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The problem with those specs is that the tests used to certify meeting them don't include the sort of events that actually damage most ports. they're done by a robot who inserts and removes the plug perfectly aligned every time. In the real world the most common form of gradually induced failure is the port being pulled loose from the PCB its soldiered to by the collective abuse of hundreds+ of inserts and removals by humans who have the plug offset or angled from perfect alignment that torque the socket with every insert. They also don't cover stress from the cord being yanked on in various ways that gradually stress the port.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
Use a replaceable bit -- an extension cable or a USB hub. However, phones handle many thousands of cycles without issue, so I wouldn't worry about it too much. Now, if you're talking firewire, that's a different story, but you're not, so no worries
We can program with only 1's, but if all you've got are zeros, you've got nothing.
I don't, because I can't see it, so it could be both alive and dead still...
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Anything that is unrelated to elephants is irrelephant Anonymous - The problem with quotes on the internet is that you can never tell if they're genuine Winston Churchill, 1944 - I'd just like a chance to prove that money can't make me happy. Me, all the time