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GeneralRe: OpenAI, Microsoft, and Alphabet CEOs to discuss AI with Biden administration today Pin
charlieg12-May-23 12:19
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NewsGoogle will retire Chrome’s HTTPS padlock icon because no one knows what it means Pin
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GeneralRe: Google will retire Chrome’s HTTPS padlock icon because no one knows what it means Pin
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NewsHDDs typically failed in under 3 years in Backblaze study of 17,155 failed drives Pin
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GeneralRe: HDDs typically failed in under 3 years in Backblaze study of 17,155 failed drives Pin
obermd4-May-23 17:40
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GeneralRe: HDDs typically failed in under 3 years in Backblaze study of 17,155 failed drives Pin
Dan Neely5-May-23 4:29
Dan Neely5-May-23 4:29 
obermd wrote:
Either Backblaze is buying the cheapest drives they can find or this headline is misleading. How many drives actually failed?


Yes to both.

A more accurate headline would be: "Drives that fail, typically do so in under 3 years" or even "The average age of failed drives is under 3 years".

Their data clearly shows a higher average failure age for smaller (and presumably older) drive models. I think it's more likely to assume most of their drives aren't old enough to have reached the upswing of the bathtub curve.
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NewsIntroducing Bob’s Used Books—a new, real-world, .NET sample application Pin
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jeron14-May-23 7:37
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NewsWindows admins can now sign up for ‘known issue’ email alerts Pin
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NewsEffective Altruists want to engineer people to sleep less so they can work more Pin
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obermd4-May-23 5:23
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NewsThe skills gap for Fortran looms large in HPC Pin
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