Did anyone else see this? Very clever. SilencerCo has leveraged a legal loophole with the creation of a muzzle loader with integral suppressor that is LEGAL in all 50 states - no permit needed, no wait time, etc. - due to the fact that muzzle loaders are not defined as "firearms" under the current law. I have to chuckle that they came up with this idea.... I guess it's true: adversity is the mother of invention! Here's the link:
I have no idea how many personal spinning HDDs I've had fail on me. I run WAY more hardware than the average home user admittedly, but still a LOT of failures. Maxtor, WD, Seagate, IBM Deathstar...guessing at least 12-15. I held off on SSDs for a while because of paranoia of total bytes written, and admittedly, on tiny SSDs, the TBW ratings are kinda low. On modern, larger capacity drives, as well as MLC drives, it seems to be much less of an issue (at higher cost).
Went to a 120GB Sandisk as my first SSD 6 years ago. Lasted all of 3 months, sudden, instant complete death - doesn't even show up in the BIOS. Was pissed. Went to a Samsung 850 Pro 256GB, which is now a backup drive in my current PC. It has about 7TB written on it with zero issues so far. Current PC has a 512GB 860 Pro SSD, 1024GB GB 860 Evo SSD, and a few spinner drives in addition to the 850. A good spinner like a WD Black is actually reasonably fast for a 7200 RPM HDD, but nothing like the SSDs. I've moved to SSD as my primary drive on most of my modern PCs.
There was some company which did a non-scientific stress test on a sample of a few SSDs and a couple managed to last into PB range of bytes written - https://techreport.com/review/27909/the-ssd-endurance-experiment-theyre-all-dead/
I'll see your DX and raise you an Am486 DX2-80MHz with a 40MHz bus. Was faster than any other 486 I ever used.