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Comment: Re:Print (Score 2) 499

by Xupa (#37557538) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Best Long-Term Video/Picture Storage?
Modern inks and papers are acid-based and will not last as long as they used to. I recommend multiple backup options. For photos and videos, keeping a copy somewhere online is a good idea, and for your local storage do what I do - refresh your drives every couple years. I've got almost 20 years worth of archives on a drive I replaced in June. I'll be replacing it again a June or two from now.

Comment: Losers. (Score 1) 61

by Xupa (#37540722) Attached to: Tokyo Subway Gets Lightsaber Handrails
It doesn't matter how long you've watched Star Wars or how much you loved the original series. Anyone who still finds anything of value in the series after I, II and III is a loser in denial. You can't ignore the bad films, their taint is all over the originals. Then yeah, you've got lazy lard ass picking your pockets with constant re-releases of the "classics" only finding new ways to jerk them around. Just think "midichloreans" every time Obi Wan opens his mouth. It's still there. Stop worshiping this travesty, accept that it's terrible and get on with your lives. (And I say this as someone who fought flame wars over the right to be the only Han Solo on local Wildcat BBS's.)

When you don't know what to do, walk fast and look worried.