Re: CHAT: facing your own mortality (as a conlanger)
|From:||Sai Emrys <sai@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, June 28, 2008, 5:55|
On Fri, Jun 27, 2008 at 9:43 PM, Rick Harrison <rick@...> wrote:
> I think some of those sites delete pages when they have not been
> updated in a long time. At least that's the impression I get from the
> huge number of dead links I encounter on them.
That's inaccurate. It's just that they typically only spider through links,
and if a page is old it won't be linked to... so it doesn't get rearchived.
It's just a byproduct of the way it's done (which is, of necessity, fairly
limited compared to a real mirroring process.)
Sai, it looks like there is unanimous support for the idea of LCS
> providing an archiving service. Even I cannot think of an objection.
> It would be nice if the archive could be mirrored on the other side
> of the world, for redundancy purposes; or maybe you could sell
> DVD-ROMs of the data as a way to raise funds and create a widely
> distributed backup.
FWIW, if we were to want that level of redundancy, I would opt for standard
backup procedures like I use at work.
We can simply have two fully synchronized hosts to address this, but
seriously? this is a solved issue for webhosts; any decent host already does
offsite tape backups.
One can also do other backups, torrents, etc... but I don't feel like this
is a big issue.
Inscribing text on thin sheets of gold might work. It is immune to
> corrosion. But if it were discovered by an idiot they would melt it
> and sell it.
And they might need a magic ball to translate it, a la John Smith. ;-)