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Think L Need A Bigger Hard Drive


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#1 Brewster Down Under

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:59 AM

l only have 140 gig but was thinking of getting a 1 zettabyte hdd as mentioned in the Computer Glossary at the end of this page (look under z) just wondering if anybody has a spare one. Grab beverage of your choice and work back from there, the mind boggles :thumbsup: PS. birthday tomorrow will let you know where to send it :flowers:

Edited by Brewster Down Under, 09 December 2007 - 10:15 AM.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 10:23 AM

PS. birthday tomorrow will let you know where to send it :flowers:

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Sure thing! But it'll probably take all of your birthday for me to finish going through the glossary!

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 10:42 AM

I wonder how long it would take to defrag the drive....
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 02:53 PM

If a byte were a mile, how many zeatabytes is it to the end of the universe? :thumbsup:



(Wait 'til about February. I'll really be losing it by then.)

#5 CTH_Tom

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 05:01 PM

Here's your bigger hard drive-
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It's from 1956, weighed nearly a ton and was only 5MB!
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 06:50 PM

Too funny, CTH! :thumbsup:

Why, I do believe that's Mr. Watson of IBM in the airplane, second from the left.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 07:07 PM

Thanks CTH Tom, how many of those do l need for a Zeetabyte? Maybe our new Gov't will let me use the Australian Outback to store it. My next problem would be a cooling fan :thumbsup:
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Posted 09 December 2007 - 09:33 PM

Maybe if you could get one of these spinning fast enough and maybe put a few more blades on it would be sufficient. Posted Image

EDIT: I don't know if I did the right math, but this is what I came up with for how many 5mb hard drives you'll need to make a Zettabyte: 190734863281250 .

Well look on the bright side, you'll need a pretty big power supply to juice all that, but your fans can do that for you :thumbsup:

Edited by Sterling14, 09 December 2007 - 09:40 PM.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 10:04 PM

Thanks Sterling14, that should do the trick. Gunna be busy for a while :thumbsup:

Edited by Brewster Down Under, 09 December 2007 - 10:16 PM.

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 06:59 AM

The accuracy of your drive is more important than the size. What good is it to hit the ball 350 yards if it never lands on the fairway?

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 09:06 AM

Hi MattV, Never thought of a game of golf. Don't know how to post www.nullarborlinks.com worlds longest golf course lt will give me something to do with my spare time. All you golfers out there check it out. I should work for tourism. Lot's of room for a Zeetabyte :thumbsup:

Edited by Brewster Down Under, 10 December 2007 - 10:04 AM.

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 05:41 PM

Don't know how to post www.nullarborlinks.com worlds longest golf course

Here you go:
Nullarbor Links - The World's Longest Golf Course
About the Concept

The Nullarbor Links concept is unique. The 18-hole par 72 golf course will span 1,365 kilometers with one hole in each participating town or roadhouse along the Eyre Highway, from Kalgoorlie in Western Australia to Ceduna in South Australia. Each hole will include a green and tee and somewhat rugged outback-style natural terrain fairway. The course would provide a quintessential Australian experience and a much-needed activity/attraction for travelers along the renowned desolate highway.


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