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    Want to store 360TB of photos for 13.8 billion years

    How many photos have you taken? How much room do they take up? What if you could store 360tb of files on a small disk about the size of an SD card, and know they would be accessible when you come back in 13 billion years time?

    Well now you can : http://petapixel.com/2016/02/16/glas...billion-years/
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    I want one -- Er, wait!
    Where will I be in 13 BY

    Do they ship to galaxies far, far away; a long time from now?
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    Not really, though sounds interesting. Good to read it is made out of glass though.
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    Lasting 13.8 billion years doesn't really matter to me, but having such huge amount of storage on a small device definitely does.

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    I'm curious to know how they know it will last 13.8 billion years.
    Did they make one 13.8 billion years ago and wait to announce it the other day just to be sure they were sure of it's capability

    That is, you don't want to be waiting 13.8 billion years to see if the data is still intact, and find that it's cut short at 13.7 billion years and you wasted all that time just sitting there watching it and suddenly it kills your data
    Man, what a waste of time that experiment would have been.



    Fantastic device, and it's size is awesome. They just need to make it re writeable too and cheap and I'm in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by arthurking83 View Post
    I'm curious to know how...
    Did they make one 13.8 billion years ago and wait to announce it the other day just to be sure they were sure of it's capability
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    Yes. Didn't you know? It's a recent discovery of one of the first particles from the Big Bang.
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    And seriously! .. how would you be if you collected images for 13.8 billion years, and you got to the 13.8 billionth year and you're 1 Tb over capacity!

    They really should have thought this product through a bit more thoroughly and at least made it 361Tb .. 360 Tb just seems so inadequate considering the life expectancy of it's integrity.

    Actually .... even better!

    They should have made it larger(physically), and it could easily double up as a coaster too.
    Even tho I never use a coaster .. ever, if this product were cheap, I'd be inclined to start using them.

    Nothing more heart warming on a cold night than knowing that your warm cuppa is supported by a disc containing all your precious data that will survive the end of days!

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    Looks great, but what's the read/write times like?

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    ppfft 13.8 billion years. Not if my Mrs touches it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance B View Post
    Looks great, but what's the read/write times like?
    13.8 billion years /Mb!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lance B View Post
    Looks great, but what's the read/write times like?
    They only know the write times. They haven't developed a reader for them yet. According to their project plan we should see them in market in 13.8bn years...

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    Why 13.8? Why not just round it up to 14 or down to 13? Maybe that extra 8 million years might count...

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    Are they also making a data reader that will last 13.8 billion years?

    Also a display device and OS that recognizes those primitive photo formats.


    Here is an interesting read on the work required to reconstruct images digitally stored on 1500 computer tapes that held images sent back from the Lunar Explorer after it did recon orbits around the moon looking for good landing sights for the manned landings yet to come.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_...covery_Project
    That was only 50 yrs ago.

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    hope it become available to your average joe
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    ".....and are expected to keep the data intact for 13.8 billion years at room temperature (anything up to 190°C, or 374°F)."
    Glad I don't have to put up with room temperatures like that.
    Or is that an indication of the ball-park figures in the article? Maybe the data will only last for 1.38 billion years then. How disappointing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark L View Post
    ".....and are expected to keep the data intact for 13.8 billion years at room temperature (anything up to 190°C, or 374°F)."
    Glad I don't have to put up with room temperatures like that.
    Or is that an indication of the ball-park figures in the article? Maybe the data will only last for 1.38 billion years then. How disappointing.
    Where I am going after I depart this earthly abobe, according to those in the 'know', my room will be quite warm, so it is nice to know my picces can be safe with me there

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricktas View Post
    Where I am going after I depart this earthly abobe, according to those in the 'know', my room will be quite warm, so it is nice to know my picces can be safe with me there
    Great. Since I'll probably be close to you, it would be hell for me to have to look at my photos over and over and over again for 13.8 billion years. This technology should be stopped right now.

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