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SubjectNew Hard Drives Based on UFO Technology? (fwd)
As everyone was calling me an dumbfuck and so on cause i didnt send this
in the first mail i desided to send it directly to the list so everyone
can see what i meant with what i said.

Sorry if you arent interested, just dont read it. I just sent this cause
ive gotten at least 10 mails in 2 days personally saying im a fuckwit and
some other nice names cause i used the lists bandwidth to send unverified
bullshit to everyone...Anyways, here is everyones verification(whatever
you want to call it, bullshit perhaps?).

Sorry for being a bit annoyed and moody, its just my nature;-).

<Bill_Gates> Where do you want to go today?
<Phase_5> Where do go tomorrow?
<BlueFlux> Where were you yesterday?!?!

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Thu, 26 Feb 1998 02:36:57 -0800
From: hippyman <>
Newsgroups: compata.defcon
Subject: New Hard Drives Based on UFO Technology?

by Brian McWilliams, PC World News Radio
February 25, 1998

This has been a big year for breakthroughs in computer storage technology.
But a small New Jersey firm says it is on the verge of developing a new
storage device with performance that's out of this world--literally.

American Computer Company says it is prototyping a 90GB drive that is 1000
times faster than IBM's swiftest drive. What's more, the ACC 090b8 is about
the size of a poker chip. And because it uses solid-state technology, it
requires negligible power and has no moving parts to wear out.

According to ACC President Jack Shulman, the drive uses a technology call
transpacitor, or TCAP. Schulman says the design is based on information he
received from a former military official-- nformation that may have been
salvaged from the alleged 1947 UFO crash in Roswell, New Mexico.

"I was very skeptical up front," Shulman says. "I said, 'If you want me to
look at something like this, you ought to offer me some evidence.' He came
back with four rolling carts full of boxes [from] somebody who may have
worked for the DOD or the labs, or some other research project--we're not
certain, and they're not saying. We looked at this amazing aggregation of
old, very elderly documents, and we gleaned material from them describing
two or three distinct technological concepts. So because of my friendship
with the guy I said OK, we'll spend X amount of dollars and see if one of
these is feasible."
Shulman says he hired a forensic scientist to analyze the documents, and
confirmed that they dated back to the mid-1940s. "We decided almost on a
whim to try developing a switch in the drawings that looked very much like
it was a semiconductive device. And it worked according to the drawings.

.... We were rather surprised. So we've been working on a much more dense
version of that chip to see if it has any commercial feasibility. I figure
we're 18 or 20 months to completing that growth cycle, and probably 18
months beyond that to see if it's even commercializable."

Shulman says he estimates ACC, which is a computer distributor, can sell
the 90GB device for less than $1000. He has built a section at ACC's Web
site to publicize the technology, including a message board area that's
frequented by people interested in UFOs and extraterrestrials.

Market researcher Jim Porter of Disk/trend has been to the site, which
features a drawing of what appears to be a space alien. Porter says no one
in the storage industry is taking ACC's claims very seriously. "Other
people have seen [the Web site], including major companies--it floats
around. And it's cute," says Porter. "It's gotten a modest amount of
attention in the industry. ... All I can say is, the picture of the little
green man is pretty decisive."

Ken Hallam is director of technology for the storage business at Unisys. He
says storage technology advances steadily--the larger research community is
rarely surprised by a novel development. He adds, "Certainly, if this was
left by aliens, maybe that's the reason no one else has got it. ... I
talked to [Shulman] about getting a copy or an evaluation unit, [but he

said] he doesn't sell to big companies. He felt this technology should be
reserved for individuals and not for big companies--he's concerned that
they might try to exploit it somehow, I guess."

Shulman says the TCAP technology is for real, and ACC hopes to have it in
service by the end of 1999 or early in the year 2000. But patent issues
could stand in the way. "Our lawyers are engaged in a very, very serious
look to see if this thing is patentable at all. We haven't made a big to-do
about it possibly being a classified technological advance--it probably is,
and that would render us unable to patent it, [or to sell it] commercially."

Even if ACC's discovery produces a marketable product, Hallam of Unisys
says, there are big uestions about whether it can be economical or easily
incorporated into today's computers. "The reason that isk drives [are] so
cheap is that there's a whole infrastructure behind the disk drive
industry--silicon, and heads, and media," Hallam says. "There's an awful
lot of material science that goes into [disk drives], and makes the product
something that can be mass-produced. But as soon as you ... put 0GB into
[a storage system], the first question is how you get it in or out--you
need some kind of interface that's extremely fast."

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