How long do hard drives last for?

Posted by on Oct 26, 2016 in Technology, Tips & Tricks

A handful of studies on the lifespan of hard drives might give you some clearer indication, but they still aren’t very helpful. Many of the hard drives tested do not fail at all. These drives are also kept in controlled environments and don’t undergo the same conditions as, say, your laptop drive.

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How to Tell if Your Roommate Is Using Your Computer

Posted by on Aug 17, 2016 in Privacy, Technology, Tips & Tricks

Roommates—they eat your food, wear your clothes, and snore really loudly. Sometimes, these opportunists even think it’s OK to use your computer when you’re not around. If you suspect a housemate is helping themselves to your laptop or desktop, there are some ways to find out. Of course, you probably already have password on your lock screen, but maybe you have reason to believe your roommate has guessed your password or somehow circumvented it in the recent past. Now’s the time to start changing it regularly. (And make it stronger while you’re at it.)

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