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Comment: Re:Film! (Score 1) 169

by ZorglubZ (#49287513) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: Video Storage For Time Capsule?

Really, it's hard to picture a data format that's pretty much the standard for the era ever become totally unreadable, so long as the data is intact.

O rly? Know that ubiquitous Save symbol? How many under 18 have ever seen a real floppy disk? That aside, I second the M-Disc in a player with autoplay; the disc will survive, a player built to last may also survive.

Comment: Re:Look around you (Score 1) 95

by ZorglubZ (#49105727) Attached to: Humans' Big Brains Linked To a Small Stretch of DNA

The current size of the human head is limited by the pelvic size of women

This is incorrect, the reason human babies aren't more developed at birth is because the energy required to continue development is larger than the energy the mother's body can produce. Unfortunately, my google-fu seems to be faulty; I can't find the BBC documentary where this was shown...

Comment: Newsflash! (Score 0) 109

by ZorglubZ (#48285895) Attached to: China Completes Its First Lunar Return Mission
Finally, and China got in before India!
The government - if that is the word - of the middle Northern American country, colloquially known as the Americas [sic?], has decided to refrain from participating in any so-called "Moon race" because it "reminds them too much of the novel 'The Stand'", and any reference to 'The Trash-Can Man' does NOT refer to "the National Aero-Spatial Agent... - What do you mean that's not what it's.. Turn off that micr."

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