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1- Acquire 1TB drive.
2-Travel back in time.
3-????
4-Profit!
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I can remember when we didn't even have a house phone in the 80's, so no internet. And my parents houses didn't even have electricty in the 50's in rural Britain. So definately no pc's! LOL
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post #44 of 79
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Originally Posted by kora04 View Post
Having a 1TB HDD in the '50s is like being on an deserted island with a 2 ton diamond.
So very very true lol.

Pointless.
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post #45 of 79
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How do you figure when the biggest HDD on the market is just now reaching 3TB?




Course it wouldn't have helped. The minds of the 1950's couldn't fathom that much processing power in something that small. In their minds computers could only get faster by getting bigger. Look at NASA for example. If you own a smartphone, congratulations; your phone has more processing power then all of NASA did during the Apollo era.
I'm pretty sure the ti-83 has more processing power than all of NASA did during the Apollo era.
    
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Okay, $35 in 1950 comes out to be about $308 according to the inflation calculator.
okay but im still giving u 35 do we have a deal or wat (im serious)
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post #47 of 79
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
1TB = The Internet in 50s.
internet wasnt around back then. al gore didnt invent it until the 90's lol
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post #48 of 79
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Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er View Post
1TB = The Internet in 50s.
^ This
    
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Originally Posted by TehStranger? View Post
okay but im still giving u 35 do we have a deal or wat (im serious)
No, in 2011 the drive is not for sale.

If you really traveled back in time with one of these drives they probably would'n't even believe you that it was a hard drive because like the article says they were the size of refrigerators and literally weighed a ton.

That would be like someone from the future showing up today with a 1EB (exabyte) hard drive the size of a fingernail.
    
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Originally Posted by AdmRose View Post
How do you figure when the biggest HDD on the market is just now reaching 3TB?
Traditional hard drive are starting to hit a wall, but the future is in SSDs when prices finally come to the < $1 per GB market.
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