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Optical Data Storage Squeezes 360TB on to a Quartz Disc—Forever


Who's going to need the cloud for backups when we have this.

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Want to make sure you back something up indefinitely? Then you could do worse than a new digital data storage technique that uses laser light to store 360 terabytes of information on nanostructured quartz for up to 14 billion years.

http://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2016/02/optical-data-storage-squeezes-360tb-on-to-a-quartz-disc-forever/

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Heard rumors of something like this for years, finally someone has managed to do it.

Well done to the researchers at Southampton University. 

Posted February 16, 2016, 22:31:07 PM Logged

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I remember ages ago someone somewhere at some time said that in thousands of years there might not be much evidence left of our culture due to the fact we wrote it all down in books or later stored it on devices that only lasted a few decades or so they said. Whereas people like the Egyptians and Aztecs carved it all in stone which lasted thousands of years.

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Well, it's a bit of a stretch, but I guess you could almost call quartz "stone". So it seems we won't be forgotten after all. Tongue

The trouble with data storage such as this is that some things that should be forgotten won't be, and what will that say of us? Imagine a few thousand years in the future, an anthropologist finds an ancient data crystal, boots it up into a universal data adapter, and out comes Aqua's "Barbie Girl". Or something by Ke$ha... Whiskey Tango Foxtrot!?!?!?

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Yes some things could be best forgotten  lol

You know that story about how they put various sounds from Earth on a golden disk on Voyager ?

Apparently some one suggested they add some music by Bach, but was told that would just be showing off.

Posted February 19, 2016, 15:30:18 PM Logged

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Apparently some one suggested they add some music by Bach, but was told that would just be showing off.

 lol

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I don't think that the issue was "showing off". It's more like, "if we include Bach, we will also have to include Bachman Turner Overdrive, too", which would get my vote. Cheesy Tongue

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Off Topic:
Daves last comment made me think of Smashey and Nicey

Bachman Turner Overdrive, lets rock

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Posted February 20, 2016, 00:05:04 AM Logged

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Classic  Cheesy

Posted February 20, 2016, 00:27:14 AM Logged
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