Properly stored, 30 years or so. Getting a system and a tapedrive from 30 years ago to read it is a different story. I still have 8mm tape drives from the early 90's and they still work. Getting them hooked up to a modern SCSI bus is a bit of a challenge though.
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I wrote tape diagnostics tools in the 90's (still do today). The main tool was a DOS program ( EXPERT7 ) which was in use by many customers. If you started the program with a '/?' command line option, it provided help on all command line options. If you started it with '/??', it would play a tune and list the names of everyone involved as beta testers. No-one ever complained.
Sen Feinstein also presented plans to deal with the Edward Snowden situation. In a stunning move, she came up with legislation that would make Edward's mother un-pregnant. Feinstein: "This is really simple. By forbidding Mrs Snowden to be pregnant, Edward does not exist, therefor the whole data leak issue is a thing of the past".
Except Christians express their disgust of KKK and actively combat it. Muslims on the other hand are entirely quiet about the atrocities isis and boko haram commit, which to me means they agree with that radical interpretation of islam. I have lost all trust in muslims being part of Western society.
More on subject, I don't think hundreds of buzzing drones overhead will be socially accepted. In my country guns are forbidden, but I'm pretty sure in the USA many will pull their rifle if drone keep them awake, fly over their property and mess up the quiet areas.
Ah, yes. It's the fault of everybody but the muslims. Back in the victim role again. Meanwhile in reality, muslims are killing muslims like there is no tomorrow. The murders are getting more atrocious by the minute. But I'm sure islam has nothing to do with that.
I do think quran teaches muslims to hate jews, and in fact everybody who rejects the islam fairytale. I do think that there are far more muslims than publicly known who despise Western civilization. And I do think that the peaceful muslim majority is irrelevant (look that up for yourself). The proof is in the pudding. How else do you explain that a simple cartoon of a bearded man with a bomb sparked muslim outrage all over the world, causing massive protests, riots and even killings. At the same time, the horrendous beheadings, mass abuse of children brainwashed to become martyrs in the name of islam spark.... nothing. No peaceful muslims on the street protesting. No despise, no rejection, nothing. I'm not talking about muslims needing to apologize to Western societies. I am talking about muslims standing up in rage against those extremists who rape their 'faith', should islam qualify as a religion.
So-called moderate muslims continue to push for special rights, for ever larger mosques to be built, for segregation of man and women, for pestering gays, all while leeching from the Western social system they despise so much. Why do these 'moderate' muslims insist of inviting imams known to preach outright hatred for social events? Why do even more 'moderate' muslims want to come to such events to be poisoned with extreme islam? Islam brings death, poverty and hate wherever it goes. Islam is not a religion, islam is an ideology determined to reach world domination.
I do agree with you on one point. Religion in general is a bad way of not taking responsibility for your own life. All religions are equal in that, so islam is as much poison for the people as any other religion.
Blocking websites is useless if they are unwilling to block the people coming to Europe to spread the poison of islam. With EU having a very weak outer border, nothing stops extremists from coming in to spread hate and indoctrination under young kids. We are now seeing kids as young as 12 years old heading for Syria. Where did they pick up the desire to do that? Who is poisoning their young minds? Blocking a website will have zero effect if the mosque or islam school next door aides extremists.
Mine was built in 1989 and still works as-new. Great tactile feedback, just rock solid. A bit noisy, that's all
Wind energy is a scam. They don't run on wind, they run on taxpayers money.
If wind farms elsewhere are any indication, then that $290M will do nothing to build a decent size wind farm. In comparison, the Gemini wind farm park in the North Sea costs €2.8 Billion to build, for just 150 turbines. On top of that, this farm needs to be subsidized with €4.4 Billion in the next 15 years to become 'profitable'. See: http://geminiwindfarm.com/
So with 150 turbines for €7 Billion, how many turbines will that get you for $290M?
Simple. Because political correctness and spineless coward politicians prevents European countries from doing anything that would in anyway inconvenience the islam enemy that is already heavily infiltrated in many European societies and upper establishment. Those brave enough to stand up and speak out are quickly labeled racist, compared to Hitler or otherwise framed so their worries don't count. Muslims have made it an art to label themselves 'victim' of every attempt to stop their sick ideology. They even go as far as trying to change the laws so criticism on their fascist ideology will be made illegal.
Europe is lost. I tell my kids to move to another country as far away as they can, and if they find a place that isn't infested with islam, set up defenses.
Ask me how I really feel..
I actually bought a license for VMWare 1.0 when it came out, dates back to 1/7/1999. My V2.0 license is from 2000. I also still have the executables from back then. Hmmm. Wonder if I can get them to run on today's Linux kernels.
Which actually shows a prime issue with modern data and executables. There are a growing number of external dependencies. Stuff that is only accessible if DRM keys are available online, or when license activation servers are up and running. I have some stuff that only runs on Windows-XP. Even though I have a valid license, I may not be able to re-install it in 2025 or beyond, even in a backward compatible VM environment.
You mean a subset of people who consider themselves to be part of a religion.
It's not the subset that are the problem. It is the 1.2 Billion followers that do NOT raise their voice against these atrocities that worry me. Muslims do not stand next to non-muslims to declare these subset as idiots, *that* is what worries me.
I have just closed my FB account, as I dislike their recent privacy changes. This will bring me many of the option list above, including time for adventures, tranquility, excersize and to make some money.
Where are my mod points when I need them. All if this is sooooo true!
This akin to farting and then telling everyone not to smell your fart.
News for you, Sony: The cat is out of the bag, you lost the bag, and the cat ain't going back in any new bag.
A recent survey in the Dutch IT marketplace on Tweakers.net confirmed that COBOL is the highest paying programming language. Not because it is hot, but because the average age of programmers with COBOL skills is so much higher. There are no COBOL programmers on a starter salary, so obviously the average is higher