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Comment Re:What you need to know about optical media (Score 1) 379

For DVD+Rs, I have noticed a drop in quality from Verbatim. The last few batches I got in the past 1-2 years have exceeded acceptable error thresholds in Nero CD-DVD Speed. A Taiyo Yuden batch I got a year ago passed with flying colors. Fortunately it was a batch made in Japan, as I heard they were moving production China - not a good sign. I'm looking for DVD+R DLs, and TY doesn't make those. Verbatim does, but the reviews say that quality has dropped ever since they moved production from Singapore to UAE a few years ago.

Comment Re:40 hour week is a myth (Score 1) 179

> If it was really 30 hours, you could work 30 at Amazon, 30 at Microsoft and get 150% of your salary for working the same number of hours as "full time". Or you could do what a former coworker of mine did. He had 2 full-time jobs, one of which allowed him to work from home - home being the office of the other job.

Comment Yes I do, but the media is getting worse. (Score 1) 379

It used to be that Verbatim and Taiyo Yuden were the 2 best brands of optical media. But the last 3 packs of Verbatim DVD+R discs all tested poorly in Nero CD-DVD Speed. So I had to buy the more expensive Taiyo Yuden. Those tested well, but supposedly the Taiyo Yudens aren't made in Japan anymore - they moved the production to China. (Mine were made in Japan.) So who knows if they'll be able to maintain the same quality.

Also, Taiyo Yuden doesn't make DVD+R DL discs. Verbatim supposedly made high quality DVD+R DL discs in Singapore, but a few years ago they moved production to UAE, and the reviews aren't very good for those.

I just got a BD-RE writer in a new laptop, and have no idea what a good brand for BD discs is. I haven't looked into it, as I don't have a need to burn BDs yet.

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