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Subject: Re: Enerloop batteries overpriced?
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On Sunday, 18 February 2018 01:00:28 UTC-5, nospam  wrote:
> In article<feshe1Fdkm8U1@mid.individual.net>, android<here@there.was>
> wrote:
> 
> > >> 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.
> 
> it's nonsense. 
> 
> > 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
> any issue.
> 
> 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.

Electrolytic caps degrade over time, no matter how good they are.