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Topic: Surrogate factoring, dead idea
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Richard Henry

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Re: Surrogate factoring, dead idea
Posted: Jun 11, 2006 7:00 PM
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"Harry" <> wrote in message
> <> wrote in message

> > Harry wrote:
> >> <> wrote in message
> >>

> >> > MTD wrote:
> >> <snip>
> >>

> >> >Computers CAN be perfect, but human beings just keep screwing things
> >> > up.

> >>
> >> they cannot be perfect, read up on reliability theory
> >> and
> >> never use the word perfect.

> >
> > I like the word perfect. And computers can be functionally perfect in
> > that you can wait till you die, humanity goes extinct, and well, lots
> > of time goes by before a system makes a mistake.

> actually not,
> a computer only lasts about 4 years then it is obsolete, also the storage
> media is changing so fast that it is not good either, one drop of catsup

> the back of a CD ruins it by eating a hole in the Al where the data was
> stored.
> It is a real problem.
> What do you store the data on? magnetic tape? crumbles with time,
> CD? acid and humidity and O2 all attack it.
> paper tape?
> Google ? no retention is not through, or guaranteed

You can post it to sci.math along with a few paranoid rampblings and people
will archive it all over the net.


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