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News Microsoft demonstrates Project Silica: a glass-based storage media

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 5 Nov 2019.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    It's all well and good surviving scratching, boiling, microwaving and so on, but if I, clumsy **** that I am, were to drop it, how well would it hold up?
     
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    2mm thick glass - that's the same on iphones right?
     
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    [Insert here an image of Richard Dean Anderson, hands spread in the "'Aliens' guy" pose, surmounted by the text caption (outlined impact font, allcaps, natch) "CRYSTALS"]
     
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    probably not well, I think the technology is for archiving, current archiving tech (tapes, CDs, etc) are vulnerable to deterioration in just a few decades (50 I think for tape, haven't checked).
     
  6. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    Sure the media might survive that long... but what about the gubbinz required to read it?

    You just know at least one of these is getting used as a coaster.
     
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    Surely that should be Amanda Tapping...? :thumb:
     
  8. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    This is really exciting stuff. Archiving data with the longevity of well-kept paper records (low humidity, no mice or insects!) at scales meaning terabytes are viable.

    ...just don't drop 'em, I guess.
     
  9. edzieba

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    Nah. Scene:
    O'Neill (two 'L's!): "So... I just put the crystal in the... crystal holder thing, and that re-opens the gate?"
    Carter"Well, actually, sir, [insert technobabble involving space-time curvature, Naquadah, gate dialling mechanics, Asgard technology, etc"
    O'Neill: "Soooo... Crystal in the thingie. Got it"
     
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  11. Byron C

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    That is exactly what I was about to look for :grin:
     
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