On Mon, 29 Aug 2022 09:39:20 +1000, Google User <thomas...@gmail.com
> On Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 10:48:48 a.m. UTC-7, Lynn McGuire wrote:
>> “Hard Drive Life Expectancy" by Andy Klein
>> “For the last several years, we have written about drive failure, or
>> more specifically, the annualized failure rates for the hard drives and
>> SSDs we use for our cloud storage platform. In this post, we’ll look at
>> drive failure from a different angle: life expectancy."
>> "By looking at life expectancy, we can answer the question, “How long is
>> the drive I am buying today expected to last?” This line of thinking
>> matches the way we buy many things. For example, knowing that a washing
>> machine has an annualized failure rate of 4% is academically
>> interesting, but what we really want to know is, “How long can I expect
>> the washing machine to last before I need to replace it?””
>> It is never long enough.
> It's becoming worse with planned obsolescence.
I've never been convinced about the line about planned obsolescence.
It clearly isnt true of modern cars, or even stuff as basic as stainless
> As a society, it's now survival of the fittest and the wealthiest.
I have never bought that either. In many ways the wealthiest
have always done worse, just because they can afford to
spend lots more on fancy food etc and end up quite obese.
> Those who are not wealthy (the elite say they choose to be poor)
They actually say they choose their lifestyle which is
true to some extent, but their genes are also crucial
and what they are born with mentality wise.
> are the one's suffering the most.
That is true to some extent, most obviously with those who choose
to be 'homeless' because they choose to spend what income they
have on legal and illegal drugs and stuff like alcohol to excess.
> All we care about is having the latest of everything.
Thats overstated too. I am currently running a rather old desktop,
still running Win7 tho now that I no longer have anything that can't
run on Win11, I am in the process of moving to Win11.
And my car is a 2006 which is still doing fine but it would be useful
to upgrade to a later model with a decent cruise control. I buy new.
> More importantly, it better look good because esthetics is more
> important than durability and reliability these days.
Don't buy that either.