A science experiment

Wash and tumble two flash drives containing oodles of information, at medium temperature, then tumble dry in a gas dryer.

One of the two still works.

What conclusions can you draw?
  • Flash drives are amazing devices!
  • Washer and dryer motors do not emit much magnetism.
  • Thinking about backing up isn't quite the same as backing up. (We have a fancy external hd--did I use it?)
  • I'm an idiot.
  • 50% of flash drives can survive a trip to the laundromat.
Only the last one is questionable, and that's only because of a ridiculously small sample size.

And yes, I will use this in class tomorrow....

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