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April 5, 2012 3:20:58 PM

Please explore the origins of poverty world hunger and fix them please, aliens like their privacy ^^
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April 5, 2012 3:22:54 PM

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more than the capacity of 15 million 64 GB iPods.


Thanks Tom's, but we do NOT need analogies for idiots here. We know what's an exabyte and that it's a lot of data. I always perceived these labels on optical disks that say how many minutes of music they can hold as made for clueless "average customers" who are not familiar with data storage units and I find the above comparison to be of the same type.

Well, this website's audience does NOT consist of such people last I checked. We do NOT need your crappy iPod comparisons.

/rant over
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April 5, 2012 3:30:57 PM

eklerusPlease explore the origins of poverty world hunger and fix them please, aliens like their privacy ^^

Or you could be content with them spending THEIR money on what they want while also benefiting our knowledge of the universe and our existence, thus improving mankind.While they are doing that, you can explore the origins of poverty with your money.
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April 5, 2012 3:36:44 PM

"more than the capacity of 15 million 64 GB iPods"

iPod? I've never even seen one, let alone have a handle on what (n * iPods) means. ;-P

Tell me how many British Libraries it is, or how many Wikipedias or even how many Rocky sequels in HD 4K. Then we'll be talking! ;o)
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April 5, 2012 3:40:16 PM

I'm sorry amk-aka-Phantom, but 80-90% of the people here think they're computer experts and know about storage because they own an SSD drive. Analogies like that are helpful if posted correctly - the iPod analogy is horrible though.
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April 5, 2012 3:40:16 PM

" thus improving mankind"

PROVE it. All I see is how this will make a very tiny number of people Very Rich.

"current plans, the SKA would include 3,000 45-foot wide dish antennas that are spread over a surface area that is more than 3,000 km or 1,860 miles wide and would either reach from South Africa to the Indian Ocean islands or from Australia to New Zealand. "

So the United States nearly went bust but this tremendous waste of money should ensure that it definitely does.

I've got an idea for you, sit back, you may find it revolutionary. STOP WASTING MONEY!
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April 5, 2012 3:48:32 PM

stop wasting money? It's their money, it's not a government funded project at all. They can do as they wish and you have no rights to demand they spend money where you deem necessary.

If you want to help humanity go to your local charity and stop complaining
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April 5, 2012 3:54:09 PM

kingius" thus improving mankind"PROVE it. All I see is how this will make a very tiny number of people Very Rich."current plans, the SKA would include 3,000 45-foot wide dish antennas that are spread over a surface area that is more than 3,000 km or 1,860 miles wide and would either reach from South Africa to the Indian Ocean islands or from Australia to New Zealand. "So the United States nearly went bust but this tremendous waste of money should ensure that it definitely does.I've got an idea for you, sit back, you may find it revolutionary. STOP WASTING MONEY!


Wondering how many times Otto Lilienthal, the Wright brothers, Enrico Fermi and Isaac Newton had to hear this...
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April 5, 2012 3:58:50 PM

kingiusPROVE it. ....So the United States nearly went bust but this tremendous waste of money should ensure that it definitely does.I've got an idea for you, sit back, you may find it revolutionary. STOP WASTING MONEY!


680 billion spent on Nasa in its lifetime....
Benefits to humanity from nasa = http://www.nasa.gov/50th/50th_magazine/benefits.html
http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/apollo.htm
http://www.abakaninc.com/media/NASA_SpinOff_MesoCoat_20...

8 Trillion spent on "The War on Poverty' in the US alone.....
Benefits from the war on poverty = a broken black family, millions dependent on the system. record levels of unemployment in the inner city, crime, lower education scores, etc.....

I prefer my dollars going towards knowledge and research. Unfortunately, you can't force someone to learn, you are proof ;) 

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April 5, 2012 3:58:51 PM

undraxucaixuNice article!


Status spam...racking up points for your ego with the same useless message in all articles ?

How about THG counts the number of positive/negative votes a message poster gets instead of the number of replies he/she is posting?
That would give a better measurement of the 'quality' of participation !

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April 5, 2012 4:15:10 PM

So just rewrite the old seti@home program for ipods & get 15 million people to run it. :) 
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April 5, 2012 4:18:58 PM

fuzznarfOr you could be content with them spending THEIR money on what they want while also benefiting our knowledge of the universe and our existence, thus improving mankind.While they are doing that, you can explore the origins of poverty with your money.


Um, they scored a contract, which means it could be OUR money (tax payer dollars), not IBM's money. Although I think it is interesting, that is a lot of money to take pictures of outer space.
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April 5, 2012 4:22:00 PM

kingius" thus improving mankind"PROVE it. All I see is how this will make a very tiny number of people Very Rich."current plans, the SKA would include 3,000 45-foot wide dish antennas that are spread over a surface area that is more than 3,000 km or 1,860 miles wide and would either reach from South Africa to the Indian Ocean islands or from Australia to New Zealand. "So the United States nearly went bust but this tremendous waste of money should ensure that it definitely does.I've got an idea for you, sit back, you may find it revolutionary. STOP WASTING MONEY!


This is the future dude. We need to explore other worlds or cosmic resourses to survive in the future. Who needs cars when you have horses, right. You need to see the bigger picture.
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April 5, 2012 4:36:09 PM

"Thanks Tom's, but we do NOT need analogies for idiots here."

Wow, that's 1.9 million years of music EVERY DAY!!! (assuming 128kbps mp3 encoding)
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April 5, 2012 4:43:12 PM

thomaslomptonUm, they scored a contract, which means it could be OUR money (tax payer dollars), not IBM's money. Although I think it is interesting, that is a lot of money to take pictures of outer space.

Point taken. I should have been more clear. The money is already budgeted, hence my 'their money' statement.
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April 5, 2012 4:49:20 PM

By 2024 we will probably have 20TB hard drives (60TB is still a possibility).
Anyways, I just want 12 of this drives on my tower for all my "important files"...

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April 5, 2012 4:53:44 PM

fuzznarfOr you could be content with them spending THEIR money on what they want while also benefiting our knowledge of the universe and our existence, thus improving mankind.While they are doing that, you can explore the origins of poverty with your money.


I agree with you.

Projects like this are a way to spread wealth around. When a rich guys buys a bunch of crap he is not wasting money, he is sharing it. The business where he bought that crap makes money, the employee who sold the crap gets to keep his job, the manufacturer of the crap gets paid.
Same idea applies here. Some company and contractor is building this stuff. Supplies are produced use and paid for, employees work building it and are paid. Researchers review the data and get paid. All these people have jobs and can feed their families and buy goods which increases the reach of that money.
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April 5, 2012 5:10:29 PM

BUT, Will it blend????
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April 5, 2012 5:29:33 PM

Holy crap, an exabyte...now that's a unit you don't see everyday.
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April 5, 2012 5:30:49 PM

fuzznarf680 billion spent on Nasa in its lifetime....Benefits to humanity from nasa = http://www.nasa.gov/50th/50th_magazine/benefits.htmlhtt... [...] t_2010.pdf8 Trillion spent on "The War on Poverty' in the US alone..... Benefits from the war on poverty = a broken black family, millions dependent on the system. record levels of unemployment in the inner city, crime, lower education scores, etc.....I prefer my dollars going towards knowledge and research. Unfortunately, you can't force someone to learn, you are proof

Good call, proof as if it were needed that simply throwing money at poverty does not fix the problem
Taking Africa as an example, most charity money goes into a black hole or is pilfered into swiss back accounts by warlords
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http://www.chinafrica.asia/tag/copper/
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China ponies up $9 billion to DRC for Copper and Cobolt mining rights, but part of the deal was to build thousands of miles or roads & railways, build schools and hospitals and other infrastructure - this is a good call, if China had just given DRC the money to build it themselves it would never happen.
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April 5, 2012 5:40:22 PM

amk-aka-PhantomThanks Tom's, but we do NOT need analogies for idiots here. We know what's an exabyte and that it's a lot of data. I always perceived these labels on optical disks that say how many minutes of music they can hold as made for clueless "average customers" who are not familiar with data storage units and I find the above comparison to be of the same type. Well, this website's audience does NOT consist of such people last I checked. We do NOT need your crappy iPod comparisons./rant over

You say Tom's doesn't have stupid users, my comment right now is semantic and stupid; as is yours oxymoronic.
=P
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April 5, 2012 5:54:16 PM

devBunny"more than the capacity of 15 million 64 GB iPods"iPod? I've never even seen one, let alone have a handle on what (n * iPods) means. ;-PTell me how many British Libraries it is, or how many Wikipedias or even how many Rocky sequels in HD 4K. Then we'll be talking! ;o)

Calculating the number of prono's would be more helpful for most people on this forum.
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April 5, 2012 6:05:57 PM

For all these FLOPS talk, it'd be pretty ironic if this turns out to be the biggest flop in the computing industry. GET IT?! FLOP?! Cuz you know? Flop also means fuck up... and... uh... forget it....
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April 5, 2012 6:07:01 PM

bucknuttyI agree with you.Projects like this are a way to spread wealth around. When a rich guys buys a bunch of crap he is not wasting money, he is sharing it. The business where he bought that crap makes money, the employee who sold the crap gets to keep his job, the manufacturer of the crap gets paid.Same idea applies here. Some company and contractor is building this stuff. Supplies are produced use and paid for, employees work building it and are paid. Researchers review the data and get paid. All these people have jobs and can feed their families and buy goods which increases the reach of that money.


True but sadly the people on the bottom of the economic food chain don't get paid enough.
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April 5, 2012 6:48:13 PM

fuzznarf680 billion spent on Nasa in its lifetime....Benefits to humanity from nasa = http://www.nasa.gov/50th/50th_magazine/benefits.htmlhtt... [...] t_2010.pdf8 Trillion spent on "The War on Poverty' in the US alone..... Benefits from the war on poverty = a broken black family, millions dependent on the system. record levels of unemployment in the inner city, crime, lower education scores, etc.....I prefer my dollars going towards knowledge and research. Unfortunately, you can't force someone to learn, you are proof


You make a good point but could you translate those dollars into how many iPods worth? Thanks. ;-)
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April 5, 2012 7:31:38 PM

We have the most brilliant minds living in there mom's basement!
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April 5, 2012 7:47:11 PM

I just want it able to run a complete virtual brain so I can connect and migrate to it. By that time I'll be 40 years old, and I'll be needing a new body anyway.
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April 5, 2012 8:48:53 PM

Mr. Douglas Perry PLEASE STOP ADVERTISING APPLE PRODUCTS IN EVERY ARTICLE. thanks.
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April 5, 2012 9:03:20 PM

kingius said:
" thus improving mankind"

PROVE it. All I see is how this will make a very tiny number of people Very Rich.

"current plans, the SKA would include 3,000 45-foot wide dish antennas that are spread over a surface area that is more than 3,000 km or 1,860 miles wide and would either reach from South Africa to the Indian Ocean islands or from Australia to New Zealand. "

So the United States nearly went bust but this tremendous waste of money should ensure that it definitely does.

I've got an idea for you, sit back, you may find it revolutionary. STOP WASTING MONEY!


Dumbest comment ever. Tempur pedic mattress off the top of my head was a Nasa based idea. Go back to reading your bible , or wherever it is you get your "facts" from.
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April 5, 2012 9:07:18 PM

kingius" thus improving mankind"PROVE it. All I see is how this will make a very tiny number of people Very Rich."current plans, the SKA would include 3,000 45-foot wide dish antennas that are spread over a surface area that is more than 3,000 km or 1,860 miles wide and would either reach from South Africa to the Indian Ocean islands or from Australia to New Zealand. "So the United States nearly went bust but this tremendous waste of money should ensure that it definitely does.I've got an idea for you, sit back, you may find it revolutionary. STOP WASTING MONEY!


I'd like for you to compare the standard of living between 1960 and 2012.

There's a huge difference. What made it possible?

Technology advancement.
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April 5, 2012 11:48:11 PM

threefish"Thanks Tom's, but we do NOT need analogies for idiots here."Wow, that's 1.9 million years of music EVERY DAY!!! (assuming 128kbps mp3 encoding)


Come on, man. If you're gonna assume, then assume FLAC. I personally would die of exposure from listening to 1.9 million years of mp3 @ 128kbps. :) 
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April 6, 2012 4:21:55 AM

...more than the capacity of 15 million 64 GB iPods.
A simple sentence like "An exabyte (EB) is 1 million terabytes (TB)" would have been less inflammatory than a comment about some stupid Apple device.

Apple Users: You don't own any Apple devices because you can't afford them!
Everyone Else: Why would I even want an Apple product?
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April 6, 2012 4:23:08 AM

Antimatter79Come on, man. If you're gonna assume, then assume FLAC. I personally would die of exposure from listening to 1.9 million years of mp3 @ 128kbps.
You own much higher quality speakers than I do.
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April 6, 2012 5:06:41 AM

ohmygaylord2I'm sorry amk-aka-Phantom, but 80-90% of the people here think they're computer experts and know about storage because they own an SSD drive. Analogies like that are helpful if posted correctly - the iPod analogy is horrible though.


What I meant is that most of the "average users" don't know the difference between a megabyte and a gigabyte. You really don't need to know much in order to understand about data capacities, but they don't know even THAT and this ignorance is encouraged; I find it offensive when a tech website (and mind you, this is not even Tom's Guide article, so no excuses!) uses the same tactic on its users. It's really not such a big deal, but it's happening EVERYWHERE and as a total, it's annoying.

dalauderYou own much higher quality speakers than I do.


Even on low quality speakers there's a huge difference between 128 and 192/256/320 Kbps...
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April 6, 2012 5:40:47 AM

amk-aka-PhantomEven on low quality speakers there's a huge difference between 128 and 192/256/320 Kbps...
But what about on low quality ears?

I've always been kinda tone-deaf and I think that relates to me not caring much between low or high quality speakers. (Now VERY low, does bother me). In contrast, I'm a stickler for visual quality and can't accept Windows' default degradation of images when using Rotate, so I always use Lossless Rotator.
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April 6, 2012 7:28:56 AM

dalauderBut what about on low quality ears?I've always been kinda tone-deaf and I think that relates to me not caring much between low or high quality speakers. (Now VERY low, does bother me). In contrast, I'm a stickler for visual quality and can't accept Windows' default degradation of images when using Rotate, so I always use Lossless Rotator.


You notice a huge difference in quality from a 128kbps to a 24bit 96kHz track. It's definitely noticeable unless your using a pair of $2.00 headphones. Believe me even with crappy speakers the songs don't distort at high volumes. It's like going to youtube selecting a song at 240p and then listening to it in a HQ 720p - 1080p playback.
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April 6, 2012 9:50:57 PM

WTF? Why 64 GB iPods? why not 64 GB flash disks? or SSDs? or anything less IDIOT then and ipod? who was the retarded that thought it was a good idea put the word iPod or divide it by 64? I mean, f*** y**

sry about that, but that was just retarded, or even a shame for retarded ppl who are rly nice!
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April 7, 2012 2:33:28 AM

fuzznarf680 billion spent on Nasa in its lifetime....Benefits to humanity from nasa = http://www.nasa.gov/50th/50th_magazine/benefits.htmlhtt... [...] t_2010.pdf8 Trillion spent on "The War on Poverty' in the US alone..... Benefits from the war on poverty = a broken black family, millions dependent on the system. record levels of unemployment in the inner city, crime, lower education scores, etc.....I prefer my dollars going towards knowledge and research. Unfortunately, you can't force someone to learn, you are proof

Thankyou. Poverty will always exist. Give them something to strive for, not handouts. (this is from a low wage laberor working around 70 hours a week).
Also think of how many jobs this project will need! /sorry had to/
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April 7, 2012 2:39:23 AM

dreadlokzWTF? Why 64 GB iPods? why not 64 GB flash disks? or SSDs? or anything less IDIOT then and ipod? who was the retarded that thought it was a good idea put the word iPod or divide it by 64? I mean, f*** y**sry about that, but that was just retarded, or even a shame for retarded ppl who are rly nice!

Well think of how many comments have been about the use of an apple product. His comment had the desired effect.
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