[ExI] The NSA's new data center
rtomek at ceti.pl
Sun Apr 1 21:25:35 UTC 2012
On Sun, 1 Apr 2012, Tomasz Rola wrote:
> - one 3.5'' hard disc measurements is 101.6 mm x 25.4 mm x 146 mm
> > (* 311.212 (expt 0.311212 2))
> So, 30km^2 of land, 1/3 of Manhattan Island every year.
Aha! I have erred! High time it was. All those numbers and me, and no
error, highly unlikely.
> (/ (let ((hddarea (* 1016L-1 +millimetre+ 146L0 +millimetre+))
(units1TB (* 10L0 8 +billion+)) ) (* units1TB hddarea)) 1L6)
So, if we lay the harddrives one by another, like we usually put them into
computers (i.e. flat), they would cover 1186 square kilometers.
Unbelievable. I wonder if I made it this time :-).
** A C programmer asked whether computer had Buddha's nature. **
** As the answer, master did "rm -rif" on the programmer's home **
** directory. And then the C programmer became enlightened... **
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