does anyone have a bluray burner?

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    or know someone with a bluray burner? what about an hd-dvd burner?

    just wondering, shits way too expensive now
     
  2. lolerskates

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    i was wondering about HD DVD


    so you need a special burner to burn them? what about playing them or what disc' s to burn them on?
     
  3. Chris

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    yes yes and yes
     
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    damn, damn and damn lol

    can you use a DL DVD or is there HD DVD's?
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    HD DVD is dead on its feet, in case you haven't heard. Time Warner pulled out of the HD DVD camp, followed by Wal-Mart (or maybe vice-versa), and shortly thereafter Toshiba said "to hell with it."

    Anyway, Blu-Ray and HD DVD weren't compatible, because Blu-Ray uses a blue laser and HD DVD used a red laser. It doesn't seem like much, but when you're talking about dots nanometers in size, the fact that you can focus blue light more tightly than red light becomes a factor. (You can't focus light into a smaller point than a single wavelength, FYI.)
     
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    Bruticus half dead OT Supporter

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    You are comparing apples and oranges here. As deus says, forget HD DVD and look at Blueray as that seems to have won the battle, although a unit which can play both may be of use (if you have any HD DVDs, otherwise I wouldn't bother).

    I don't have anything Blueray at this point in time, I'll wait until both the drives and the media come down in price and become more mainstream. I don't burn all that much anyways, but being able to backup much more than a DVD now would be helpful.
     
  8. deusexaethera

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    Backing up to optical discs is also dead. Spare hard drives are so cheap nowadays that it's more practical to just backup to a USB HDD.
     
  9. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    it's always good to have a secondary backup on a set of dvds or something. what do you do if you get hit with an EMP? :noes:
     
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    I don't think it will matter then.
     
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    nah. a lot of people still practice the external hdd + cd/dvd archive method.
     
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    how would an EMP affect optical media
     
  13. deusexaethera

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    Stick a CD in the microwave and find out.
     
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    i dont think that's really the direct-effect of emp :hsugh:
     
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    I think it is. What the hell do you think a microwave uses to heat things up, genius? High-intensity EM radiation. Too bad your community college didn't offer a proper physics course.
     
  16. dissonance

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    microwave != EMP

    anyway, likelyhood of an EMP strong enough/close enough to create worry?
     
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    i was unaware that the CSU's were "community colleges"
     
  18. deusexaethera

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    EMP is just a single burst of radiation on a wide range of frequencies, including microwaves. I'm going to venture a guess that if it can induce enough current to melt utility transformers, it can induce enough current in the foil backing on a CD/DVD to heat-activate the entire coating of organic dye used to record data.

    Anyway, the likelihood is of course almost zero, which I'm cool with. I was just answering a question someone asked.
     
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    If you get an EMP strong enough to fuck up your CDs/DVDs... don't worry about them. You're fucking dead. Normal EMP will not do this. What you are describing is called a 'nuclear blast.'
     
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    the EMP we are talking about is for example a high altitude nuclear blast, like the one in Golden Eye. it fried all electronics. the chick james bond was about to plow had a wrist watch the was destroyed/frozen by the blast, but of course she was fine.

    we are saying a dvd would be unaffected by this, and we are correct.
     
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    It could just be a powerful radio pointing at your shit. No reason for it to be nuclear.
     
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    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    oh boy, here we go. i make a joke and then people go crazy with it :rofl:
     
  23. deusexaethera

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    Well, the destructive radius of a nuclear EMP is dozens of times wider than the destructive radius of the nuclear blast, seeing how the EMP isn't obstructed by things like air and hills, but yeah.

    Anyway, I kinda got suckered into this line of thought by the question "what can an EMP do to optical media?" What I originally meant, when I said your backups wouldn't matter if you got hit by an EMP, is that if you got hit by an EMP, you wouldn't have anything to read the backups with, and by the time you did get functional electronics again, chances are the data would be totally obsolete and worthless.

    All the more reason to print out important stuff. I'd kinda like to have a microfilm printer, myself, something that used a laser to expose film in very, very fine detail.
     
  24. Peyomp

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    As long as the EMP is nuclear, yes. But you can build an EMP gun in your back yard.
     
  25. deusexaethera

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    Who cares? A backyard EMP gun isn't going to punch through a metal computer case anyway.
     

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