We have a pretty good idea; trees are still trees, and most paper today is acid-free (unlike the paper made from the late 1800s up until about 1980), so it doesn't degrade too badly. But if you're really concerned, buy certified 100% cotton, acid-free paper.
At more than 8 cents per gigabyte, archival DVDs are horribly expensive. You could cycle your backups across three hard drives for about the same amount of money, and then you have three backups instead of one.
Not to mention... have you ever tried backing up your 4 TB hard drive onto a spindle of 1,000 DVDs? Have you ever seen a spindle of 1,000 DVDs? It's slightly taller than an average person. Yes, if you don't have much data, you can do what you're proposing, but....
Hard drives are really the only viable backup medium unless you have a big enough collection of data for tape drives to make sense—maybe Blu-Ray, but only if you don't have more than about a 100-disc spindle worth of data (2.5 or 5 TB) to back up (and really, most people lose interest at more like ten or fifteen discs).
I think the point was that after you clone your backup drive to a new one, you can reuse the drive to replace or expand your main system drive, whereas once you burn an optical disc, "reburning" means throwing away the old plastic (or keeping an extra copy around). This effectively makes optical media a lot more expensive than magnetic media.
I have both flash and java turned off. It's really surprising how much faster web pages load without all those autoplay ads.
Anyone still want to bitch about the lack of flash support in iOS?
How's that android plug in working for you? Oooh. Right. The one the stopped supporting and distributing years ago.
Speaking for my wife, who bought a tablet specifically to play videos from various TV channel and sports websites, only to discover they all used flash, they've been really sucky years. Regular users don't know or care why, they just know that it doesn't work. And I have to listen to her complain about it.
I don't trust any kind of cd/dvd/BR for archiving my stuff. I back up to hard drive, detached from the system when I'm not backing up, and I cycle the hardware every 1 - 2 years, because hard drives don't last forever either.
Hard drives are so cheap these days that backing up to traditional backup media just doesn't make any sense anymore.
Argh that came out all mangled. Should be:
No, it doesn't assume integrity. It works on the fact that Comcast pays more.
Seems to me that this only works if Comcast pays something now with the promise of more after the vote. -- which may be the case.
Companies like Comcast can rest assured that when their politicians are bought they stay bought!
Can they? "Staying bought" assumes some level of integrity, which leads one to a contradiction. It seems to me that if politicians can be bought at all, in all probability they can be bought multiple times.
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Admittedly, Roswell barely qualifies as 1990s, because it began in 1999, but it was one of the better sci-fi shows I've seen. Among other things, it turned the genre on its head by being told from the perspective of aliens, in the present day, on Earth. It had a lot of things going against it, of course, with network politics being the big one, and season two strayed awfully far into X-Files territory, but it had good writing, good acting, and much like Stargate, it didn't take itself too seriously, somehow managing just the right blend of humor, romance, dramatic tension, etc. And in spite of the main characters being teenagers, it managed to almost entirely avoid the usual teen drama that you'd expect to clog up such a series.
My favorite funny moment had to be when Jonathan Frakes (playing himself) told one of the alien teenagers that he just didn't make a believable alien. And my favorite episode was the Christmas special; it was almost pure character development, did nothing to drive the plot, but it was a breathtaking tear-jerker that gave a lot of insight into the main characters' personalities.
If you haven't seen Roswell, it's worth a look.