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[PS] World's Information Consumption: 9,570,000,000,000,000,000,000 Bytes Per Year.

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http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-...ytes-year.html
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Three scientists at UC San Diego have rigorously estimated the annual amount of business-related information processed by the world's computer servers in terms that Guttenberg and Galileo would have appreciated: the digital equivalent of a 5.6-billion-mile-high stack of books from Earth to Neptune and back to Earth, repeated about 20 times a year.
I never liked those "From earth to whatever planet" comparisons. I remember hearing in my youth, that your large intestine was so long it could wrap around the earth 3 times or something.

All lies. :
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Very true what you have said. And the fact that distance between planets varies all the time. I suppose they are talking about when all the planets are aligned or wherever they happen to be at the time of writing?
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http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-...ytes-year.html


I never liked those "From earth to whatever planet" comparisons. I remember hearing in my youth, that your large intestine was so long it could wrap around the earth 3 times or something.

All lies. :
Thats the nerve endings no intestines lol =p
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Very true what you have said. And the fact that distance between planets varies all the time. I suppose they are talking about when all the planets are aligned or wherever they happen to be at the time of writing?
It's probably an averaged distance. That's a lot of books. There aren't the raw materials in the solar system to produce that many books.
    
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76,560,000,000,000,000,000,000 .......... bits
9,570,000,000,000,000,000,000 .......... bytes
9,345,703,125,000,000,000 .......... kilobytes
9,126,663,208,007,812.5 ........ megabytes
8,912,757,039,070.1293945312 gigabytes
8,703,864,295.9669232368 terabytes
8,499,867.4765301984 petabytes
8,300.651832549 exabytes
8.1061053052 zettabytes
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8 gazillionbytes!!!
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Noway !!! that's over 9000 giggitybytes...
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9,570,000,000,000 gigawuts.
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In another 10 years it will be like 1,000,000 zettabytes, if everyone gets broadband.
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Most of that is Youtube 720+ Streaming, Facebook and Trollin'
Oh and Pirating but YAR! It be not that vast....
    
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