Tech YouTuber ThioJoe made a video about ECC memory, in which he explained how bits in memory can randomly change and can lead to data corruption if you don't have ECC memory.
Here's what an article says about random bit errors:
"So the probability of having at least one bit error in 4 gigabytes of memory at sea level on planet Earth in 72 hours is over 95%."
Quoted from http://lambda-diode.com/opinion/ecc-memory
One bit changed can make a boolean value switch from true to false or vice-versa, so it seems like it's a big deal?
My computer doesn't have ECC memory, and I use it for a few hours every day without having any problems.
If "bit flipping" due to cosmic rays is a frequent occurrence, why doesn't my computer get messed up after being powered on for a long time?