Re: fighting Anthrax w/ Dr. Strangelove

From: Mike Lorrey (
Date: Mon Oct 22 2001 - 12:33:58 MDT

"Michael M. Butler" wrote:
> Mike Lorrey wrote:
> > Film, floppy disks, data tapes, etc are all data storage formats that
> > need to be outmoded.
> Gee, Mike, take the long view: don't seed and biological samples need to be outmoded?

Well, yes, at least mailing them does. Instead, invest in one of Robert
Bradbury's kitchen Mr. Genome sequencer to produce your own seeds and
other biosamples from downloaded files.

> Digital cameras selling for less than $50,000 all create artifacts that
> my Canon EOS with ASA 100 Ektachrome slide film never does. Duplicate or
> exceed its performance and we have a deal.

What the film can do is irrelevant to your eye's ability to discern.
Gigapixel resolution is indistinguishable from Kodak for all practical

> And tell me how to apply Iron Mountain's physical security model of
> utter data blindness to anything transmitted over the internet. Even
> quantum computers don't appear to be able to do remote viewing of magnetic
> domains.

Of course, walking around with that 14" diameter tape reel under your
jacket leaves absolutely no imprint discernable by a KH-11 et al.
Whoooeee, a whole 9600 bytes per inch of tape. SMMMMokin'!!!!

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