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Comment Re:We burn a ton of DVD's every week (Score 1) 385

We are as an engineering file contractually obliged to send out all documentation in 3 forms; (1) ready use by email as PDF or raw drawing/document; (2) Final documentation as DVD (multiple copies to different addresses of all documents) and correspondence during contract; (3) One hard copy of all documents in "2".
These form in 3 and one of the 2 copies the necessary 40 year expected life resource for any death or injury requirement and subsequent legal inquiry. (Our plant makes/ handles some very nasty chemicals, and safety back ups of all documentation go to insurers , classification authorities and at least one legal copy to our own and customers archives.
We go through a lot of DVDs.
Reason for DVDs , not alterable after burning. Reasonable shelf life. However do keep one of two external and internal DVD readers/ burners on the computers.
Hard drives (electro-mechanical) are not as resilient to a start up after long term idle storage (bearings1).

Comment Re:Age or Wage Discrimination? (Score 1) 194

The company I do paid work for has an average age of over 60; about 60% folk at or over 55, maximum about 78 ~79 years (experience tells when you are in engineering contracting business!); about 40% in new graduates. Mostly young folk of 30+ learning experience while doing the base intense calculation jobs (big math input) but judgement on calls by experienced folk. It saves them making mistakes. Disclaimer I am 76, one of the younger old folk.

Comment Re:In other news (Score 1) 404

As shooter was 'normal client' 'regular client' of the night club, perhaps it is just an outrage at someone there & the club suffers. A known effect from mental sickness. May not be anything to do with religion or sexuality but just 'they offended me, I will pay back'. The later rants may be self justification, blown up by press etc as presumed reason, actual reason we will really never know.

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