[rescue] Oh no! This poor Origin server.....

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Thu Apr 1 15:38:22 CST 2004

On Thu, Apr 01, 2004 at 04:12:11PM -0500, Dave McGuire wrote:
> On Apr 1, 2004, at 3:22 PM, Phil Stracchino wrote:
> >>Do they not seem to realize that there's less of a chance of getting
> >>useful data out of a long-since powered-down DRAM chip than there is 
> >>in
> >>getting useful data out of the microscopic impressions in the tops of
> >>the desks that they gleefull rid themselves of at public auctions?
> >
> >It's rather scary what you can recover data from with a modern SQUID.
>   Hard drives, yes...but DRAM cells don't store data magnetically.

No, but I understand one can pick up quantum charge fluctuations and
read, with some accuracy, the "last powered-on state" of a DRAM cell.

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