January 5th, 2007

Neko (lofulah)

Dear iBook,

Why do you insist on dying on me every 3-6 months?


Apple Hardware Test promptly reports the error "2STF/8/3:ATA-100ata-6" with the mass storage test. Or something like that.

Or, occationally, the computer freezes on the select-boot-device screen. Or while booting.

Thankfully, I was able to boot once using my external firewire drive, run Data Rescue (God bless you guys) which recovered pretty-much everything.

The drive also refuses to format. Disk Utility reports that the SMART status is verified, but the "underlying task" throws errors.

So I'm not sure where the problem lies. Which bothers me. This is different from them annoying logic board failures.


"2.) Until that fetus springs forth, screaming, from my loins, its location within my body means that, under the concept of Bodily Domain, I, legally, can choose to remove it. Bodily Domain means that no one can touch my body without my consent, and only in ways that I consent to, because it is my body. I can kill a man who is raping me for ten minutes without my consent because he is violating my Bodily Domain, but I can't kill an non-sentient fetus which is using my uterus for nine MONTHS without my consent because it's doing the same?"