A Bit of PS3 Nostalgia
just since today seems to be the day that a huge wrecking ball crushes the thing that will be the ps3, i’d like to share a bit of nostalgia with you guys about the cause of sony’s manufacturing problems.
the blue laser.
the aperture is the biggie tho. i really don’t know how to convey the craziness that is the blu-ray optical head. you’re increasing the width of the laser by 40%, running it though a completely newly invented, crazy dual-lens assembly thing to get the smallest-ever-concieved divot on the disc. it’s truly almost a magical thing. the utter precision it requires is unlike any other pickup ever created. i mean, it’s like a freakin’ optical hard drive.
that choice quote is from a comment i made back in early february.
lots of fun quoatables here: m3mnoch’s blu-ray bashings
warning. not for the faint of heart. i’m a mean, mean troll.