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I was on your retarded friends side until he said half a bit.

 

Digital data in itself cannot degrade over time (obviously), it can indirectly degrade over time on certain storage mediums however. Now, if you discussed that you believe the hard-drive was suffering bitrot (or a hardware fault) and he argued that it wasn't the HDD, but in fact the file, you can make some inferences. 

 

I think the tell-tale sign of this story is 'half bit', passed that I need little else to form a conclusion with some level of certainty that your friend is a half-bit half-wit. :)

 

Someone else mentioned bringing up the weather, or even stop being friends with him; both seem like sound advice.

 

 

Now, I'm going to go listen to my MP3's while I still can!

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I think the tell-tale sign of this story is 'half bit', passed that I need little else to form a conclusion with some level of certainty that your friend is a half-bit half-wit. :)

bahah,  :laugh:. OP should tell his friend that!

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Half a bit?  I think he's really just enjoying watching your wheels turn as you try to correct him.  He's apparently a very good troll!

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Half a bit?  I think he's really just enjoying watching your wheels turn as you try to correct him.  He's apparently a very good troll!

 

You see, I really, REALLY wish he was trolling, but I don't think he knows what it means even!

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It might be possible to teach him how data is written to a device which is nothing more than a platter with special surface where magnetism, light, and chemicals create hills & valleys (1s & 0s)

 

In a vacuum (think "a situation where the equation is impervious to outside influences") the structure of the magnetic bits will not change... the laws of phyiscs do not change inside a hard drive, only hardware failure will change the outcome.

 

Degredatation of data integrity has to have an  outside influence.  It doesnt just change because it decides too.


Am I correct in this? its awfully early for me... my Diet Coke & 5 Hour Energy hasnt kicked in

(update - now that Im a little more awake - I think light only comes into play with photores in making semiconductors, transistors, and such)

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