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post #21 of 33
I'm sure once there is a consumer ready decoder or reader for it - someone is going to save the entire interweb of porn on that little chip...

It will be both impressive and high demand for it...
Edited by speedyeggtart - 2/17/16 at 12:55am
post #22 of 33
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Originally Posted by Clocknut View Post

nice fake number.

14bill years... how they can prove that?

Money back guarantee but have to be the original purchaser.
post #23 of 33
NSA will say thanks
post #24 of 33
Would be good for projects that don't need to be editted and require mass data storage such as storage of genomes
post #25 of 33
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That's the current age of the universe. What a coincidence tongue.gif

That age estimate I have to disagree with. This guy is about 50 billion years old
aliens.wikia.com/wiki/Oderus_Urungus
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Money back guarantee but have to be the original purchaser.

With the original receipt. thumb.gif
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Lol dude. It's not for home use, it's for storing data in a possible world apocalypse that wipes out humanity. At least, that's my take on it.

So how will the survivors know how to extract the info in the Quartz? They stored the damn instructions on the Quartz!
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Probably like $1000 per GB...lol
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Hopefully someone remembers to stash a quartz coin reader, cable, etc etc...
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There's an excellent example of how a digital archive can quickly run into problems.

Between 1984-86 the BBC Domesday Project engaged more than a million people from around Britain.

Children at more than 9,000 schools helped compile a statistical survey, personal thoughts and memories. The data was stored on special laserdiscs, then seen as a technology of the future.

Nearly two decades later, there were virtually no extant disc players able to read the specially formatted discs. After a lot of work, the data was made readable, but the case for digital archiving had suffered a setback.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35569281 biggrin.giftongue.gifthumb.gif
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read-only?

That's what I was thinking, but the storage is big enough and if the price is low enough they can justify that re-writing an outdated portion of the disk to another sector would be acceptable.
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