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comment Can't type the “b” letter in Python shell in OS X
+1 I just installed python from homebrew yesterday and ran into this problem this morning. Updated my python startup file and everything is good again. It's a very specific (and extremely odd) side effect.
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comment Sudden doubts about DVD+R reliability
Well just wait - in a few years there will be a Plasticback for 3D-printers. You'll be able to 3D-print out some bizarre borg-cube shape with an intricate structure that stores gigabytes of information :)
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comment Sudden doubts about DVD+R reliability
And, incidentally, I still have at least one 20-year-old drive - it uses an early obscure interface (MFM maybe?). Finding working hardware to read it, let alone transfer it to a modern medium would be a challenge (if the drive still works, which I doubt). The main point is that you have to keep migrating data to modern technologies. Well planned tape systems should last at least 10 years, 20 would be a stretch, but that's still better than a hard disk (and they have a much better MTBF). We'll see how well SSDs do (just don't write to them too much).
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comment Sudden doubts about DVD+R reliability
@DanielRHicks - You're absolutely right, the "square inch" part of the paperback site wrapped funny, and I saw 6kb per ... paper.
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Reading is hard.
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