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6th Jun '16 2:44:44 AM Freyaday
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* Tandem Computers made this their mission. Every single piece of kit in their machines had redundancy. Their computers ''exceeded'' five nines of uptime--that's less than five-and-a-half minutes of downtime ''a year''. They even had the ability to upgrade their software without shutting any of it down. When the World Trade Center was bombed in 1993, an entire basement full of Tandem Computers suffered blast damage. Just the basement, though: the computers had only fallen over. They were fine.
2nd Jun '16 5:33:51 PM dotchan
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** Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime explains - in a manner that suggests that he can't decide if he's Billy Mays or the Power Thirst announcer - the hard work and dedication that goes into making Nintendo products so durable in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G1M5Mk2cVI this video.]]

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** [[spoiler: An impersonator of]] Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime explains - in a manner that suggests that he can't decide if he's Billy Mays or the Power Thirst announcer - the hard work and dedication that goes into making Nintendo products so durable in [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G1M5Mk2cVI this video.]]
11th May '16 12:29:37 AM LucaEarlgrey
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Of course, there's a good reason for these toys' sheer durability: they ''have'' to be capable of withstanding play by rough children who may not have a good grasp on how to take good care of their belongings; otherwise, the end result will result in a lot of unhappy, crying children and angry parents who want refunds at best and lawsuits arising from injured children at worst.

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Of course, there's a good reason for these toys' sheer durability: they ''have'' to be capable of withstanding play by rough children who may not have a good grasp on how to take good care of their belongings; otherwise, the end result will result in a lot of unhappy, crying children and angry parents who want refunds at best and lawsuits arising from injured children at worst.
11th May '16 12:29:22 AM LucaEarlgrey
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Of course, there's a good reason for these toys' sheer durability: they ''have'' to be capable of withstanding play by rough children who may not have a good grasp on how to take good care of their belongings; otherwise, the end result will result in a lot of unhappy, crying children and angry parents who want refunds at best and lawsuits arising from injured children at worst.
1st May '16 12:47:51 PM lorgskyegon
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** Unlike earlier hard drives and magnetic tape storage systems, flash memory doesn't have to worry about losing information from magnets. Any magnet strong enough to disrupt flash memory would be strong enough to pull the iron out of your blood.
1st May '16 12:41:54 PM lorgskyegon
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*** This leads to another weakness. If the hinge weakens, something trapped inside can quite easily break the screen by pushing against it.
28th Mar '16 11:56:10 AM Lopiny
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*** When ScrewAttack did an amiibo cockfight (amiibos fight each other, and the loser forfeits their amiibo to be destroyed), two of the items used to destroy them (a sledgehammer and a blender) actually broke while trying to destroy one.

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*** Amiibos are seemingly indestructible as well. When ScrewAttack did an amiibo cockfight (amiibos fight each other, and the loser forfeits their amiibo to be destroyed), two of the items used to destroy them (a sledgehammer and a blender) actually broke while trying to destroy one.one. Other testers have reported the Amiibos surviving prolonged submersion, oven temperatures and being run over by a car. IGN also reported a Kirby Amiibo being immune to anything short of "pliers, a hacksaw and a ''lot'' of willpower".
3rd Feb '16 2:45:19 PM EmperorNorton
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*** Arguably the best story in that section came from a Hawaiian reader, who'd had his original Game Boy half-melted by close-range exposure to lava. The buttons and control pad were slagged, but the machine would still turn on and the speakers still worked.
28th Jan '16 1:14:51 AM Mad_Spy
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*** The cartridge batteries. Twenty years later, it ''still'' remembers all the save data from back then, even after 15 or more years without being used. And the speil in the instruction manual for pretty much every game says it should last five.

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*** The cartridge batteries. Twenty years later, it ''still'' remembers all the save data from back then, even after 15 or more years without being used. And the speil spiel in the instruction manual for pretty much every game says it should last five.
22nd Jan '16 8:08:31 PM Jhonny
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***Once the ''ceiling'' fell on a Nintendo 64. The only thing that happened to it was that the reset button got stuck. Other than that it was as good as new
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