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2006: laptop, dead motherboard

2008: 2x laptop, chronic overheating

2009: Netbook, battery failed

2010: Desktop, DVD drive failing to open followed by the front falling off (wish I made that bit up).

Well, we believed you, but that still doesn't make it more than a streak of bad luck. (The plural of anectode...)

That said: 2012 Computer Reliability Report: Lenovo Most Reliable, Acer Least Reliable, Apple Declined http://ctwatchdog.com/finance/2012-computer-reliability-repo...

I can verify his experience, every one of the products I've bought from Acer, fail in a very short life span. I've the cataloged as the worst brand around.

The plural of anecdote

... is data, right?

The quote:

Anecdotes often refer to the exception, rather than the rule: "Anecdotes are useless precisely because they may point to idiosyncratic responses."[18] Even when many anecdotes are collected to prove a point, "The plural of anecdote is not data." (Roger Brinner[19])

The source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anecdotal_evidence

Oh, I know, I was just being flip.

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