Monday Morning Links Serving: The July 7th Edition

Build your own ultimate boot disc
You turn on your trusty old Linux box, and things are going well as you pass through the boot loader, until the disk check reveals that your hard drive partition table is corrupt, and you are unable to access your machine. You need a good rescue disk — and the best way to get one is to create your own.

LifeHacker’s Five Best Windows Maintenance Tools
You download, create, delete, and move around countless files and endless piles of data on your PC every day. While your PC would ideally handle all of this data for you, it doesn’t take long before you end up with a disorganized, cluttered computer. On Tuesday we asked you to share your favorite Windows maintenance tools, and today we’re back with the five most popular answers.

Reddit, Stumbleupon, and Hacker News Algorithms Exposed!
Exposing how popular social media websites use algorithms to utilize user data.

Send Messages That Self-Destruct With Privnote
Sending private messages through back channels is nothing new. We do it all the time with emails and direct messages on multiple services. However, sometimes information is just too sensitive to keep around once it’s been sent.

Pranks: Just Say ‘Yes’ To Telemarketers
Want to drive a telemarketer crazy and amuse yourself at the same time? Here’s an example of how to do it.


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