Today’s interesting discovery

You know those little USB flash drives, aka “pen drives” or “thumb drives” (I wish we’d just find a name for them and stick to it)? Well, it turns out that if you accidentally put one through the laundry, it still works fine. It rattles around in the case a bit like maybe the plastic loosened up a bit, but all the data is on it.

Of course when I got the drive back, I didn’t want to risk my important computers, so first I tried it on the Game-OS box. Once that worked and didn’t short out the USB port, I then had the nerve to try it in my precious Powerbook and Linux boxen.

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