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  •  Nice try. (0+ / 0-)

    Two attempts too.  I work in technology a 4TB hard drive couldn't house a month of my daughter's phone conversations.  By the way, the storage devices are no more advanced for corporate use nor government use than they are for us lesser humans.  They're just larger an have sophisticated failover.

    Let alone the sheer insanity of listening to the number of phone conversations that have been captured.

    I'm not an Obama defender. I'm just not a complete batshit crazy conspiracy theorist who talks of of his ass about non-existent technology advances.

    "Republicans have been fleeced and exploited and lied to by a conservative entertainment complex." - David Frum

    by Glinda on Sat Jun 08, 2013 at 08:15:23 PM PDT

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    •  This is literally insane (4+ / 0-)
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      poligirl, JesseCW, Timaeus, blueoasis

      Every phone conversation your daughter will have in her life can easily--EASILY--be stored on a 4TB HD. Have you ever heard of compression?

      There are voice compression codecs as low at 2kbps. That comes out to 57.6MB/hour. If you daughter speaks an average of 2 hours a day, 365 days a year, for the next 70 years, that comes out to:

      57.6MB * 2 * 365 * 70 = 2.945TB

      And very few people talk this much on the phone.

      Even accounting for a less efficient codec and overhead, that could certainly fit onto a 4TB HD. And I guarantee you the NSA has better drives. Why on earth do you think they're dependent on what consumers and companies can buy? They have an unlimited budget and make their own technology.

      Who said that humans listen to every conversation? There's SW that does this and looks for keywords. And who said they intend or need to listen to or scan it all now? It's obviously mostly for future reference, if they think they need it.

      You work in technology? Hah! In what decade, the 1850's, Ada?

      But go ahead and be a luddite and call Reddack, Greenwald, Risen, Mayer, Priest, Stallman, etc., "complete batshit crazy conspiracy theorist who talks of of his ass". It makes you seem SO credible! Like Glenn Beck!

      You're worse than a defender. You're offensive AND ignorant AND pretty much what you accuse me and these people of being.

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Sat Jun 08, 2013 at 09:50:32 PM PDT

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