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Re: Re: Re: How to View Mathematica and Hardcopy Books

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  • Subject: [mg62602] Re: [mg62525] Re: [mg62486] Re: How to View Mathematica and Hardcopy Books
  • From: János <janos.lobb at yale.edu>
  • Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 04:45:07 -0500 (EST)
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On Nov 27, 2005, at 2:40 AM, Andrzej Kozlowski wrote:

>
> On 26 Nov 2005, at 22:15, Chris Chiasson wrote:
>
>> 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.
>
> The latter.

A small drop of fine oil to that area that is labeled "Do not remove  
this sticker or you lose warranty" used to cure this symptom :)

János

P.S.  Folk tales and folk songs - without writing them down -  
survived thousands of years.  May be computing should pursue THAT  
media for long term storage :)

> It was a 20 megabyte hard disk (and of course I had copied
> all the important data before I put it away) and since by that time a
> single Zip disk could store 5 times as much I did not attempt any
> recovery but just got rid of the useless thing. But it did sort of
> dent my confidence in technology.
>
>
> Andrzej Kozlowski


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