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Comment: More fucking gruel! (Score 3, Insightful) 169

by paiute (#49282575) Attached to: Not Quite Dead: SCO Linux Suit Against IBM Stirs In Utah
We asked a gentleman by us, if he knew what cause was on? He told us Jarndyce and Jarndyce. We asked him if he knew what was doing in it? He said, really no he did not, nobody ever did; but as well as he could make out, it was over. Over for the day? we asked him. No, he said; over for good.

Over for good!

When we heard this unaccountable answer, we looked at one another quite lost in amazement. Could it be possible that the Will had set things right at last, and that Richard and Ada were going to be rich? It seemed too good to be true. Alas, it was!

Our suspense was short; for a break up soon took place in the crowd, and the people came streaming out looking flushed and hot, and bringing a quantity of bad air with them. Still they were all exceedingly amused, and were more like people coming out from a Farce or a Juggler than from a court of Justice. We stood aside, watching for any countenance we knew; and presently great bundles of paper began to be carried outâ"bundles in bags, bundles too large to be got into any bags, immense masses of papers of all shapes and no shapes, which the bearers staggered under, and threw down for the time being, anyhow, on the Hall pavement, while they went back to bring out more. Even these clerks were laughing. We glanced at the papers, and seeing Jarndyce and Jarndyce everywhere, asked an official-looking person who was standing in the midst of them, whether the cause was over. "Yes," he said; "it was all up with it at last!" and burst out laughing too. ...

"Mr. Kenge," said Allan, appearing enlightened all in a moment. "Excuse me, our time presses. Do I understand that the whole estate is found to have been absorbed in costs?"

"Hem! I believe so," returned Mr. Kenge. "Mr. Vholes, what do you say?"

"I believe so," said Mr. Vholes.

"And that thus the suit lapses and melts away?"

"Probably," returned Mr. Kenge. "Mr. Vholes?"

"Probably," said Mr. Vholes.

Comment: You jest (Score 1) 36

by paiute (#49079993) Attached to: Storing Data In Synthetic Fossils
I thought this was an Onion article for their biochemical edition when I read the headline. DNA is not a place you want to put your information because DNases are everywhere. Anyone who handles this information medium is loaded up with the enzymes designed specifically to degrade them. The only worse idea would be data storage in RNA or maybe wisps of smoke.

Oh, but we are going to encapsulate them. That should do it. Yeah, go for this storage method that you have to synthesize with a rate millions of times slower that digital, that uses a 4 bit code instead of hexidecimal.

You are false data.

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