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Comment Experience (Score 2, Interesting) 655

As someone with experience with hardware support for a large company, I can attest to the assertion that SSD's fail pretty often. We use the HP TC4400 tablet, which has a 40gig SSD in it, and we seem to get more of them in with dead harddrives than we do the TC4200, which uses a typical SATA drive.

This may not be true for all SSD's, but it's my experience so far.

Comment Re:Employers should be required (Score 1) 681

This is a good idea in theory, but try doing that when 2,000 people apply for 4 entry-level positions. Are you really going to give every single applicant an excuse, or would "Sorry I didn't even get to your resume because I picked the first one I found" not good enough?

Usually if ask why you're rejected from a position they'll tell you. Making the business legally obligated to proactively inform all rejected applicants is unnecessary.

Comment Re:BSOD (Score 1) 725

Heinlein's Razor: Never attribute to malice that which can adequately be explained by stupidity. I somewhat agree with you in the WW2 example, because there's sufficient evidence to show that Roosevelt wanted us to join the war (because we needed to join the war). But the Lusitania disaster was completely due to stupidity, and the Gulf of Tonkin incident was due to the trigger-happy captain of the USS Maddox, not some giant conspiracy to throw us into a war.

Additionally, I think you assume too much intelligence and foresight on the part of the Bush Administration with regards to the WMD information.

Comment Duke Lacrosse (Score 1) 502

The point is you're innocent until proven guilty. Think about the Duke Lacrosse team; their Lacrosse season was disbanded for a year and their names dragged through the mud, and in the end they were innocent. They weren't angels by any means, but they did not rape someone. Reputation is hard to gain back.

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