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He lives in a V-5 rocket, where they have their own weather pattern.
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Originally Posted by the_beast;14520803 
try chucking a dvd-shaped bit of quartz at a wall and see what happens smile.gif

Many people confuse strength and hardness with toughness - and as strength and hardness increase, toughness goes down. Something like tungsten carbide is hard enough to cut pretty much any metal, but drop it onto a hard floor and it shatters.




Not to write them. And a read-only disk ain't much use to backup your stuff...


I'm well aware of hardness vs. toughness.

However, many silicate minerals are fairly robust. And I expect the whole thing won't be made of plain quartz. As long as the cover on the readable side is made of a hard silicate it would be very scratchproof, and the rest can be made of whatever.
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Boiling water isn't so surprising, but liquid nitrogen is. I wonder if the durability extends to the polycarbonate containment (or whatever is used to hold the data media)?
    
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No! Don't improve this trash more! Discs are crap and outdated, easily damaged and large they gotta go!
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 8ight;14522375 
No! Don't improve this trash more! Discs are crap and outdated, easily damaged and large they gotta go!

erm, that's kinda the point of this rolleyes.gif
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Originally Posted by the_beast;14522578 
erm, that's kinda the point of this rolleyes.gif

Yes but it fixes none of their other problems. The point is I don't like the format (nobody should) and don't improve on it since it needs to die!
 
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Little video of the basic process here: [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1zKZISYjZU[/ame] Pretty cool for things that must go on disc.

If you look on the website, they are already partnered with LG to create a suitabably powered disc writer. It's already monikered with the Blu-ray logo so I presume they're just showing DVDs as the standard but they may find a way to make Blu-rays work too.
Edited by The-Real-Link - 8/9/11 at 2:27pm
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There will always be a use for physical backups.

Always.
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Spinning discs are useful but when the day comes that I can buy a 4GB thumb drive for a dollar or two, I'm out (regardless if the thumb drive can withstand liquid nitrogen).
Edited by pengs - 8/9/11 at 2:39pm
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