My dear Dad…
My dear Dad… avatar

Yesterday, my dad reminded me for the umpteenth time that the battery in his 8-year old laptop was dead, and needed a replacement, despite the fact that I sent him a link to the replacement last year for him to buy, only for him to sit on it, and do nothing.

Yesterday, he asked me, “If I take the battery out, will all the data on the SSD get erased?” After the obligatory facepalm, I had to sit there and explain the concept to him that while an SSD is a newer version of it, it is still a hard drive and will not lose data when the laptop loses power, and he shouldn’t confuse what’s saved on the hard drive with memory. But then again, I shouldn’t be surprised. He’s spent a lifetime utterly confusing things. You could tell my dad the sky is blue and five minutes later, he’ll ask you why you told him there were golden retrievers in the sky…

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