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2-3% of all 10 million hard drives made between Sept 2001 and 2002 to be replaced
Fault lies with semiconductors used in the HDDs.? HDD fail in less than 2 months
Mostly found in NEC, IBM, and Fujitsu-Seimens PCs
Replace cost $83 million.
War Flying (Continued)
Tech Talk received an email from the San Diego Warflyer, Joe Blatz
Joe wanted to clarify some Tech Talk comments from last week’s show. He, and his associated at San Diego Wireless, make certain not to associate with or log onto any discovered networks. He noted that such activity would be illegal. Joe does not load the TCP/IP protocol stack in his laptop to make certain that he does not accidently enter a discovered network.
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