Yahoo is so technically inept, it's embarrassing. Every try to log into Flickr, since Yahoo bought it? Frakking impossible.
I think NASA made up this story to cover a captured Goa'uld cargo ship that was being brought back to Earth.
I still have a stack of Pascal programs that I wrote on punch cards in 1979. Find me a card reader and an IBM 360, and I'll restore them. Fortunately, I have no need for old school projects.
Talk about weird -- just last night, I had a dream (or nightmare) that I needed some files, and when I found them in an old box, it was all a bunch of 5 1/4" floppies.
I mostly agree with what you're saying, but to put it in another perspective, losing two shuttles meant that half of the original fleet ended in disaster. (Endeavour became the 5th shuttle, built from spare parts to replace Challenger.)
Don't router logs usually show MAC address? The cops should be able to figure out at least that the perp's computer is Brand XYZ and manufactured around a certain date and lord-knows-what-else a MAC shows. That's my guess anyway.
I thought the FPGA was an organization of cats who play golf.
Fox Noise is a blight on humanity.