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02-17-2016, 01:13 PM   #1
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Is there a need to store data for 14 billion years?

Seems the site has been slash dotted...

02-17-2016, 01:33 PM   #2
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That's an old expression! I wonder how many people even get it?
02-17-2016, 01:42 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by monochrome Quote
That's an old expression! I wonder how many people even get it?
Although I've never been on slashdot very often, it tells me that a certain website got down due to an unintended dDoS-"attack".

14 billion years is roughly the time our universe exists. But that's not the point, I think the higher MTBF gives us just better than average data safety.
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never know when it might come in useful

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That's an old expression! I wonder how many people even get it?
I know it well.
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I don't really care if my photos are still here in 14 billion years... as I will be dead.
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I don't really care if my photos are still here in 14 billion years... as I will be dead.
Well with that kind of attitude, you will be.
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The question who can read it after billions of years...

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In the past a local pottery gave a 2000 year warranty on their crocks. They are now a museum and the warranty is no longer in effect. Who will be around t9 check on their data in 14 billion years and if they are still around doubt their eyesight is good 3nough to examine the data. We have at work a contaminated site they we are allowing to remediate through natural method in this case by 7 half lives but as each ot those is 65 million years we will not know until 7X65 million minus 50.
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The question who can read it after billions of year
and whether there will much point in doing so after billions of years.

let me put this into perspective: this is more than enough time for Diamonds to be reduced to graphite dust - the most stable allotrope of carbon.
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What species would be reading this data in 14 billion years?
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Yeah, but if I am still around, I'll be really pissed if I can't access my photos.
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Imagine if you found a card full of photos from 14 billion years ago.

Also, does this mean that we will have coin operated cameras?
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Us old guys might need it......I can still vaguely remember the discovery of fire, but not back much further.

I still have copies of my first Income Tax return.......the IRS can remember back that far with ease, so I take no chances.
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