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02 December 2002 @ 05:42 pm
 
Since a DVD player could never survive impact, diagrams explaining how to build one from scratch will be engraved on the surface of several dozen of the disks.

Karma: Police (This is what you get when you mess with us) Radiohead

Have you hugged your IP-destroying Viral Pac-Man license today?
Everybody needs a hug.

To ruin the net to save Disney is the equivalent of burning down the library of Alexandria to save monastic scribes

"Bad artists copy. Good artists steal." - Elwood P Dowd

EIKATLILOLAW. (Everything I know about the law I learned on Law and Order.)

Heh. Maybe I should have said "IAAPO," but that just sounds so..I dunno, formal?

"yes, i was planning on sitting here listening to emo and crying all day, thank you very much"

The entertainment industry has been brought to you by the letters F and U

Hell is other people's code.

(Hint: shielding fragile man-made objects from the elements--for 10 centuries--might be considered "difficult" by some.)

So stone isn't that future proof either.

I hate the fact that you people don't salute me

Power-lust is a weed that grows only in the vacant lots of an abandoned mind. -- Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged

"It only takes 20 years for a liberal to become a conservative without changing a single idea." Robert Anton Wilson

Even then, huge chunks were lost to the destruction of monuments and suchlike.

they could try this advanced technique of just WRITING THE SHIT DOWN IF ITS SO FUCKING IMPORTANT!

If XP is the answer, you didn't understand the question

A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing

Stochastic algorithm seeks heuristic relationship

Support your local medical examiner: die strangely.

Indecision is the key to flexibility.

With the limited amount of technology they had a millenium ago, they've STILL got records of these people! Imagine what they'll have on you in a thousand years!

This kind of thinking was very real to people 1000 years ago.

The world is run by idiots because they're more efficient than hamsters.

There are no stupid questions, only stupid people.

There are no stupid questions, only stupid people who ask questions.

It is correctly spelled in both manners. And though I enjoy chiding the French over their horrible language, which I believe is the result of hundreds of years of alcoholism, I don't think the blame lies with them.
 
 
 
The past is prologue: flashnemoren on December 2nd, 2002 06:00 pm (UTC)
Warriors used to plan to live on through song.
Presuming this survives to fall back into human hands, which I strongly doubt, I wonder what they'll make of its purpose. I wonder if they'll guess we sent it up there just for them to find. Kinda like the cave paintings at Lasceux. Maybe they'll presume it was ceremonial, like we were sending it to God.
lyght on December 2nd, 2002 07:11 pm (UTC)
Aaaaarrrgghhh! For crying out loud, there's gotta be friggin' high school students who can discern that catch-22. I love the idea but puh-lease let's do it in a way that's halfway realistic. And don't CDs/DVDs last like thirty years anyway? Maybe that's just under "Earth conditions". Maybe they're planning on 3 Kelvin here and that will slow things down.

But somehow, I dunno.
XCorvisxcorvis on December 2nd, 2002 08:40 pm (UTC)
I think it's 10 years, actually, but it looks like they're using special ones, made of glass or some such. Presumably someone mentioned the whole "decay of modern media" problem to them.