The real kicker is that burning a few gigabytes at a time to shiny plastic platters is so darned time-consuming, and then getting the data back off of the platters again later is also so darned time-consuming, that the best solution lately seem to be simply keeping multiple copies on hard drives and hoping not all of the drives fail within too short a time frame.
There must be a better way coming. And soon.
Well, let me know if you find a better method – believe me, I’m all ears. *razza frazza prepping for a nuke n pave grumble grr*
And – “Have you considered bite me”…so going in my standard replies to “have you considered that if you stop %x_behaviour% you wouldn’t need %y_solution%”
What are these strangely reflective platter thingies?
/i.e.: I use external hard drives.
//yes, I know, they fail too.
///have you considered bite me?
Yeah, I haven’t actually burned anything to reflective platter in about a year. Copies on various hard drives and occasional sacrifices to pagan deities is my current plan.
And I seem to have started a “thing,” since both comments and several responses on Twitter have made note of DOT’s rejoinder…
It’s a good line, GD. Offensive, but not so much that you can’t trot it out for regular use. Clever, but not so much so that you come off as begging for attention. In short, it sounds like something Tom Servo would say, and that’s enough to be a “thing” in my book.