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Comment: Re:The measurements in question: (Score 1) 142

They needed a study to arrive at that conclusion?

Reallocated, uncorrectable and pending sectors are all obvious indicators of closing drive failure.

Command Timeouts, depending on definition, could be timeouts after failing a read, so nothing unusual there.

Comment: Re:Could have been worse (Score 1) 236

by ericloewe (#48349701) Attached to: CNN Anchors Caught On Camera Using Microsoft Surface As an iPad Stand

All Surfaces have USB type A ports. None have ever worked as anything other than a USB Host.

Just because other tablets are shitty devices incapable of operating like regular computers doesn't mean Surfaces are. Non-Pros are limited by Windows RT's limited driver support, but Pros are just like any computer.

FORTRAN is a good example of a language which is easier to parse using ad hoc techniques. -- D. Gries [What's good about it? Ed.]