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  •  Proving that you are profoundly ignorant... (1+ / 0-)
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    bobswern

    ......about the technology involved.

    1 billion phone calls/day with an average time of 5 minutes (300 seconds) each. Using a 128 kbps codec (CD quality for evidentiary purposes), that gives us:

    10^9 * (3*10^2) *(16*10^3) = 4800TB/day

    2400 2TB HDDs Bulk purchased at $50/HDD/day, then it would cost the US Gov't about $120K/day to store every phone conversation in the US. That's a bit less than $50M/year in a National Security Budget that is (literally) thousands of times larger.

    In the Fox News Christian Nation, public schools won't teach sex education and evolution; instead they'll have an NRA sponsored Shots for Tots: Gunz in Schoolz program.

    by xynz on Mon May 20, 2013 at 07:28:19 PM PDT

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