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Windows 7: ‘Superman’ crystal memory could outlast civilization

21 Jul 2013   #21
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

True, a head full of muscle seems to be worth more.


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21 Jul 2013   #22
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

If this crystal will out last civilization whose going to be around to use them.
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21 Jul 2013   #23
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
If this crystal will out last civilization whose going to be around to use them.
The aliens... who come to visit the planet (now a veritable junk yard for old parts)
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21 Jul 2013   #24
bobafetthotmail

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

Well, I heard of it some time ago (not this in particular, but advancements in crystal data storage), and I still maintain the view that anything not analogic is going to be a major pain in the backside to read without a working reading device. Go trying to read an old real floppy disk, not the 1.44 mb ones, the actually "floppy" 8-inch ones.

It's not just figuring out that the crystal thing has holes and they have a pattern, but understanding in what way the stuff was coded. That is, you need a reader AND a computer + softwares of the period to read the data.

I still applaud at the successor of the ROM media storage. Something that can be left in the car in a sunny day without degrading, and insensible to scratches and bumpy rides! The SSD of the CD-ROM!
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26 Jul 2013   #25
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 
a bit off topic but...

Sorry, I know this is a bit off topic but I wanted to touch base with MileAhead on this...

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Unfortunately with the jazz, the main reason is they don't think the CD will produce enough profit. Some of the overlooked albums are very high quality too. Sadly often times the ignored album is finally released on CD because the artist dies. That always seems to boost sales projections.
Give me an example of an album or albums you're looking for not on CD?

While it is true a lot of albums haven't made it, a lot of them are some of the more obscure ones in the overall scheme of things; meaning that while you and I may love a particular album, in the overall scheme of things it didn't do that well. As I said I collect, so I try to keep an eye out for these things.

Anyway more and more stuff is making it to CD; so what you couldn't find yesterday, you may find today. And as I said, Japan is a great place to start looking for hard to find CD's, so is Europe.
Well I've been looking for this on CD for a long time seeing that my album is scratched

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Caldera's Sky Islands - a mixture of jazz/latin fusion.

As you can see it's a Japanese release, though I didn't have to look there. I found it at dustygroove.com (located in Illinois)

The point I was trying to make earlier is some of this stuff is out there (or will be), you just have to look, and keep looking.

Anyway if you want to discuss this topic further, perhaps we could create our own thread. Let me know.


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26 Jul 2013   #26
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I know many CDs came out in japanese only releases. At any rate, perhaps because of mp3, the searching around for CDs and even the concept of "albums" seems to be archaic. I tend to do things in cycles. Watch tennis incessantly, then abandon it for a couple years, watch other sports instead, then return. My enthusiasm for finding jazz CDs was supplanted by video/movies etc. esp. Sci/Fi and foreign films.

To make matters worse I have to forget about both movies and audio CDs/files for awhile since I had to abandon everything, including my computers, when I was evicted. All my stuff was thrown out like trash. I try not to think about it until I have a place to live. I haven't kept up with the new jazz coming out. Perhaps in a couple years I'll be back into it.
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26 Jul 2013   #27
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm sorry to hear that.

I know everyone has something going on in their life but I can only comment what's was put before me. Since you mentioned having a hard time finding CD's I commented on that.

I wish you luck in getting back on your feet.

Peace
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27 Jul 2013   #28
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sygnus21 View Post
I'm sorry to hear that.

I know everyone has something going on in their life but I can only comment what's was put before me. Since you mentioned having a hard time finding CD's I commented on that.

I wish you luck in getting back on your feet.

Peace
Thanks for the kind words. Another roadblock for me following jazz was the demise of an FM radio station I found that played classical music during the day, and jazz 7 nights a week. The main jazz DJ had been broadcasting there for 30 years before they sold the station out from under him. At that time the "smooth jazz" thing was coming on. AFAIK the station is not broadcasting at all now. Seems like any online jazz I try to use goes unstable after about 5 minutes. It makes it tough to stay immersed in it.

It's too bad mp3 didn't come online earlier. It would be more cost effective I think to preserve jazz albums that aren't projected as "big sellers" to justify the cost of CD production. After all, online disk space is cheap.
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02 Aug 2013   #29
galaxys

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
I can see the folks at N.S.A. and the I.R.S. getting a woody over this technology.
Afraid your spot on! Big Bro gov is licking their chops.
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