Camelia, the Perl 6 bug

IRC log for #bioperl, 2009-07-26

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06:24 ptl everybody uses URL shorteners these days
06:26 ptl I guess that when we're like 20 years from now and we need historic data from these addresses - and some of these URL shorteners wouldn't survive - we'll be in bad shape. And since they are scripting gizmos, resources like webarchive.org won't have them.
06:32 Cryonic 20 years from now I doubt we'll be accessing the data the way we do today
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06:33 Cryonic data storage and access isn't even close to the same as it was 20 years ago...
06:41 ptl we will not
06:41 ptl BUT
06:41 ptl we'll probably need data from the past sometimes
06:42 ptl and this data - that we have today - won't be available because it will not be possible to follow the URL shortcut.
06:44 ptl maybe some data mining program from the future will sweep the entire twitter database to look for the instant perception of historical events, who knows? But since almost all URLs in twitter are short URLs, it will not be able to follow through and correctly process all this knowledge (i.e. it won't know what the tweet will really be talking about).
06:45 ptl "hey bob! check this out! url.xy/ehahda" "nice alice! but what about that? short.url/e2938sn" "wow, that freaked me out! I guess it will be part of history on textbooks now!"
06:50 Cryonic or they'll get it by looking back in their own archives that followed it back when the link did work
06:50 Cryonic e.g. farm google...
08:39 ptl farm google? I didn't understand this. What good would be google if it did not store e.g. twitter databases and did not resolve the URL shorteners?
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17:47 sanjan if i have a sequence object obtained from get_Seq_by_acc how can i print that out in fasta format to a .fasta file?
17:49 sanjan hello?

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