1" paper tape buy ?

bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Thu Feb 26 15:18:59 CST 2009


Mike Loewen wrote:
> On Thu, 26 Feb 2009, Gordon JC Pearce wrote:
> 
>> Didn't someone once work out that to store a single MP3 you'd need a 
>> stack of 80-column cards ten miles high?
> 
>    Assuming a 6MB MP3 file and 40 bytes per card:
> 
>    6 * 1048576 = 6291456 bytes
>    / 40 bytes per card = 157286.4 (157285) cards
>    * .178mm card thickness = 27996.73 mm high
>    / 25.4mm per inch = 1102.233465 inches
>    / 12 =  91.85278871 (91.85) feet
> 
> 
> Mike Loewen                mloewen at cpumagic.scol.pa.us
> Old Technology    http://sturgeon.css.psu.edu/~mloewen/Oldtech/

Umm if you store binary ... that is 80 bytes per card .. 46 feet per file.
Now how many dec tapes is that?



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