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Old 2003-07-19, 17:38
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Kilo.. Mega.. Giga.. Tera..?

I made a quick research using the amazing Google.

In about 600 years we'll be able to use the phrase "Lumabyte"!

Here's the list for those who can't wait:

mega, giga, tera, peta, exa, zetta, yotta, xona, weka, vunda, uda, treda, sorta, rinta, quexa, pepta, ocha, nena, minga, luma.

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Old 2003-07-19, 18:10
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Re: Kilo.. Mega.. Giga.. Tera..?

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Hehehe, sorta byte
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Old 2003-07-19, 21:40
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Arghh, a lumahertz CPU, now that will be quick. And make a f**k load of heat too.
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Old 2003-07-20, 01:59
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I thought Yotta byte was the largest.

heh.. I wonder how many bytes a luma byte is.
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Old 2003-07-20, 02:11
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terra! terrabytes!
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Old 2003-07-20, 02:20
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I thought Yotta byte was the largest.

heh.. I wonder how many bytes a luma byte is.
Luma is 10^63, i.e. a one followed by 63 zeros... But we're never gonna see that kind of disk or RAM size, there just aren't enough atoms in the universe to build it!
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Old 2003-07-20, 02:34
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wow... thats really weird...

though by that time they'll probably mass clone/produce atoms.
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Old 2003-07-20, 04:52
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Well, there may not be enough atoms in the universe to create such a thing from certain points of view but in a sense, you could look at something smaller than an atom (I know it's not logical).
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Re: Kilo.. Mega.. Giga.. Tera..?

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In about 600 years we'll be able to use the phrase "Lumabyte"!
I guarantee it will be less than a hundred years.
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Old 2003-07-20, 14:32
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Re: Re: Kilo.. Mega.. Giga.. Tera..?

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I guarantee it will be less than a hundred years.
Err.. No.
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Old 2003-07-20, 14:40
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wow... thats really weird...

though by that time they'll probably mass clone/produce atoms.
from what? thin air? oh no, that's atoms too.

You can't create atoms out of nothing, only out of...well...atoms.
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Old 2003-07-20, 14:49
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Re: Re: Kilo.. Mega.. Giga.. Tera..?

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I guarantee it will be less than a hundred years.
No, it (the evolution speed) will go slower in the future. Its some equation thingy that says that. (The power of the computers will keep doubling for a while and then the evolution process will be slower and slower).
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Old 2003-07-20, 18:56
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from what? thin air? oh no, that's atoms too.

You can't create atoms out of nothing, only out of...well...atoms.
they can always clone atoms.
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Old 2003-07-20, 19:22
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you could change atoms into other atoms, but you can't make an atom out of nothing. The computer would be bigger than the universe, there is not enough matter present to create that cpu.
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Old 2003-07-20, 19:23
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they can always clone atoms.
How the hell would that work? ctrl+c, ctrtl+v?
They must use some material to create another atom, and that would be.. atoms.
And if they cut an atom to 2 parts, they would only get 2 half atoms...


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Old 2003-07-20, 21:39
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Hehe, how could you cut open or divide an atom. Not with a knife ir chainsaw. Splitting atoms is verryy tricky and expensive. But I agree with Lightwing here, technological advances in PCs occur very quickly. Anyone here heard of "Moore's Law?"
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Old 2003-07-20, 21:45
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Yeah, but this is like that dude from Paris around the 1900's* when there were lots of horses. He calculated that within 20* years, Paris would be totally filled up with horse shit, looking at the rates. But then the car was introduced, and the shit reduced.

* = I don't remember the years/values anymore, I made something up

And I doubt humanity will ever have the need for this amount of diskspace... it took us 30 years from megabyte to terabyte, if we talk about "That's A Hell Of A Lot Diskspace!", and that's just two steps in CF's list. Don't forget every step is a multiply of 1024, and not a double value!

Not to mention nowdays media compression.

Cloning atoms? Cloning living cells maybe
Cloning atoms is like genetically engineered molecules
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Old 2003-07-21, 17:24
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Actually you can create Atoms out of nothing, it's quite complex but with the help of Anti-matter and reverse-processing it's possible.....

This might make things easier to understand :

Someone is drinking a glas of milk, eventually he is finished drinking it. Now the glass is empty. The Milk is in his stumach.
It comes out totally different because it has undergone some serious chemical reactions. If there is a way to reverse these chemical reactions, then you could make milk out of urine. (yachhhhhh) Anyway if you drank some orangejuice then it will be transformed into urine. With that urine you could make MILK again ; Why ? How ? because if you use the process of making milk out of urine when you actually drank urine, you could apply the same process to make milk out of urine when you never even drank milk in the first place.

So eventually you could make any atoms you wish out of any other, This technique isn't invented yet, but they are on the virge of it...... Japan is known to research these things at Tokyo Tech & Science
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Old 2003-07-21, 17:48
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You're missing the point here...
Nobody said you can't make atoms out of other atoms, only that you can't make atoms out of absolute nothing.
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Old 2003-07-21, 18:35
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so... when we are able to get milk out of piss* we'll be able to have a lumabyte CPU.

*=sorry for the harsh word, it was needed to make he remark funny.
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Old 2003-07-21, 19:21
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Yeah, but to make milk out of urine you'd need to put all the things that were absorbed by the person's body back into the urine to make it into milk again. And umm, making urine into milk isn't really the same principle as making atoms from nothing. This is not reverse process, it's an entirely new process from which you have no atoms to work with. Orange juice, milk, and urine are made up of atoms, therefore you're simply re-aligning the atoms to make something else.
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Yes true, but you cannot simply put atoms together, the only way which you can do this is to force a chemical reaction like mixing or splicing.

i said it isn't yet possible to make things ot of other things, let alone make substance out of nothing. It will be someday, just like timetraveling I think. Scientific progress is further than we can imagine. A lot of discoveries won't be publicized for years and only a supergenius would be able to understand it at that time.

My theorie is that if you could make an implosion, so powerfull that you could create a blackhole, therefore the implosion must inject all matter needed for it and make it so compact it ceases to exist. (That is possible) Then you could also reverse that process and thus make matter out of nothing. Blackhole are unexplored and presumingly very dangerous due to the immense gravitational force they have. but eventually man will discover it's secrets and then the invention of creating something out of nothing will be made.
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Old 2003-07-22, 20:28
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It will be someday, just like timetraveling I think. Scientific progress is further than we can imagine.
Time treveling? you !
Hehe.. I mean, have you ever heared the theory of the butterfly wings (or whatever it is called)? You can't go back to the past and change your own present, and if you're going to the past you are changing your own present- a bit of common sense here...

It is amazing how so many *wise* people just don't get this.
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Old 2003-07-22, 21:51
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What about time travelling to the future, not to the past?
Many scientists have declared it not to be impossible.
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Old 2003-07-22, 22:30
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No paradox in going to the future, so yeah, I guess that's not impossible.
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