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So what would you do with 1.3 Petabytes?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 26, 2006 01:55AM
[www.dailytech.com]

That's 1.3 million gigabytes. 2,760 500GB drives.



I think I would have to setup a 24x7 recording facility that would save absolutely everything that I could find a way for it to record. You know all those iTunes Radio Stations, 24x7 streaming music, videos, TV shows, whatever... They all get saved.

And then in 10 years I can kick myself because your new iPod infinity with holographic storage can eat this thing for lunch... oh to dream.
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Re: So what would you do with 1.3 Petabytes?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 26, 2006 02:09AM
worlds largest porn collection?
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Re: So what would you do with 1.3 Petabytes?
Posted by: jdc
Date: April 26, 2006 03:16AM
is there a bigger picture?
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Re: So what would you do with 1.3 Petabytes?
Posted by: mikebw
Date: April 26, 2006 03:33AM
jdc Wrote:
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> is there a bigger picture?

Yes, but it would break the Internet in any attempt to post it.
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Re: So what would you do with 1.3 Petabytes?
Posted by: SteveJobs
Date: April 26, 2006 04:35AM
PETAbites sounds like finger food made from little animals.



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Re: So what would you do with 1.3 Petabytes?
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: April 26, 2006 07:02AM
I would use it to store scaled versions of giant pictures
that I wanted to post to the forum.

Because it's the nice thing to do.

Unless it's a picture of a hot babe.

Not Marg Helgenberger or Joan Cusack.
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Re: So what would you do with 1.3 Petabytes?
Posted by: blooz
Date: April 26, 2006 07:16AM
I'm sure it will fill up fast enough.

It was only 10 years ago i started working on new power macs with 100 megabytes of storage and thinking, "Wow, all kinds of room!"



And we should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.
—Friedrich Nietzsche
Western Massachusetts
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Re: So what would you do with 1.3 Petabytes?
Posted by: spearmint
Date: April 26, 2006 08:15AM
What's with this anti Joan Cusack movement?

Don't forget Marg is on Thursday night.




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Re: So what would you do with 1.3 Petabytes?
Posted by: shadow
Date: April 26, 2006 08:26AM
SteveJobs Wrote:
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> PETAbites sounds like finger food made from little
> animals.

Actually, PETAbites would be finger food made from people that like little animals.

Although, with the likes of Pam Anderson, there would be a lot of filler.

PETAbites - We're not your father's Soylent Green.

- Shadow
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Re: So what would you do with 1.3 Petabytes?
Posted by: cbelt3
Date: April 26, 2006 09:11AM
At work we have over 25 Terabytes of storage for our ERP systems. Probably over 20 terabytes composite for all the other servers, file stores, etc. Backup is a PITA- we're looking at virtual pull disks and DLT tapes- current tech is an older IBM tape robot.

Modern systems keep filling up the available storage. Do the math- 1,000,000 gigabytes. Say 100Gigabytes for a new wave HD movie. So there is room for 10,000 movies, right ? That's not a lot.

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Re: So what would you do with 1.3 Petabytes?
Posted by: GeneL
Date: April 26, 2006 12:50PM
BTW, how weird? The box for the new post is on the right side of the page instead of the middle???

Anyway, my reaction to this amount of storage was to imagine a way to directly transfer all of one's thoughts and experiences to storage.

Now, I'm wondering how many of these 1.3 Petabytes storage systems would be required to store a weeks worth of input? smiling smiley
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Re: So what would you do with 1.3 Petabytes?
Posted by: davester
Date: April 26, 2006 02:46PM
Heck, transfer your entire personality to storage and become the computer. Here's how: [en.wikipedia.org]





"In science it often happens that scientists say, 'You know that's a really good argument; my position is mistaken,' and then they would actually change their minds and you never hear that old view from them again. They really do it. It doesn't happen as often as it should, because scientists are human and change is sometimes painful. But it happens every day. I cannot recall the last time something like that happened in politics or religion." (1987) -- Carl Sagan
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