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2:52 AM
@Glorfindel Just checking whether you saw this question on meta: Restoring Bill Thurston's figures in an answer.
I suppose that the users who participated in the discussion have already tried Wayback Machine. But since you have mentioned that you have a script for this purposes, I thought it was worth asking you anyway.
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Q: Restoring Bill Thurston's figures in an answer

Joseph O'RourkeThe question Floating polyhedra with fair equilibria was answered by Bill Thurston, but his (typically amazing) answer contains links to 7 figures, all now broken. I don't know how to retrieve those images from the past, but if someone does know how and is willing to spend the time & effort, it w...

 
 
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6:29 AM
@MartinSleziak no, thank you. My script is not smart enough to download a Mathematica notebook and run it :)
 
6:47 AM
@Glorfindel Well, of course - that's not what I meant by using the script.
Although I assume that some of the users who joined that discussion already tried to check Internet Archive manually - it's possible that you have a way to quickly check whether some images are salvageable from there (and they have perhaps been missed by the users who just looked at a few snapshots).
I have also looked at saved version of some posts myself - but the images were missing in the ones that I checked.
 

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