Well, there was a google paper about drive failures a few years back, but I don't think they named names...
There is. Free/Cheap energy in the form of fusion, or very cheap solar panels.
With that, you could desalinate sea water.
I'm religious, fundamentalist, and I agree with you.
Oh, man, this guy and I were cut from the same OCD cloth. I know it just looking at his pictures of Atari 2600 game boxes all sorted first by box style and then alphabetized. I used to do that when I was a kid and when I finally get the thing out of storage I'll bet a bunch of the games are alphabetized.
I have seven kids all homeschooled and we love to fire up Mame, and I've kept my Atari 2600 although they haven't gotten to play it yet and I need to bring it out of storage. And I love to have them go through interesting pieces of twentieth century history in chronological order - right now we're watching through old Disney and Warner Brothers cartoons together on Saturday mornings, in order. Next year they are going to watch all six Star Wars films in the order they were released, before we see Episode VII.
BTW, it's kind of adding insult to injury that the Pac-Man screen on that article doesn't match the actual console that is shown. I wonder what the kid thought of various ports of Pac-Man.
One conviction (felony or otherwise) can be looked at as an outlier. Multiple convictions (felony or misdemeanor) establishes a pattern of poor judgement / impulse control on his part.
I read that somewhere.
I wrote it down, then I read it.
Partly it depends on whether you care about being able to write a certain amount of data, or rewrite the blocks the same number of times...
Most consumers of hard-drive services care about how much data they can safely store and retrieve and the speed & cost of the device, not how many times they can rewrite a flash block before it fails...
Sequential I/O with big write sizes can be pretty fast (~180MB/s) on modern large drives. SSDs can be ~4x that, so the tests would only take ~4x as long for similar data sizes.
Why does your child have to be a scientist? How is this any better than a 20 year old boy whose parents want him to be a doctor and who disown him because he chooses to be a musician?
As a father of seven children, I believe you'll make better parenting decisions if you learn to let go, and spend lots of time deliberating and negotiating with your wife so that the wisdom of both of you can be brought to bear. If you really want your children to be counter culture in some way, and you are both enthusiastic about it, you might look into homeschooling.
What friends? I'm a programmer, damn it!
At work I've got two 2560x1440 displays (27" dells). I run one horizontal, and one vertical. It works out pretty well.