In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Roy Schestowitz
on Mon, 27 Nov 2006 17:45:31 +0000
> __/ [ The Ghost In The Machine ] on Monday 27 November 2006 16:48 \__
>> In comp.os.linux.advocacy, Jim Richardson
>> on Sun, 26 Nov 2006 14:30:36 -0800
>>> On Sun, 26 Nov 2006 16:43:39 +0000,
>>> Roy Schestowitz <newsgroups@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>> __/ [ Gordon ] on Friday 24 November 2006 17:14 \__
>>>>> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>>>>>> Forget about the paperless office.
>>>>> I think it was forgotten some FIFTEEN years ago.....
>>>>> You'll never get a paperless office with all the dorks in the Outlook
>>>>> groups asking how to print emails automatically.....
>>>> Scam of Indian student developing technology to store 450 GB of data on a
>>>> sheet of paper
>>>> "This story was first reported by Arab News and later other media outlets
>>>> started quoting them.
>>>> This shows how technically illiterate the news reporters are.."
>>> it's amusing that some people actually bought that story. It was
>>> obviously bullshit from the start.
>> Maybe, but consider this:
>> 5 1/4" disc surface area: 21.647 square inches
>> Paper surface area: 93.5 square inches
>> 5 1/4" total surface area: 108.238 square inches
>> (assuming 3 platters, 5 surfaces, 1 servo surface)
>> Now, I've seen 500 gigabyte drives on the market.
>> Therefore, 450 GB on paper would be possible, if the paper
>> had the same mirror-shiny surface of a disk platter and the
>> same information density. The access would be far slower,
>> of course, and the head design would be quite different
>> (can't fly over at slow speeds!) unless someone actually
>> were to *spin* the paper (hmm, what was the name of that
>> painting toy?), which would probably be best done in a
>> more traditional drive format anyway.
> Here's a nice video that I watch the other day (somewhere along my 'Linux
> This addresses some of these material properties you were referring to. Hope
> you enjoy it...
> Best wishes,
Hm...interesting. This throws merry hob to most of
my ideas, since the creation of the master (basically,
a pitted metal disc formed from a photoresist-exposed
glass disc that is fitted into a die/injector) is carefully
described, and the compact discs are formed in the injector
using liquid that quickly hardens into polycarbonate
plastic. Perfect, to a point, duplicates.
It is far from clear whether they can be serialized afterwards.
Of course I should have suspected something along these lines anyway.
Windows Vista. Because a BSOD is just so 20th century; why not
try our new color changing variant?
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