There are still 97 live action episodes missing however; the last were unearthed in 2013.
Actually, Everest or Antartica would be far colder for most practical purposes. Yes, Mars is technically much colder, but the air is thinner than the insulation in a vacuum thermos, so there's essentially zero thermal transfer except into the ground, which is easy enough to insulate against. Go exert yourself outside in an uninsulated (except for the soles of your feet) pressure suit, and just like in an orbital EVA overheating will be your problem, not the cold.
Somehow I suspect a half-dozen socially debilitated people forced to live together in a single small habitat for a year or three with no real options for escape or privacy would *not* turn out well...
Of course you also need to factor in desire for fame - could be lots of people older than the established oldest who just never saw the point of trying to claim the title.
True, windows don't block 100% of UV, but they're usually in the high 99% range. Bleaching though - I don't think that's specifically a UV effect. Surprising that it wasn't an issue with the disks.
I stand by my luck assertion though - I've lost data from discs of most every brand over the years, as have most people I know. Some people just get lucky with such things. Me, I've only had two hard drives die on me in the last 30 years - and I'm still using drives from 15+ years ago, which also seems very unusual. Hey, the world is a big place. Statistical anomalies abound.
Rear deck... the shelf behind the rear seats? Then they almost certainly weren't in direct sunlight, though they may have been heated nicely. Modern car windshields are pretty much universally designed to block UV rays, the high-energy wavelengths that cause most damage. Without that protection most of the plastic interior of the car would rapidly become brittle and crumbly within a few years, photodegradation is a major problem for plastics.
Still, you probably also got very lucky if you truly had no problems.
They can also have issues with lower-quality drives - they offer dramatically lower contrast than dyes do, so the signal-to-noise ratio is much lower, to the point that many/most drives created before CD-RWs hit the market were unable to read them at all.
Personally, I've had lots of -Rs fail, don't think I've ever had issues with an -RW written in a standard single-session format. I seem to recall that the crystal actually needs to be heated to a few hundred degrees to change state - easy enough to do for a fraction of a second with a tightly focused laser beam, but not at ambient temperatures.
Of course procreation is rational - you're simply assuming that your mind is relevant, and not recognizing that it (and your body) are simply tools created over hundreds of millions of years by genes optimizing their ability to reproduce. Any individual which doesn't procreate is irrelevant to the species, and those who are particularly good at it become the ancestors of most of humanity in a few dozen short millenia.
Yep, best thing for the species is for those individuals willing and able to recognize long term problems to voluntarily remove themselves from the gene pool...
Ironically enough, write-once optical discs are lousy for archiving - the organic dyes need to be kept at a stable temperature away from moisture and sunlight in order to have a fair chance of remaining stable. And even then you're probably lucky to get 5-10 years without some data loss. And definitely don't use standard permanent/laundry markers on them - the acids in the ink rapidly break down the dyes, and your data with it.
Instead use rewritable media - your data is then stored in a phase-changing crystal and requires considerable energy input to change state. So long as you avoid damaging the disc itself, your data should be safe for a much longer time.
I assume you don't realize that "begs the question" actually originated as a mistranslation of a latin phrase better translated as "assuming the premise" - as such, the original usage is clearly flawed, and the modern usage actually better reflects the literal meaning of the words. In fighting against it, you're actually fighting to preserve a 400 year old language-butchering error.
>It is part of the scientific process to be skeptical.
Yes, and as is generally the case in science, anyone with hard data contradicting the accepted understanding is welcomed, at the fringes if not necessarily right away at the core. But unless you have solid data and/or the knowledge and experience to formulate and test an alternative, questioning the overwhelming consensus of those who have actually studied the issue you're not being skeptical, you're just denying information you don't want to be true.
Here is a google search for "car fires". Thousands of pictures of gasoline cars on fire. Here is another search for "Lamborghini Fires". There are many. How many recent Tesla fires can you mention? I'll bet is is approximately two. And yet they are reported ad nauseum. And filthy trolls like you act as if they happen all the time. They don't.
The Porsche 918 is not a production car. It is largely built by hand in very limited production runs. Here...watch a video of its production.
The Porsche 918 Spyder cannot be purchased new anymore. And I don't think you could call it a production car even when it was being made, as it was not made on a mass production line. There were only a relatively small number built.
"There are some good people in it, but the orchestra as a whole is equivalent to a gang bent on destruction." -- John Cage, composer