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Comment Re:I know this is funny to laugh about... (Score 1) 178

depending on the type of volatile RAM, it doesn't always come up as all zeros at power-on either...

The original Apple ][ showed this after power up with a screen of random characters, requiring the user to hit the reset key to get things rolling. Fortunately, the reset key was placed conveniently next to the enter key... BEEP!

Comment Crying wolf (Score 5, Informative) 182

When Apple updated OS X to allow TRIM on non-Apple supplied SSDs, forums were flooded with people claiming you should never use Samsung because they were fundamentally broken with regards to TRIM. Their "proof" was that corruption happened on Linux and they would not be swayed by the thought that maybe the problem was with Linux.

Don't sweat it -- it's only ones and zeros. -- P. Skelly