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(ZDNet)   Coming soon to an adult bookstore near you: Holographic DVDs   ( divider line
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9446 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Apr 2002 at 1:34 AM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-04-10 01:36:25 AM  
can you say money shot?
2002-04-10 01:39:33 AM  
holographs are the way of the future woo hoo bak i'm Michael Talbot
2002-04-10 01:40:52 AM  
Dude read the article it has little to do with Porn and a lot more to do with incredible storage media... 100GB disks that can read at 20MB a second
my inner geek just spooged his shorts.
2002-04-10 01:42:15 AM  
While writing up my honours thesis on holographic methods (due in the morning) I thought I'd take a break and check out Fark. What do I see? More holography. I just can't get away from it. Why won't it leave me alone?? WHY??
2002-04-10 01:43:59 AM  
Now I can go blind in 3D.
2002-04-10 01:46:29 AM  
you think it has nothing to do with porn. just like the interent is all about information and communication. well, we all know that the only thing sustaining the internet is porn. and you "storage media" will come back to pron too. just wait.
2002-04-10 02:03:38 AM  
Well, there goes my job.
2002-04-10 02:28:01 AM  
2002-04-10 02:33:14 AM  
Correct me if I'm wrong here, but I believe this is just a way of recording information onto media such as a CD or DVD by splitting a laser, and has nothing to do with actually displaying holograms to an end user...
2002-04-10 02:36:49 AM  
I have a VCR.Well,actually,my mom does.She needs to give mine back to me.
2002-04-10 02:50:33 AM  
Ldbot: That's correct, as far as I know. I've been involved in holographic imaging research for the past 6 months and haven't seen a single hologram (in the popular sense). I believe this article was doing something similar to we're working on.

I think this may also have been in the November or December 1995 issue of Scientific American, but I'm not a geek. :)
2002-04-10 03:23:35 AM  
this is pretty f'ing cool... I could hold so many different wack session image galleries it's not funny.
2002-04-10 03:29:36 AM  
on a single CD-sized write-once disc as a succession of 1.3MB holograms. That's enough for 20 full-length movies, or 30 minutes of uncompressed high-resolution video.

Uh huh... 20 full length MOVIES -OR- 30 minutes of uncompressed video. I have a feeling those 20 full length movies are crappy quality.
2002-04-10 03:39:10 AM  
Deathcow: that's 20 full length dvd quality movies, and long ones at that. Most movies take up about 4 gigs on a dvd.
2002-04-10 03:40:15 AM  
Umm.. not that I've ever ripped a dvd or anything..

2002-04-10 03:45:12 AM  
okay, it took me like 3 hours to read that
2002-04-10 05:36:18 AM  
Come on Cgod, we're all criminals here right?
Why don't you all give me a list of ht emovies you've copied, and your names and address, since it's hip to copy.
And don't worry, I'm not one of those square FBI guys.

........we all still say hip right?
2002-04-10 05:41:11 AM  
YoureHereForever :
Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't this be an analog storage medium by the way they described it?
Does it convert the images/frames to bits first, or put the image/frame directly onto the disc like the holograms you make in science class?
2002-04-10 05:42:10 AM  
Sorry for the Bold , I obviously forgot to close the tag.
2002-04-10 07:15:45 AM  
"While writing up my honours thesis on holographic methods (due in the morning) I thought I'd take a break and check out Fark. What do I see? More holography. I just can't get away from it. Why won't it leave me alone?? WHY??"

Let me guess, you said that holographic storage is not only unproven, but impposible. You then went on to look at OMG SO HOT pr0n.
2002-04-10 07:17:55 AM  
*installing holographic projector nodes in bedroom*
2002-04-10 07:20:56 AM  
Mmm... Porn...
I mean NO! It works, dammit, it works!

Deranged: I've never been so insulted.
I think it mentioned the mirrors that focus one of the beams is pixelated. And probably whatever device they use to read the holograms back off the storage thingee is digital, so it wouldn't really be analog. Just a guess, really.
2002-04-10 07:28:32 AM  
Did you guys read the last sentence?!

"Second-generation FMD technology, using blue lasers, is expected to increase this figure (100GB of storage) to one terabyte."

I hope that works...
2002-04-10 08:39:31 AM  
I haven't seen this, but I have seen a prototype of 3D TV (non-glasses type). Verrrry cool. Must have.
2002-04-10 08:40:18 AM  
Anyone know where I can get some (free) DVD ripper software.. ?
2002-04-10 08:44:33 AM  
READ IT for Christ's sake!! These 'holographic' CDs have nothing to do with holograms any other kind of 3D imagery.

A better name for them would have been multilayered.
2002-04-10 09:09:44 AM  
SteveVT: Try this site:
2002-04-10 10:07:30 AM  
perhaps the local Farkistan gov't could pass a law that moderators actually have to at least skim the freakin' article first.

how this story gets posted, yet an article about Rio de Janeiro's tourism baord trying to sue the Simpson's is passed over.... i'll never understand.
2002-04-10 10:09:35 AM  
Thanks Pin... :)
2002-04-10 10:10:18 AM  
Thats a load of arse compared to Keele Universities work.
Thats if those lazy bastards ever get the patent sorted.

3.4 terabytes on a credit card, for £30.
2002-04-10 10:15:24 AM  
Looks like its gone up to 10.8tb on a credit card now.

More technical info on it, if anyones interested.
2002-04-10 10:37:45 AM  
Maybe they're waiting to see whether Disney, the RIAA, and Microsoft are going to let us record data to removable media in the years to come.
2002-04-10 11:27:51 AM  
100GB, that won't even scratch the surface of all the junk I have.
2002-04-10 12:15:26 PM  

Interesting, back in the 80s there was a system comeing out that allowed 10 meg on a credit card sized surface.

Every one was excited, imagine, 10 mega bytes, that would store an entire hard drive.

For those who had hard drives.

10+ terabytes, that would store an entire brain, for those. . .
2002-04-10 12:33:15 PM  
FatNutZ: Yeah I posted the same Simpsons vs Brazil article only to have it rejected.
2002-04-10 01:51:15 PM  
FatNutZ, Gargoyleman: Heh I read both of your articles and this one... But that's because I have...

wait for it...

img.fark.netView Full Size

Now available, for only $5 a month!!
2002-04-10 02:11:15 PM  
Batmn42: So then, the reason you are so happy is that FatNutz and myself read a certain article about the Simpsons. The only difference was that we read it for free, whereas you...

wait for it...

Pay $60 per annum for this mildy interesting but unnessential crap!!! Right on man!
2002-04-10 02:23:17 PM  
100GB on a disk ? so that means I could carry my OS, games, pr0n, mp3's all on one disk with me, and boot from that ? Sweet. Now if this can some how be worked out that it somehow save Penthouse magazine , then all would be fine.
2002-04-10 02:49:32 PM  
Sweet. Now if this can some how be worked out that it somehow save Penthouse magazine , then all would be fine.
Get a petnet subscription, and use wget?
See Penthouse and The GNU Project, respectively.
2002-04-10 05:26:38 PM  
I like the word holography
2002-04-10 05:28:11 PM  
Gargoylemann: Multilayered would be the worst name for them. That's the whole point: They *aren't* multilayered. They store multiple bits of information at the same place at the same time by encoding them as several different holograms each using a different wavelength of light.
2002-04-10 08:45:39 PM  
"One split beam is modulated by a megapixel array of mirrors in a TI Digital Light Processor chip with a frame of a digital video image..."

Nice to know the guys who never got laid at school are now busy paving the way to highly kick-ass porn.
2002-04-11 05:28:52 AM  
You are quite right, I have to admit I couldn't be bothered reading the whole article as it was too boring and nerdy. I only went into it because I thought it was porno.
2002-04-11 12:59:38 PM  
2002-04-11 06:54:14 PM  
Mmmmm Penthouse
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