15k drives used to have a vital role for performance-critical applications, before flash became affordable. SSDs have now effectively displaced them from that position, leaving 15k drives as little more than a curiosity.
You can get the flash chips off. Chances are one of them will be dead, but very few SSDs have just one chip - most seem to have eight of them, so you can get seven good ones.
It's not an easy thing to do though. You need a very high level of skill with surface mount desoldering, and an even higher level to reattach them to a test platform to see which ones are duds.
My first computer stored data on audio tape! I don't know what their capacity was, but I remember my father borrowing games from work to run through a dual-cassette deck. Some of them were copies of copies, and you had to fiddle with the treble knob to get them to read.
I don't think we're beating that unless someone here is old enough to have used core memory or fluid delay lines.
Risky Array of Imminent Disaster.
More accurately, recent versions of OSX have their use of TRIM commands limited to the 'apple endorsed' models of SSD, the ones the machine ships with. There's some dispute over the reasons for this. One faction claims it's Apple trying to sabotage upgrades, making it so that if you buy an after-market SSD rather than paying their insane markup performance will become awful. Another faction claims it isn't deliberate sabotage, but rather a lack of interest in testing for unsupported hardware configurations: TRIM can potentially malfunction horrible if the SSD doesn't impliment it in quite the expected way, and Apple has only coded and tested it for their preferred models. By disabling it on third-party hardware they remove the need to test for fifty-odd different devices to make sure it isn't going to corrupt data.
I wonder how 'terrorist attack' is defined? It may just be that a lot more crimes are being classed as terrorism now, or that increasing enforcement effort results in a lot more half-baked schemes getting high-profile arrests, when they otherwise wouldn't have gone anywhere.
But that requires some minimal level of effort.
"Using electric thrusters"
And about a thousand-year burn? Electric thrusters have crap thrust. Fantastic specific impulse, but crap thrust. And even a very small asteroid is going to be in the multi-kiloton range.
Unless someone gets fusion working. Anything can be recycled if you've got enough energy to throw at it.
"We came in peace for all mankind"
If you look closely, someone has scrawled 'except the godless commies' beneath it.
China had gone from third-world mudhole to industrial superpower in fifty years, and is now capable of taking on Europe and the mighty US even in science and advanced engineering. Whatever their qualifications, they seem to know what they are doing.
"why is it China is singled out for its firewall, when most countries have similar setups?"
Biggest population. Biggest global economic role. Also arguably the most sophisticated censorship system, in terms of both technology and administration.
And quite a few to Vietnam. Not due to ideological conflict, but because Vietnam is like China but more so: Unions are illegal, worker's rights basically nonexistant, no environmental protection laws, ridiculously low tax rate. It's even cheaper than China!
"The only reason why Ukraine is not overrun yet is that Putin is unwilling to use Russian army in this conflict"
That, and the threat of international action. Putin is willing to accept sanctions as the cost of conquest - or as he sees it, claiming back what is rightfully Russia's. But he would be foolish to invite sanctions if there is a way to achieve his goals without them. That's why he hasn't just outright invaded: Even a thin layer of deniability is enough to stay the hand of the EU, who are just as dependant upon Russian gas as Russia is upon their trade.
Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows... oh, what is Apple up to now? What? WINDOWS TEN!