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This is pretty interesting:

https://brendaneich.com/2013/11/toda...future-update/

A couple of quick tech demos showing cloud/gpu computing in a FireFox browser. The Autodesk renders are particularly incredible. My only question is what sort of connection you'd need to get that kind of fluid control.
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I thought the pressure only existed if air was trying to come in, forcing pressure on the internals?

but if the casing was sealed air tight and strong enough not to just implode in on itself it shouldnt matter.

either way, either WD are stupid or there are either difficulties in manufacturing this way or of course problems with the theory that i suggested.

Jarrad, if there's not air in the casing then what's in the space inbetween the moving parts? There has to be a gas of some kind in there. You can't just have nothing whatsoever in there.
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Aight. Serious stupid question, with helium being in short supply and prices skyrocketing (I know the US has shitloads of it, but the factory's typically aren't in the US) what's the sustainability and longevity of this product?

I know it's only a minuscule amount of helium, but surely they'll run into supply constraints at some point?

Edit. Also I'm sure WD have ironed this problem out, I'm just curious.

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afaik, there are other sources or helium other than US which can have production ramped up easily. the shortage is only with the US supply.
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Jarrad, if there's not air in the casing then what's in the space inbetween the moving parts? There has to be a gas of some kind in there. You can't just have nothing whatsoever in there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum
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Yes I know what a vacuum is, but there has to be matter of some kind in there, otherwise there'd be literally no space in between the moving parts.

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afaik, there are other sources or helium other than US which can have production ramped up easily. the shortage is only with the US supply.

You can't produce helium. That's why there's a shortage.

Also the shortage is global, there's a global shortage because the US has most of it
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Yes I know what a vacuum is, but there has to be matter of some kind in there, otherwise there'd be literally no space in between the moving parts.

You can't produce helium. That's why there's a shortage.

Also the shortage is global, there's a global shortage because the US has most of it

its explained in that wiki, thats why i posted.

mentioned "perfect vacuum" and "near perfect vacuum" etc.

also by produce i meant, produce, from the earth. and i thought they were just going to tap a few reserves not in the US. in Russia or something? I havent followed it too closely.
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its explained in that wiki, thats why i posted.

mentioned "perfect vacuum" and "near perfect vacuum" etc.

Jarrard, a perfect vacuum hasn't been proven to actually exist. WD aren't going to prove it for the sake of building hard drives.

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also by produce i meant, produce, from the earth. and i thought they were just going to tap a few reserves not in the US. in Russia or something? I havent followed it too closely.

Prices are skyrocketing, it's becoming harder and harder to get. My point still stands.
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No problem, WD will just mine the moon for it.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helium-3
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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc...m-2059357.html

That article made me so fucking angry. Why the fuck does the world let people put the stuff in balloons or still use airships if were going to run out?

It never ceases to amaze me how stupid we are as a race. And because some made up law that they decided upon, they're just going to waste it all.

I really can see this world becoming one of those post apocalyptic wastelands like it movies and games.
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Yes I know what a vacuum is, but there has to be matter of some kind in there, otherwise there'd be literally no space in between the moving parts.

Haha what? Is this a troll?

Is there space between earth and the sun? I guess there can't be because there's no matter between them.
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Let's start building HDDs with dark matter inside them.
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Haha what? Is this a troll?

Is there space between earth and the sun? I guess there can't be because there's no matter between them.

I'm not sure if you're trolling or not.

There is matter between them.

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No problem, WD will just mine the moon for it.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helium-3

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http://www.independent.co.uk/news/sc...m-2059357.html

That article made me so fucking angry. Why the fuck does the world let people put the stuff in balloons or still use airships if were going to run out?

It never ceases to amaze me how stupid we are as a race. And because some made up law that they decided upon, they're just going to waste it all.

I really can see this world becoming one of those post apocalyptic wastelands like it movies and games.

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i doubt any of this will happen anyway, they'll just phase out HDD's as other tech becomes more reliable and capable.

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I'm not sure if you're trolling or not.

There is matter between them.

A few planets. A few hydrogen atoms and a couple of stray electrons. Not much. My point is space doesn't decrease as you remove matter. If you have two things in a container and you start removing the matter in there the space between them remains exactly the same.

There is (pretty much) no matter in space and there is plenty of room out there.
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A few planets. A few hydrogen atoms and a couple of stray electrons. Not much. My point is space doesn't decrease as you remove matter. If you have two things in a container and you start removing the matter in there the space between them remains exactly the same.

There is (pretty much) no matter in space and there is plenty of room out there.

http://helios.gsfc.nasa.gov/qa_sp_ms.html#matter

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No problem, WD will just mine the moon for it.

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helium-3



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Isn't that exactly what i said?

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Average matter density in space in 1 atom per cubic cm. I guess that means you can't have two things half a cm apart otherwise there'd be nothing between them!

I've probably just been trolled but i don't even care. YOLO.
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Average matter density in space in 1 atom per cubic cm.

That's correct, but that's not what you said earlier.

I don't even know what you're trying to argue. The fact that there is matter in space or isn't?

Edit: also clearly the context of the original discussion was on Earth. WD aren't launching HD factories on space ships any time soon.
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That's correct, but that's not what you said earlier.

I don't even know what you're trying to argue. The fact that there is matter in space or isn't?

Edit: also clearly the context of the original discussion was on Earth. WD aren't launching HD factories on space ships any time soon.

I was arguing against

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And i was just using space as an example. In space there's on average 1 atom per cubic cm but you can still have things millimetres (or less) apart. You can have 2 things separated with no matter between them.

And to be fair WD aren't talking about building drives in a vacuum either but you were still talking about it. Just go with it bro.
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I was arguing against


And i was just using space as an example. In space there's on average 1 atom per cubic cm but you can still have things millimetres (or less) apart. You can have 2 things separated with no matter between them.

But you just argued for.

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And to be fair WD aren't talking about building drives in a vacuum either but you were still talking about it. Just go with it bro.

WD wasn't but Jarrard was.
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Oh man. I think I got trolled by both of them

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Oh man. I think I got trolled by both of them

I'm too tired for this nonsense.

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But you just argued for.

No i didn't? Ok you're def trolling. No one is that stupid. Well played.
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And to be fair WD aren't talking about building drives in a vacuum either but you were still talking about it. Just go with it bro.

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anyway it looks really good and keen to see how it develops

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