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Comment: Re:What is Windows doing differently? (Score 1) 182 182

I notice it. But I copy and recopy old data to multiple devices and different forms of media (ie optical) there's lots of losses and errors all over the place. After a few copies and years of storage things happen. I've even noticed two different TV series having blocks of data mixed between them. Odd color-shifted scenes from the wrong series interspersed into another that was copied with it. It's not a silly claim; what's silly is you trying to refute it with no evidence.

Comment: Re:So dont use cheap consumer ssd's (Score 1) 182 182

I suspect that what we see here is a problem that is very common in the consumer hardware industry: manufacturers don't bother testing under any OS other than Windows, which means bugs that do not manifest under Windows go undetected. It's a problem most often seen in ACPI interfaces, where Windows has a very loose interpretation of the standards. So long as it runs fine on Windows, it's considered good enough to ship.

Sounds like the old internet exploder market share standards hijacking. Typical microsoft. If computer users were like navies of countries, and corporations like M$ were private ships, we'd all refer to it as the Titanic of Infotech. Or the Lusitania. Sunk.

Comment: Re:Start simple: Apprenticeship, certification, et (Score 1) 1032 1032

I went this route after taking 1 year of loans. It took 10 years of defaulting and seized tax refunds to pay it off. Getting paid to study beats being a starving student and paying to study any day, any subject. Get cert, use it as a safety net, do anything you want: business ventures, self-employed projects, more school.... anything you want. Run out of money? Back to work with your cert or trade qualification. Simple. Easy. Why don't they teach this concept in school? Because then colleges and universities would go bankrupt.

Comment: Re:Answers. (Score 1) 597 597

I've had quite a few jolts from 240 volt mains from one hand to the other. Explain why I'm not dead.

Shocks affect different people differently. Some people can handle this. Some can't. It is enough to grab you and not let you go. That usually means your hand has to be grasping live metal for you to "not let go" Like the darwin awards, low voltage (below 2400) shocks are only fatal if they get you for long enough to damage the heart. A quick jolt here and there does very little.

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