they spun DVDs too!
here's a bit copied from the follow up article about DVDs:
The Medical Expert Opinion
The research group contacted a well know traumatologist and consultant in hypersonic traumatology to have the damage assessment and treatment investigated. This is the statement of the medical expert:
Med. Dr. H. Brüggener, of Axis Medical
- The fact that T. Discus Frag, TDF (Trauma diskus fragmentis, injuries from a blown-up disk, editor's comment) is a relatively new concept of injury, seen in the light of medical history, means that we haven't had any cases yet. But they will be around soon, and it is only positive if the medical profession is able to offer a target-oriented action procedure of suitably high quality.
What to primarily observe in a patient affected by TDF is the target point, so that measures can be directed towards the proper part of the body, and an assessment of the degree of coverage, that is, how much of the body has been affected, as a large fragment distribution may need immediate, and medically sophisticated measures, such as a blood transfusion or confinement to bed.
What we have here is full or partial penetration of the abdominal wall, of the tangential shot type with intra-abdominal pressure increase and shrapnel fragments in antero-posterior, and infero-superior directions in those cases where the user have had the computer standing in front of him on the floor. 40 - 60 % coverage is not unlikely.
It is misleading to believe that the subcutaneous fat, which is usually quite substantial in modern computer users, would provide any form of protection in an invasive TDF injury situation. On the contrary. The subcutaneous fat cells are sparsely distributed in the inter-cellular substance, allowing free passage for the invading discus fragments to underlying tissues, which in turn may be aggravated if the victim has consumed carbonised beverages. This is the classical fermentative-associated cascade syndrome, typical of invasive ventricular injuries.
It is important that the treating physician is able to quickly and safely assess the injuries to the one, or those injured, and then remove all fragments, using e.g. Braun's Pincer #5 or Hasting's Pincher. If the fragments are deeply seated, an operation of the injured limb is needed, and local anasthaetic or heavy narcosis should be applied. As acrylic fragments have negligible x-ray density, a CT scan could be opted for, but this is usually a waste of time, valuable time that is better spent at the operating table.
It is important that all the fragments are located, as they could otherwise follow the venous blood vessels to a new location, far from the initial damage or puncture area. Fragments could, for example easily move to the brain and cause secondary injuries there.
by the way, here's a bit from the beginning:
“It just said bang...”, “Can I quote your article in a court case against Microsoft...” and similar, have been in the e-mails. The final proof that our research has a function to fill for humanity was when my previous article was slashdotted (noted on the Slashdot news service) in the beginning of 2002 and took down my web server.
Since our last scientific venture, DVD and DVD-RAM media have become common, and the research committee decided to run a new series of tests. At this point in time (November 2001) there are 16X DVD drives available, and 24X is around the corner. In the inner track a 16X DVD (26,528 rpm) is already at the tensile limit.
hmm 24x around the corner more than 2 years ago...
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