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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...

Have you ever noticed that the people who are always trying to tell you `there's a time for work and a time for play' never find the time for play?