Tuesday, January 30, 2007

I couldn't believe my ears when I heard the words came out from my lecturer's mouth. You wouldn't believe it, either. Wanna bet? Here's how the story goes. We were having our lab class that time & all of a sudden, the topic on thumbdrives came up. Yes, thumbdrives! As usual, she switched to a certain voice tone when she's about to give lessons on life. The lessons on thumbdrives, it was...
  1. Never access your files directly from your thumbdrive.
  2. Copy them to the hard disks first then only open the files.
  3. Save the files in the hard disks first after editing.
  4. Then copy your files back to the thumbdrive.
  5. Remember! The thumbdrive is only a storage device. Accessing files directly from the thumbdrive will inflict damage to it.

What the hell was that all about?! It's ridiculous, don't you think? Just because there're occasions where files can't be read, the lecturer develops a totally illogical theory. Helooo?? Flash drives are the best storage drives around. It's safe cuz it stores data really well without any spinning spindle. If thumbdrives still turn out wonky, it's most likely defective or it's not removed properly from the USB port; hence the data gets corrupted.

You know, some people still need to be reminded on how to remove a thumbdrive properly from the computer. How dumb can they get? I don't blame the computer illiterate people. But those who has been using thumbdrives all this while. Sorry about the outburst. I just couldn't stand what the lecturer said. Come to think of it, I don't think people are that dumb. Her ideas are plain stupid. It annoys the hell out of me -_-".