' is simply not a good excuse for the horror that it may brings in the future.