CD Eating Fungus?

From: Alexander Bochmann <>
Date: Thu Jun 21 11:48:53 2001

...on Wed, Jun 20, 2001 at 01:06:46AM +0000, Ken Seefried wrote:

> Oh, come now people. There's no metabolic process that makes aluminum into
> food. Undoubtedly, these fungi are eating something organic (glue?) and
> producing an acid that is destroying the metalic layer.

The news article does not say that the fungus
is going for the aluminium, by the way.

It says, the fungus destroys the polycarbonate
because it feeds on the nitrogen and carbon, if
the environment is suitable ( > 30 degrees celsius
temperature, > 90% relative humidity), thereby
destroying the information stored in the aluminium

The original article (in spanish) is at

Babelfish produces sort of an understandable

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