How many GB would one file cabinet hold?

Discussion in 'General Computer Chat' started by PohTayToez, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. PohTayToez

    PohTayToez New Member

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    So, this is an instant message convo me and a friend just had, thought I'd share it with you all:

    Rough and dirty calculations, but I think I got them all right.

    By the way, this is supposed to be humorous. That means no hate'n.
     
    Last edited: Apr 28, 2009
  2. refresher

    refresher New Member

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    You have too much time on your hands. But interesting nonetheless. ;)
     
  3. Emperor_nero

    Emperor_nero New Member

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    That is very good. :D And very funny! :D
    Nice work thank you, found it very interesting.
     
  4. Tuffie

    Tuffie Active Member

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    Haha I put "So one cabinet holds about 11.55MB of space" into my sig.

    Kent.
     
  5. INTELCRAZY

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    Hmm...Another way to show my clients the efficiency of UPGRADED computers


    Nice dude
     
  6. Tuffie

    Tuffie Active Member

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    ROFL, is funny.

    Kent.
     
  7. Platinum

    Platinum New Member

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    hahahaha, thats great. but seriously dude, take up another hobby, you have a lot of free time.
     
  8. Impulse666

    Impulse666 New Member

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    wow. just wow.
     
  9. Cromewell

    Cromewell Administrator Staff Member

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    What if you used a smaller text size and a condensed font? :p
     
  10. PohTayToez

    PohTayToez New Member

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    Well then it would be hard to read and that wouldn't be any good. No one wants to squint their eyes while listening to music.
     
  11. monoman

    monoman New Member

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    Hehe nice work, I think i'll stick to using hard drives then...:rolleyes:

    ..also ever though about getting a girl? :D
     
  12. Rambo

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    Hahaha - that was pretty funny. Thanks for sharing! :)

    - Rambo.
     
  13. frost02

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    first of all roflCOPTER... lol u do got to much time... but i appreciate this lesson.. second of all.. rofl at this dude =P

     
  14. vonfeldt7

    vonfeldt7 New Member

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    technically you're "reading' music..
     
  15. Verve

    Verve New Member

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    well that raised my eyebrow :)
     
  16. 99F

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    LOL wow
     
  17. Burgerbob

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    Actually, my friends and I wasted an entire Chemistry period trying to figure out how long it would take to listen to 60GB of audio, say on an iPod Video. I think it calculated one and a half years of constant listening, or like twenty years if only four hours a day.
     
  18. PohTayToez

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    Average audio quality = 128kb/s

    128kb/s * 1000b/kb * 1B/8b = 16,000B/s
    60GB * 1024MB/GB * 1024KB/MB * 1024B/KB = 64424509440B
    64424509440B / 16,000B/s = 4026531.84s
    4026531.84s * 1min/60s * 1hr/60min * 1day/24hr = 46.60337 days
     
  19. Burgerbob

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    If you didnt stop listening. We calculated it by four hours a day.
     
  20. PohTayToez

    PohTayToez New Member

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    46.60337 days = 0.1276 years ¬ 1.5 years

    or

    46.60337 days = 279.62022 days @ 4 hours/day = 0.766 years ¬ 20 years


    I don't see how that changes my answer.
     

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