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  •  I agree with everything, except..... (2+ / 0-)
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    JDWolverton, Zorge

    ....your email numbers are off.

     144.8 x 10^9 emails * 2 x 10^5 KB/email = 2.896 X 10^16B

    There are about 10^12B in a TB (a 1TB HDD actually only holds 933GB), so the day's email is about 3x10^4 TB. That's about 10,000 HDDs/day (3.65 Million drives/year or 10% of global productionj). At a bulk purchase rate of $100/drive, that's $1M/day, or $365M/year. From an economic point of view, it's probably less than 1% of the NSA's budget.

    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 Jul 01, 2013 at 11:10:39 PM PDT

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