[rescue] Found NASA computers
jjhudak at gmail.com
Fri Jul 14 13:14:38 CDT 2017
Hmmmm, tapes from 1970 (or earlier), probably 50 yo...damp basement. I'd
bet the binder is pretty much disintegrated. The act of runing them over a
tape head would peel away what ever magnetic media was there. One could
respray a fix onto the tapes, but would have to hope the magnetic media
didn't come off when pulling apart the tape.
Back in the day when I looked into 'archive tapes' the best I'd get from a
company was 50 years, conditioned environment....
On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 1:04 PM, Patrick Giagnocavo <xemacs5 at gmail.com>
> Why destroy the tapes? While mould is bad for you, they don't have a
> way to clean tapes? Seems like someone was kind of lazy. They could
> have donated the tapes to a computer society that might have tried to
> recover the info for free...
> On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 10:49 AM, Mauricio Tavares <raubvogel at gmail.com>
> > On Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 12:40 PM, Dan Duncan <danduncan at gmail.com>
> >> Is anyone else thinking "this could be my legacy?"
> > It could be worse: they could unearth your legacy and not know
> > what those mysterious machines were because they do not look like
> > ipads (or whatever will come in 60 years from now).
> >> Scrap dealer finds Apollo-era NASA computers in dead engineerb s
> >> https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/07/nasa-computer-
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