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Fri Apr 21 12:35:18 CDT 2017
Bit savers is only 267 gigs?
On Apr 21, 2017 12:25 PM, "Rob Jarratt via cctalk" <cctalk at classiccmp.org>
> > > My back of the envelope calculation comes to approximately
> > > 4 million miles of paper tape.
> > I think you're out by a factor of 10.... 267*10^9 bytes, divide by 10 as
> there are
> > 10 bytes to the inch on paper tape, and convert to miles. I get just
> over 400,000
> > miles.
> Agreed, I measured a piece of paper tape I have here and got a figure of
> 0.9 inches per 10 bytes, so clearly just a bit of finger trouble somewhere
> in my calculation. Still, almost enough for a round trip to the moon.
> > My rule of thumb is that a full reel of 1" paper tape is 100k bytes So
> 10 for a
> > megabyte
> > 10000 for a gigabyte
> > 2,670,000 for all of bitsavers. Perhaps nearer 3 million as it's an
> > approximation....
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