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However, I think that this will prove to be a white elephant, IMO. I would think long and hard before accepting this gift, unless you can ID a buyer.
Advertising on QRZ.com at a steep discount off of list price may get some money for the club.
Make certain you actually have a plan on how and where to use, and plan on some expenses for the accessories that go with the tower if you actually try to implement it.
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combat guns, detailing gun building parties where individuals are working with other like minded folk to build their own AK-47. This is taking advantage of the 'back alley' trade in kits of AK parts to build up your own untraceable AK-47 (caution: only for personal use, not resale) using surplussed components out of the various hotspots around the world combined with your own easily fabricated receiver,"
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All hard drive errors boil down to how many failed bits occur on the raw, pre ECC corrected media vs. the calcuated post-ECC return. A hard failure is one that exceeds the span of possible corrections. Most hard block failures should be correctable by sparing of the media block in question. If you get too many non-correctable errors, it is indicative that the electronics or the heads have died... which in practice turns out to be a catalysmic failure where the drive totally fails on a subset of reads (i.e. one surface is no longer accessable).I would think a better way to test a drive would be to perform long reads (data + ECC), programmatically calculating ECC and determining the number of bits in error, and then performing sparing of the problematic tracks (if supported by the command set of the drive - SCSI does this, I don't know if ATA drives allow sparing to occur in call cases.) Of course, a simple 'dd if=/dev/sda of=/dev/null bs=1024k' may be just as effective in the long run...
Arbitration mentions in a contract are a lot like the signs at the go-kart track - they are designed to make people think that they have no legal recourse. To paraphrase a previous poster, judges don't take kindly to those who say they don't have a say in a situation that is placed in front of them. These clauses often get thrown out if a lawyer is involved, from what I have seen.