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Data storage IRC conversation...





alalex
This is a conversation a friend of mine had with another friend, and I just found it too good to not be published somewhere...
Quote:
[11:12] My Friend: I need to slow down
[11:12] Me: O_o
[11:13] My Friend: I've just used 30 gig's of storage space on music
[11:13] Me: Meh, that's what you have me for.
[11:14] My Friend: YES!! I can delete my 30 gigs and make you sing me the song I want to hear?
[11:14] Me: Yes. Or I can supply you with all of your storage needs.
[11:14] My Friend: like a filing cabinet?
[11:15] Me: Yes
[11:15] Me: You can print off all of your data in binary and save in it a cabinet
[11:16] My Friend: weak
[11:16] My Friend: how much does that hold?
[11:16] Me: Does what?
[11:16] Me: A cabinet?
[11:16] My Friend: fo sho
[11:16] My Friend: is there like 60 gigs?
[11:16] Me: Lemme calculate
[11:17] My Friend: are you serious?
[11:17] Me: Yes
[11:17] My Friend: do it.
[11:18] Me: Well, we can say that the average song is 4MB
[11:18] My Friend: agreed
[11:18] My Friend: unless it's a Skillet song..cause their like 7, 8MB
[11:19] Me: 4MB = 33554432 bits
[11:20] Me: One bit would be a 1 or 0
[11:20] My Friend: DUDE
[11:20] My Friend: I just finished my 30.5 GB file of 277 hip hop albums
[11:20] Me: One printed page hold approx 6460 characters
[11:22] Me: So one song would take 5194 pages
[11:22] My Friend: so..for time's sake..we're looking at about a .4 gig file cabinet
[11:23] Me: Doubtful
[11:24] Me: Average paper is 24lb/ream or .0048" per sheet
[11:26] Me: So, we're looking at about 25" of space needed for one song
[11:27] Me: Looking at my file cabinet of average thickness, I would say that one drawer is about 18" deep
[11:28] Me: And the average file cabinet has 4 drawers
[11:28] Me: So we're talking 72" of space
[11:29] Me: Or 2.89 songs per cabinet
[11:29] Me: So one cabinet holds about 11.55MB of space
[11:30] My Friend: lol, holy ****
[11:30] Me: Or, about .01128GB
[11:30] Me: Satisfied?
[11:31] My Friend: what if I wanted 30 seconds of the songs
[11:32] Me: Well, you'd have to put in some tabs
[11:32] Me: that way you could just flip to your favorite part of the song
[11:33] My Friend: good call


I just thought I had to post it somewhere... To mods: If this is not the right category for this feel free to move it, I wasn't sure where it was supposed to go, because humor is more for jokes, and this is sorta computer stuff right??
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escritor
alalex wrote:

I just thought I had to post it somewhere... To mods: If this is not the right category for this feel free to move it, I wasn't sure where it was supposed to go, because humor is more for jokes, and this is sorta computer stuff right??
Very Happy

The Jokes forum is for jokes and other stories, so I believe that your dialogue should've been posted there. Smile
PohTayToez
alalex wrote:
This is a conversation a friend of mine had with another friend, and I just found it too good to not be published somewhere...

I just thought I had to post it somewhere... To mods: If this is not the right category for this feel free to move it, I wasn't sure where it was supposed to go, because humor is more for jokes, and this is sorta computer stuff right??
Very Happy


Really? I wrote this, and I don't think that I or my friend know you.

Sorry to bump an old topic, but I thought I'd post the link to the original, since the thread starter didn't have the curtsy to.:

http://www.computerforum.com/88382-how-many-gb-would-one-file-cabinet-hold.html
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