[–] BlockMe [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

@rationalraven @AmaleksHairyAss

This is what we were talking about. I deleted long before that came out, but I bet the bastards kept the data anyway.

Fuck Zuck.

[–] Genr8r 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I thought optical was especially bad at resisting data degradation in the long term?

[–] RationalRaven 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

They can do 50 years stored at controlled temperature and rel humidity ranges. When combined with data redundancy (N+X), they could go even longer. Plenty of time to migrate the data to other formats. Just wait until petabyte solid states go mainstream with resilient file systems. Future storage will make our best today seem like 1.44 floppies of the past.

[–] skidmark-steve 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

I bought some blank BD-R disks and they've just been sitting around. It's not as though there's nothing to be backed up, it's that the capacity of 25GB is a joke. I've been contemplating just giving them away...