'Forever' is a long time.
'Offline' is difficult to deal with long-term (i am thinking decades to centuries) such is the nature of technology and the lack of any real history we have of digital data management,
Personally I would say the best bet is keeping your data 'live' online to some extent, it is the only real way to monitor and control the inevitable decay.
Basically your data's lifespan is related to how long you can convince someone to care for it for you.
45% of all child deaths are simply down to malnutrition.
I'm more 'old school' so was thinking Andromeda Strain
You just _know_ the CEO of Burger King is thinking 'Fuck everything, we're doing a triple straw."
Sorry, I couldn't hear you over the sound of how awesome my 'Beats by Dre' headphones are.
The ugliness of the real world in comparison to that mathematical beauty can unfortunately be a bit too much.
LOL, a bracing post sir.
Ironic really, since the USA is more like Brave New World than Nineteen Eighty Four
Low dose aspitin is commonly recommended for those at risk of heart problems. It is an anti-inflamitory, anti-coagulant and arguably even cheaper than caffiene.
This seems like something straight out of the film Jacob's Ladder. Scary.
Come to that will it also create a potentially nasty gamma-ray burst along with the extra visible light?
The most intersting small-form-factor board I've seen recently is the new SensorTile from ST. It provides a 32bit ARM processor with FPU, bluetooth and microphone in a cm2 headset-scale pcb, with various docking boards for USB, microSD etc development.
This. There is also the problem of latency and reliance on internet connectivity, the sooner voice processing gets back out of the cloud the better I think.
"Card readers? We don't need no stinking card readers." -- Peter da Silva (at the National Academy of Sciencies, 1965, in a particularly vivid fantasy)