I propose a fibre optic verion of Lightning: I am going to call it "Frightening"!
The fact that it was badly-drawn (*) and not actually that clever in itself- so much as giving its oft-maligned (**) target audience an excuse to feel superior to others- didn't seem to matter.
As I once commented elsewhere:-
Compare that to User Friendly. Aside from its "moderately-promising 14-year-old still showing too much influence from the Teach-Yourself-Cartooning book" drawing style, User Friendly has always relied on its geek-friendly subject matter and viewpoints to flatter the audience and obscure the fact that it's neither creative nor funny.
Here's a good example:-
There's nothing creative about this. The "news" was a real-life item reported in many tech outlets about a year back. The strip itself is just a lazy excuse to let the audience laugh again at that story- it adds nothing to it except an audience-pandering but uncreative aside.
xkcd has a long way to go before it gets *that* lazy.
(*) XKCD isn't exactly detailed in the artwork stakes either, but that comes across as an intentional style, whereas User Friendly just looks like a wannabe of better-looking cartoons.
(**) This is before it was (allegedly) cool to be a geek.
You might want to find out why. You probably are not doing it right. Tape may not be perfect, but its better than anything else long term for high capacity (Paper is better for ruggedness and lifetime, but wont work for 20TB).
The benefits of tape are:
Data will probably last 30 years (I have read 30 YO tapes myself) HD interfaces go out of fashion every few years.
You can have a pool of tapes, and recycle them when you no longer need the data.
Tapes will survive serious abuse. (A lot more than HDs anyway) definitely included the back of a station wagon (except in tropical climates).
You can use Amanda, Bacula or tar for free. (I recommend tar if you want to keep the data for 30 years).
Of course, you might want to make more than one copy of your data. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B006K1FSKA
Because they are Apple. No other reason needed.
(Also using OBSD on Sparc64 servers)
Or perhaps not. The results could cause serious depression.
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Come now, Ian Fleming wrote a documentary on it, On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
It is because if one party talks louder, the other party assumes thst more volume is required and an increases his volume too - result: positive feedback (procedure works in absense of phone).
When one party talks so loud that the microphone is overloaded, the other absolutely screams to blot out the distortion!
This is well documented in the annals.