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I gave the speed examples to show how many people in the tech industry can see that Blu-Ray is the no-brainer choice. HD-DVD has had a lot of trouble making burners that are able to do higher writing speeds because, what do you know, the R&D of HD-DVD wasn't as thorough as it should have been. The plastic layers of the disc are so thick that the laser has a lot of trouble doing what it needs to because of the dispersion. Blu-Ray has a thinner plastic layer which severely lessens the problem (and is more scratch resistant to boot because of the Durabis lining they developed).

I didn't mean anything personal with my post, I just really don't see ANY tech support for HD-DVD except the floundering Toshiba (the only HD-DVD player maker because no one else will get in the market because Toshiba subsidizes their players) who is putting HD-DVD players in their laptops. Microsoft isn't doing much at all anymore to help out HD-DVD since it is pretty much convinced that the format is going to die and that downloads are the way to go in the future anyways. Blu-Ray actually has disc drives being manufactured by multiple companies (just look on Amazon), along with burners, and along with a decent supply of blank discs for sale. Several companies are offering Blu-Ray players in their computers now as well.

We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half full of cocaine, a whole galaxy of multi-colored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers…Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls.  The only thing that really worried me was the ether.  There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge. –Raoul Duke

It is hard to shed anything but crocodile tears over White House speechwriter Patrick Buchanan's tragic analysis of the Nixon debacle. "It's like Sisyphus," he said. "We rolled the rock all the way up the mountain...and it rolled right back down on us...."  Neither Sisyphus nor the commander of the Light Brigade nor Pat Buchanan had the time or any real inclination to question what they were doing...a martyr, to the bitter end, to a "flawed" cause and a narrow, atavistic concept of conservative politics that has done more damage to itself and the country in less than six years than its liberal enemies could have done in two or three decades. -Hunter S. Thompson