The topic of backups has come up a lot lately. And reading this comic and the posts over at Penny Arcade made me data-sad. Not that I'm a shining beacon of data security by any means, but after years of getting burned regularly, I started using the simple and excellent Syncback Freeware to copy my data to another drive. I'll probably upgrade to SyncbackSE soon, the super duper new version. It only costs twenty American dollars and has a lot of great features to justify itself. Highly recommended. Don't even bother with that Windows backup program.