Vues de l’escalier d’honneur du Grand Palais, à Paris.
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"I’m the only person in the hotel lounge. It’s night, and darkness lingers beyond the windows. Despite the room’s emptiness, there’s a feeling of warmth; a fireplace crackles, and music mixes with the hum of subdued conversation and clinking glasses. Ahead of me on the wall is a topographic map of…
What ACTUALLY happens when you delete a file from your computer?
When a file is created in the hard drive, a new record for it is added to the Master File Table, which is basically a portion of the hard drive containing a database for various attributes about files: name, creation date, access permissions, size, etc.
When a file deletion request is processed, the operating system removes all the metadata for it from the Master File Table, marking the hard drive’s physical storage blocks— called clusters— that are being removed as unused, allowing more files to be written on them later on.
In simpler terms, even if you choose to permanently delete a file, the deleted data is transferred to a memory cache for possible retrieval if required. You can think of it as your computer putting your deleted data’s space up for sale. Once the cache is full, the old data is overwritten by more recently deleted data, so deleted files can only be retrieved within a certain time frame before they’re overwritten.
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Gorgeous illustrations by Ben Jones for a new Folio Society edition of A Clockwork Orange. For more artistic takes on literary classics, see Maurice Sendak’s illustrations for Melville’s Pierre, William Blake’s paintings for Milton’s Paradise Lost, Picasso’s 1934 drawings for a naughty ancient Greek comedy, Matisse’s 1935 etchings for Ulysses, and Salvador Dalí’s literary illustrations for Cervantes’s Don Quixote, Dante’s Divine Comedy, Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, and the essays of Montaigne.