you think regulated Wall Street and currency exchange is crooked, we are starting to see the slicks manipulate what I prefer to call BiteCon. because they will turn it into a con, and you will get the bite.
the last plant in Holland continued to make instant film until the last chemicals ran out. the employees then bought it and re-invested the process with new chemistry.
in either event, if they went hog wild with silicone antistick compound, it dissolves the resin base of the tape mix, and all the intelligence comes off in clumps and gobs when you run it. archivists looking at most of the "high performance" tapes tend to bake 'em a couple hours at 140-160 degrees in an oven to cook out the silicone before they make the transfer playback to new media.
the slime will deteriorate the oxide layer long before an evenly-wound tape pack of either base decomposes under good storage.
old 3M 111 tape and its peers has turned out to be the archival medium. not the fancy stuff. look out for Kodak acetate audiotape, though, that stuff shatters at the first loop-and-snap like the old paper tape did.
I've done C41 in a bathroom in an average low-rent apartment,no problem. I've set up several tank-based gallon labs for E4 and E6. the only element that is really critical is the color developer, and after that the first developer. everything else can run just fine at room temp, rated temp of 85-105 Fahrenheit, or anything in between.
a temperature/pressure regulated water flow is a must in a larger scale operation. since you can't get one any more from Calumet, get a closeout bath/shower no-scald control. with a good thermometer in the bath, get it to temp and start processing.
on the gallon lines, I used a laundry washtub, PVC pipe for the reels, and an immersion heater on a stick to help pre-heat the bath. at that point, start the water, and go for it.
it is nowhere as hard as you say, unless you are machine processing, and then the temp control will be part of the machine. you can still push-process up to 3 F-stops by fiddling the processor speed.
Kodachrome was a whole 'nother critter, and that's why it's no longer around.
otherwise known as a brain fart, secured from shame. in my business, it is reported on the logs as "Special (Freaking) Magic."
as if there were any other kind
for 50 years, the federal government has taxed nuclear fuel to build a permanent waste depository. where is it?
the real question, if you are going to have wild-ass money to surf down the halls of Congress on in the first place, is why we don't have something as reliable as DNA tagging to allow following the cash?
oh, wait... ahh, now I get it. how silly of me. so, where's my check for shutting up?
they just put little crumbs of fuel rods in your power bill each month. if you have been saving them unpaid, you can probably shake each envelope out into a cereal bowl, and have a really awesome science project that kills all your competition.
what next, is some lawsuit going to stop manufacture of Carborundum radio detectors? axe heads? our society is in danger if we can't crank out obsolete crap!
perhaps you haven't heard. Oracle grinds the last drop out of the turnip and takes the shoes for resale on the way out of the conference room. there is a reason that Larry Ellison can spend 3 months a year racing sailboats and flaunt FAA noise rules flying back home after quiet hours night after night. it's called money, honey, and they excel in it.
considering it takes Oracle longer to patch an exploit in Java than it does for Apple to patch an exploit, if indeed they acknowledge one, perhaps it would not be a bad thing to let ol Larry take 120 percent of nothing, and standardize on another universal API across the web.
the way they supported old lines at (major environmental controls company you've all heard of) was to keep all the old 286 machines and line printers in a back room the size of an 80s living room, and repair, repair, repair. label printing for boxes on the production line was old Printronics machines, which was the big headache.
all problems solved
seriously... maybe... perhaps all these medical/life sciences patents and issues should be placed in public domain? like you boot up Unix and get (c) by 20 different companies? Universal MegaMedCorp LLC PTY M-O-U-S-E gets its name on every vial regardless who made it. good for mankind, good for morale.
last time NYC wore out a bunch of tic-tic-tic-ka-WHANG! lever machines, they bought all of Fargo's. in the 80s. I suspect a plain ol' warehouse in Brooklyn has allowed those things to get a tad rusty inside by now. they'll end up voting on scraps of paper bags and dipping fingers in purple ink on the way out.
and now they're just cloning 2300 pound mosquitoes with ten-foot tusks. terrific. first solid food for our Minnesota mosquitoes.