Preserving the bits accurately is only a small part of the problem. Knowing what the bits mean is critical. Having a bunch of
.xlsx spreadsheet files in the year 2050 will be useless unless you also have Excel 2050, and it knows how to read them.
Unless you want to basically just 'print' all your data to a format like .pdf (or just plain old .txt) programs to access data are as critical as the data.
A PDP-8m with 16KW of core memory and a pair of 8" floppy drives, and a VT-320 video terminal.
"By mixing surfactants or soap with NaOCl, it was shown that the formation of carbon tetrachloride and several other halogenated VOCs is possible." So every time I do a load of laundry and put bleach into it to make my undies sparking white I'm adding carbon tetrachloride to the atmosphere unintentionally. So time to ban bleach. Or washing machines. Or white undies.
Why is this a surprise? Or even 'newsworthy' on slashdot? This is just good business. When I go to a store, any store, they try and sell me more stuff. Ask me if I found everything I need. Have I tried this new brand of drink? When I have a meal in a restaurant they ask me if I want coffee or dessert. If you don't want it, just say no.
As long as there is a demand for illegal drugs, there will be a need for cash. Lots of cash. Dealers don't take plastic.
Probably Microsoft did not list XP because it is "no longer supported..." Some of the IE versions listed certainly do run on XP.
Ever consider that maybe Edward Snowden is a double agent, planted by the NSA to infiltrate the Russian security service and spill their most secret documents to the web? Me neither.
I would venture that none of the Amazon inventors were alive when milkmen roamed the earth...