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Comment: Make a living capsule... (Score 1) 465

by Hasmanean (#26594817) Attached to: Long-Term PC Preservation Project?

The problem with burying a time capsule is that it works for dead items, but does not work well for something which is supposed to work when you resurrect it.

Why not encrypt your message, spread it around on the surface, freely, and just bury the key in your capsule? For more fun, encrypt it with just enough encryption so that the time it takes to crack it is equal to the time capsule length.

Comment: Re:wow (Score 1) 844

by Hasmanean (#26147329) Attached to: If Programming Languages Were Religions

It doesn't matter, since the money was controlled by just one small Cabal.

Now there were reports of a massive Y2K problem which would crash most programs in the world, particularly ones written in COBOL, but revisionist history of software professors today think that it was all a hoax, and that it never really happened.

A debugged program is one for which you have not yet found the conditions that make it fail. -- Jerry Ogdin