Category: Science and Technology

Man discovers insight into digital file longevity.

What’s so formal about formatting?

Four out of five people who can somewhat remember life before the dawn of the tech age agree – It’s a task that must be done at some point in one’s life!

If you’re like me you probably have a sizable cache of personal electronic files on the PCs and other devices at home. I’ve been collecting and saving such files since about 1996 when I bought my first desktop PC. My personal files, i.e. the ones I want to keep indefinitely include digital pictures, scanned copies of diplomas and degrees, scanned copies of birth certificates, work-related files, tax returns, home and auto purchase documentation, banking and insurance files, and other similar type stuffs.

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America went to the moon, Russia fakes high tech robot.

It’s not every day that two stories show up on my site’s RSS feed that are so seemingly unrelated, and yet somehow so unusually interrelated.  But today was that day.  The first, a story reported by CNN about how NASA has offered an invitation to Steph Curry to visit one of the lunar labs in Houston the next time he’s in town (to play the Rockets) to prove to him that the lunar landings in the 60’s and 70’s were indeed real. Continue reading “America went to the moon, Russia fakes high tech robot.”