Subject: Re: Enerloop batteries overpriced?
In article<feshe1Fdkm8U1@mid.individual.net>, android<email@example.com>
> >> Another thing, a guy who works for Intel (he analyses defects in CPUs)
> >> told me that processors degrade over time, i.e. they age (at least those
> >> used in consumer products).
> > no they don't.
> >> Apparently over time CPU develop defects, which make them slower or
> >> might even cause them to stop working completely. If so, it's not a good
> >> idea buying a 6 years old computer.
> > nonsense.
> Not non sense.
> The heat of daily use degrades any material like the
> transistors in solid state amplifiers.
computers and other electronics last *far* longer than 6 years without
electrolytic caps, particularly those from the early '00s, can fail,
but that's an entirely different problem (they were defective) and one
that's easily fixed.