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(Discovery)   Pioneer Corporation creates 25-gigabyte storage disc made from corn. Salsa sold separately (with pic)   (dsc.discovery.com) divider line 73
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2004-11-04 05:58:23 PM  
25 gigs of Corn Porn
 
2004-11-04 06:02:40 PM  
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2004-11-04 08:50:27 PM  
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2004-11-04 10:56:18 PM  
Should be NSFW. Look, there's a finger in the cornhole!
 
2004-11-04 10:58:54 PM  
amaizeing.
 
2004-11-04 10:59:13 PM  
Porn on corn.
 
2004-11-04 10:59:59 PM  
Mmmmmm, datalicious.
 
2004-11-04 11:00:14 PM  
That's pretty damn cool. But what sort of drive do you use to read/write? A... yeah, I can't think of something witty right now.
 
2004-11-04 11:00:14 PM  
I blame Bush.
 
2004-11-04 11:01:30 PM  
So If you put it in a bag with butter and microwave it, what happens?
 
2004-11-04 11:02:03 PM  
/awaits the wave of corny puns
//BWAHAHAHA!!!
 
2004-11-04 11:02:04 PM  
As a geek and as an Iowan, I could not be happier.
 
2004-11-04 11:02:56 PM  
In other news, farmers in Nebraska are noticing a sharp uptake in demand for corn.
 
2004-11-04 11:03:01 PM  
well thank god, finally a format thats even flimsier and more brittle than CDs are now.
 
2004-11-04 11:04:15 PM  
TenderBranson

CD's brittle? I've seen them break before, but it usually involved a lot of deliberate effort.
 
2004-11-04 11:04:20 PM  
Can we get a disk made out of ham?
 
2004-11-04 11:04:31 PM  
Hey, Peter.
Yeah?
Watch out for your cornhole, bud.
 
2004-11-04 11:06:26 PM  
First thing that came to mind.

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That was an unappetizing picture 10 years ago, and still is.
 
2004-11-04 11:11:10 PM  
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This man approves.
 
2004-11-04 11:11:38 PM  

Picture of a Beowulf cluster of these computers:


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2004-11-04 11:11:54 PM  
Maize?
 
2004-11-04 11:12:04 PM  
mmmmmm...Meatloaf's greatest hits.
 
2004-11-04 11:12:20 PM  
does it use EIE I/O?
 
2004-11-04 11:14:35 PM  
[image from img109.exs.cx too old to be available] /previous photoshop entry; this time with spell check!
 
2004-11-04 11:15:00 PM  
A disc would probably soften up if it was boiled.
 
2004-11-04 11:15:03 PM  
Does it self-destruct if you use POP3?
 
2004-11-04 11:17:04 PM  
stubblyhead

Laughed out loud, very good!
 
2004-11-04 11:21:40 PM  
Kickahaota, stubblyhead,

HAHAHAHAHAHA
 
2004-11-04 11:24:20 PM  
Corn was already to blame for your obesity (yeah, High Fructose Corn Syrup is in EVERYTHING)... I was going to make a joke here, but no.
 
2004-11-04 11:25:14 PM  
KickahaOta, yours was way better than mine. i can't even take credit for mine, it's from an old joke about old macdonald's computer.
 
2004-11-04 11:25:27 PM  
I won't be impressed until they make them out of hemp. I keep getting told that you can make anything out of hemp and if thats true than lets see them make the harddrive out of hemp.
 
2004-11-04 11:27:02 PM  
storage, maize, mazola, oil.....Haliburton ..... Cheney...... BUSH! I blame Bush.

(or is this a Kevin Bacon thread?)
 
2004-11-04 11:27:21 PM  
I'd hit it!
 
2004-11-04 11:28:25 PM  
a friend of mine is convinced that hfcs causes cancer too. he was telling me about how the use of hfcs in the 70s grew at the same rate as the cancer rate. i tried to tell him about correlation and causation, but he wouldn't listen.
 
2004-11-04 11:30:12 PM  
that would be stellar
 
2004-11-04 11:30:37 PM  
god, just when i thought i'd never have to see another korn cd again!

//punnin' it up!
//if someone already made that pun, i'm sorry...
 
2004-11-04 11:31:56 PM  
I used one of these prototypes in my Mac and had a...


wait...

wait..

keep waiting.....

kernel crash.
 
2004-11-04 11:34:19 PM  
gigabytes are s3xy.
c0rn 1s s3x13r.
 
2004-11-04 11:42:53 PM  
I ear it only works with....awe shucks, i got nuttin'
 
2004-11-04 11:45:04 PM  
now that's funny.
 
2004-11-04 11:45:14 PM  
ever taken a cd out after useing it for a really long time? (what am i asking, it's fark, ofcourse you have) Notice how hot it gets? You can cook up a corn meal
(ahaha unintentional pun.. cornmeal.) and geek it up at the same time!


corn, it's whats for dinner
 
2004-11-04 11:46:59 PM  
man that was a good one man magine if these take off thats a joke we will hear every five seconds, and eventually thats bery bad
 
2004-11-04 11:48:09 PM  
sherkhan my last post was aimed at u, doh
 
2004-11-04 11:50:02 PM  
your computer wants atkins
 
2004-11-04 11:59:42 PM  
Gives new meaning to "server farm"
 
2004-11-05 12:04:19 AM  
What don't the Japanese have technology wise these days... I'd like to travel to Japan just to see what the future will look like. The future IS NOW! (in Japan) I was watching Insomniac with Dave Attell and he traveled to Japan. I had only seen I Robot (ehh an okay movie) but in the movie (which is set in like 30 years in the future they have a automated parking garage. You park your car and it stores it for you. Crazy stuff that would only be in movies. WRONG! Dave Attell went by something just like it! I just stood there and stared at the television and thought, "Why can't Japanesse be easier to learn and farther away from North Korea and China?" Also just to add a little something. At my school a kid named Dan Brown traveled to Japan. He grew 3 inches and lost 80 farking pounds. EIGHTY FARKING POUNDS! They starved him. Rice only basically. Anything else costs wayyy to much. Must... learn... Japanese...

/my two cents
 
2004-11-05 12:16:00 AM  
does this mean the discs will only be $1.49 per pound????
 
2004-11-05 12:20:42 AM  
"Watch out for your cornhole..."

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2004-11-05 12:24:51 AM  
This will catch on like Pioneer's last disc revolution... the LaserDisc.
 
2004-11-05 12:30:44 AM  
In a few weeks we'll see Sony imitate this using some proprietary corn.
 
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