I guess one more... try to access it directly from the USB using a computer and special drivers and software designed to reflash a non-booting tablet... (ie. rooting your system).
If it won't boot and you can't erase the on-board flash then try:
1) Sell it for parts and hope someone does not fix it and access your data (use a sticky note to kindly ask them to erase it for you)
2) Dump it at your local E-waste center and hope some does not pick it up out of the pile (and see #1)
3) Microwave it to fry the chips and hope you don't burn down your house (please upload the video)
4) Use it for target practice (9mm or larger please, full auto would be best) and then crush it with a steam roller (once again, please upload the video)
5) To meet your non-destruct goal, if you have skills: unsolder the flash chips, erase them in a programmer, reinstall the blank chips.
Or as pointed out from before (but it's too late), encrypt your data from the start and reset the keys.
The kids love to play with real cell phones with buttons, the older the better. Flip phones are the most fun. The old StarTAC and RAZR phones are the best toys, even better when the batteries work. With iphone/android phones you can still play games if they are still working, otherwise they are just paperweights without buttons,
If you're in the North East here is another good one http://www.ricomputermuseum.org/
They have a lot of minicomputer systems like DEC, IBM, Wang, Data General...and the usual collection of micro computers.
First, don't call them "old people". Second, don't call "them" anything as a group. Third, use correct written English. No made up words, strange spelling, or text speak.
You would think that an email tax would stop SPAM, but YOU will now have to pay the tax receiving all the SPAM. Then if your system (or your neighbor using your wifi) is infected with a bot net you'll have to pay the tax for sending all the SPAM!
This chart is almost 2 years old now, but it is a fun read and has some good testing information:
I have read that some of the newer SSD have only 500-1000 P/E cycles (eg. Kingston V300, Samsung 840), but I don't have proof. It is well documented that most of the current MLC drives have 3000 to 5000 P/E cycles while may of the SLC units are 100000 (eg. Intel X25-E, SuperSSpeed SLC S301).
Here is another good article about TLC SSD:
You have to buy and use the correct type of SSD for your application. A new TLC SSD should not be used in any write intensive application (eg. ZFS ZIL) but it may be great for that new fast laptop that can use the speed and does not do a lot of writes to disk. For most standard uses a good SSD will outlast the laptop/desktop where it is installed. The key for good SSD use is detection of pre-failure (SMART is a good start). The SSD is now a consumable part, just like the battery or brakes on a car. We all know drives fail, but standard hard drives don't have the same fixed life expectancy as an SSD.
Don't forget about Write Amplification. It can help kill a drive faster than total bytes written:
I guess the easiest way to "support" IPv6 is by name alone...
ipv6.slashdot.org = 188.8.131.52
No IPv6 AAAA record for ipv6.slashdot.org
At that age I remember having a great time at summer computer camp in Vermont (2 weeks sleep away) in the early/mid 80's. I had the best time doing the non-computer things (like sailing on Lake Champlain), but I always did as many computer related activities/classes as I could. We got to use the newest Commodore CBM with Pascal! As an advanced class I also learned Fortran on the big IBM (System/34 I think). I don't use the old programming languages any more, but I'm still happy to take out a sail boat!
If you're going to visit the USA I think you should focus on non-computer activities. Like visiting the great national parks, such as the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, and a hundred others that are unique to America. Spend time programming nearer to home. You can always play with a computer in a windowless closet anywhere!