Things to do having free time & dead Hard Disk.

Cool post here,

If you are quite lazy: R-Tools/R-Linux. Consider buying a new one first…

Maybe avoiding OOM killer:

:~$ sudo sysctl vm.overcommit_memory=2
:~$ sudo echo "vm.overcommit_memory=2" >> /etc/sysctl.conf

Foremost tool is also another option.

More notes here.