1. Post #1
    bbc
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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/technology-17486841
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  2. Post #2
    Flubascrub
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    25 petabytes

    holy shit
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  3. Post #3
    WiP about GW2
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    November 2011
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    They won't restore megaupload to let users retrieve their date, even if it's temporary, it would "help" piracy more.

    EDIT: Didnt say it was my opinion. I mean I bet they wont restore it and that is their reason.
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    Karen Gillan <3
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    They won't restore megaupload to let users retrieve their date, even if it's temporary, it would "help" piracy more.
    Not if they made it so the users can only retrieve data they've uploaded.

    Remember the aim of this would be to give users back their important back up files.
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  5. Post #5
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    The US government and the Motion Picture Association of America, which helped co-ordinate the raid, have said they would not take custody of the data.
    Honestly the second Carpathia had confirmation of this they should've blown the data away. Its really not their problem and if the government and MAFIAA won't fork over the cash now then they probably never will.
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  6. Post #6
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    I have zero knowledge on how hosting companies work, or what the hardware is like, but can't all that data technically be moved to machines, then turned off? I mean... Hard drives don't lose data when they lose power.

    Although I bet it isn't this easy, or else they'd have done it already.

  7. Post #7
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    January 2011
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    I have zero knowledge on how hosting companies work, or what the hardware is like, but can't all that data technically be moved to machines, then turned off? I mean... Hard drives don't lose data when they lose power.

    Although I bet it isn't this easy, or else they'd have done it already.
    Well, 25 petabytes is quite a bit, and doesn't exactly fit on one hard drive. Say you have 1TB drives. Each of those can take 1 terabyte, which is about 1/1000 of a petabyte, which means you'll need a LOT of those.
    There are possibly bigger storage containers, but purchasing all that storage just for a file transfer, seems.. Implausible.
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  8. Post #8
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    I wonder how they transfered all that data to the temporary storage?
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    50 trucks.
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  10. Post #10
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    November 2007
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    What the fuck even is a petabyte?

  11. Post #11
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    1000 terrabytes.

    Edited:

    ~1,000,000 gigabytes.
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  12. Post #12
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    December 2011
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    What the fuck even is a petabyte?
    A lot.

    About a thousand terabytes in fact.
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  13. Post #13
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    December 2007
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    It's still not a yottabyte though
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  14. Post #14
    I'd buy that for a dollar
    Dennab
    September 2008
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    It's still not a yottabyte though
    Eh, a yottabyte is alright, but its still not a Geopbyte.

    1000 yottabytes= brontobyte

    1000 brontobytes= geopbyte
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  15. Post #15
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    But they're all ILLEGAL FILES
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  16. Post #16
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    I wonder how they transfered all that data to the temporary storage?
    Likely they just pulled the hard drives, powered down the servers, and now have everything stored somewhere physically (e.g. a warehouse).
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