Thursday, June 03, 2010

Drinking a yotta-liter of scotch in space may save your life!

- The terms computer scientists use to measure bytes in a device.  Your computer has either megabytes or gigabytes worth of memory, and probably has gigabytes or terabytes worth of hard-drive space:

Kilobyte = 1 thousand bytes.
Megabyte = 1 million bytes.  
Gigabyte = 1 billion bytes.  
Terabyte = 1 trillion bytes.
1 Petabyte = 1,000 Terabytes
1 Exabyte = 1,000 Petabytes
1 Zettabyte = 1,000 Exabytes
1 Yottabyte = 1,000 Zettabytes (a 1 followed by 24 zeros -- 1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000)

The following link gives you a better idea of how insanely large a yottabyte is:

- What your email address says about your computer skills.  I own the email domain of ???, but I don't use it because it doesn't integrate with my smartphone or my computer as well as my gmail account.  I also have a yahoo email address I give to anyone I think might try to spam me.  If you don't have a gmail account, you really are wasting your life away.  It's easily the best free email client.

- The first record of someone drinking scotch:

- What would happen if you became exposed to the vacuum of space?  It's uber-dangerous, but don't believe the movies:


Randal said... email account says that I got on AOL at its dawn almost twenty years ago and there is no sensible reason to switch.

Hey, so I turned on TMC and they have the 1997 version of 12 Angry Men...that's one HELL of a cast. Check it out.

Greymarch said...

Randal, I could easily give you a dozen sensible reasons (including iPhone 4G integration)to switch to gmail, but I will bug you about this in person. Much more effective that way.

Randal said...

I check my email maybe twice a week, and never, ever on my iPod Touch. I have several dozen accounts, business and personal, linked to my email, though. So...