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Poll: Will downloadable MP3s ultimately replace CDs?
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MP3s vs CDs
#16
Holy shit... how do they even engineer this stuff? Hard drives have multiple disks and can get nowhere near that storage capacity. Huh

And I have a thing for records honestly. We're buying one for our new apartment once I move for school this fall. Big Grin
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#17
Solid-state is the current future. What's the future's future? Tongue

My wife bought a record player a few months ago and has been getting back into vinyl as well. Great, old-school sound.
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#18
The next future is embedding music into our brains. We shall take it with us everywhere. Big Grin
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(May 24th, 2017 at 11:32 PM)Hans Squeaky Wrote: The next future is embedding music into our brains. We shall take it with us everywhere. Big Grin

Ah, yeah, that goes along with downloading our minds to the cloud so we live forever right? 
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It does indeed. Big Grin
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#21
honestly I wouldn't mind downloading my mind onto a crystal based quantum computer, because that's the only way you're going to be able to store that which is I the great Zalost! muahahahahaha computers of the future.

Crystal storage. Crystal/Carbon Lattice with industrial diamond/Fullerine hybrid 3D/4D Circuits.

4D because quantumly entangled crystal latice circuits are massively FTL which means that it computes so many numbers in seconds we can't even begin to comprehend it's limits... I don't think petahertz would begin to quantify the measurement.

until then though I'm content with a pringles tin sized package Containing the sum of all human knowledge, entertainment, and invention.

after all the internet is estimated to be about 5 petabytes in size, 1 petabyte is 1024 Terabytes, and one of those crystals holds over 300 TB of data.... it'd have to be compressed and I'd have to separate out the porn but after that I'd probably end up with something about that size.

there is a catch though, I do believe the crystals are ROM not R/W so you can only write to them once...

on the other hand... OGG Vorbis original copies of audio recordings from the music studio on crystal discs played on a cyberdeck? hells to the yes.
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If you had that much storage we wouldn't be using OGG vorbis for one second! WAV or FLAC for the win Tongue
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(May 26th, 2017 at 3:23 AM)Hans Squeaky Wrote: If you had that much storage we wouldn't be using OGG vorbis for one second! WAV or FLAC for the win Tongue

man I haven't heard of people using WAV format files in years! Tongue
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Old WAV(e) of technology.
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WAV is just uncompressed lossless digital audio. People use FLAC nowadays because it's still lossless but it's compressed. If you really have that much storage, i doubt compression would ever become an issue. Big Grin
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(May 26th, 2017 at 9:10 PM)Hans Squeaky Wrote: WAV is just uncompressed lossless digital audio. People use FLAC nowadays because it's still lossless but it's compressed. If you really have that much storage, i doubt compression would ever become an issue. Big Grin

It will be needed when we get lossless video....

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(May 26th, 2017 at 11:20 PM)Guardian Wrote:
(May 26th, 2017 at 9:10 PM)Hans Squeaky Wrote: WAV is just uncompressed lossless digital audio. People use FLAC nowadays because it's still lossless but it's compressed. If you really have that much storage, i doubt compression would ever become an issue. Big Grin

It will be needed when we get lossless video....

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Good lord that's a thing?  Confused
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(May 27th, 2017 at 12:01 AM)Hans Squeaky Wrote:
(May 26th, 2017 at 11:20 PM)Guardian Wrote:
(May 26th, 2017 at 9:10 PM)Hans Squeaky Wrote: WAV is just uncompressed lossless digital audio. People use FLAC nowadays because it's still lossless but it's compressed. If you really have that much storage, i doubt compression would ever become an issue. Big Grin

It will be needed when we get lossless video....

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Good lord that's a thing?  Confused

wait what?! how's that possible? unless you happen to have a 120fps analog 4K camera or something to record it with I don't think that's really possible... and even then our eyes probably aren't sensitive enough to appreciate lossless video at the resolutions we have now...

but I could be mistaken?
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I mean I suppose it's possible... Just take 30 PNG images per second! Tongue
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(May 27th, 2017 at 5:10 AM)Hans Squeaky Wrote: I mean I suppose it's possible... Just take 30 PNG images per second! Tongue

I mean I guess, but lossless video hasn't really existed ever, it's more of an issue of Dimensions and physics than it is one of capability.

you're limited by your recording equipment, and to get lossless video the way resolutions are... let's put this another way, define lossless video.

because for me that's requiring a 3D camera, capable of imaging fast enough without any image loss, to match up to what the human eye can see perfectly.

and then feeding that to a screen that's compatible.

sound is one thing, audio has no visual dimension so you can accurately reproduce something without loss and without artifacts showing up that weren't in the original recording.

but video is far more complex.

if we're just talking compression-less video there's serious limitations depending on what you're recording, the original source would be huge, we're talking 15 maybe 20 gigabytes, and that comes from my experience editing video for youtube videos, I'm sure movies are far larger than that before they're compressed into whatever format.

Blu-Ray get's close with it's formats but there's still compression.

basically it's the equivalent of taking the highest quality film available, and perfectly reproducing it in a digital form, without compression, or video artifacts, and they don't make analog film for movies anymore.
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