Ok, so I had a 3rd Gen. iPod that I bought Jan. 2004 and just recently I've purchased a 5th Gen. (loving it!) Nov. 23 2005. The last week I was using my 3rd Gen. the date+time was mysteriously setting itself to Feb. 2099. I thought, oh, time to buy a new iPod. The RAM battery was probably just dead after almost 2 years of owning the thing. So, I go out an get a 5th Gen. (Black, 30GB) and just within the last week its date+time mysteriously reset itself to Feb. 2099? I was like wtf? Are there aliens outside my house just messing with me? Anyone have any ideas.... Also I thought that I wasn't getting my 14 hours of music out of the new iPod, so I decided to just run the iPod's stopwatch anytime my iPod was on. The iPod died when the stopwatch was 4hours and 50 some minutes!!?? Was it just the fact that the stopwatch was running that seriously cut the battery life?