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Re: Re: How to View Mathematica and Hardcopy Books

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  • Subject: [mg62524] Re: [mg62486] Re: How to View Mathematica and Hardcopy Books
  • From: Chris Chiasson <chris.chiasson at gmail.com>
  • Date: Sun, 27 Nov 2005 02:39:59 -0500 (EST)
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>Obviously it was standing for too long that did it.

You gave me a good laugh with that one Andrzej.

I wonder if the data on that disk of yours is unrecoverable (disk
surface damage or demagnetization of the disk), or if the motor just
won't spin up.


On 11/26/05, Andrzej Kozlowski <akoz at mimuw.edu.pl> wrote:
>
> On 26 Nov 2005, at 16:46, Chris Chiasson wrote:
>
> > What about reading a book for too long, or writing for too long, or
> > standing for too long, or laying in bed too long?
>
> I suspect doing any of the above long enough is deadly. So is not
> doing any of the above.
>
> >
> > BTW, I have noticed there seem to be a dearth of stories about loss of
> > data from hard drives that aren't in use (e.g. if the drive is left
> > offline for a long time). How long does it take for hard drives to
> > lose
> > data when they aren't operating?
>
> I have one such story. The first hard disk I ever had was a 20
> megabyte one. When the average hard disk size was about 300 megabytes
> I turned it off and put it away. Several years later I tried to turn
> it on and it was as dead as a dead parrot. Obviously it was standing
> for too long that did it.
>
> Andrzej Kozlowski
>
>


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