I’m surprised they haven’t done this already.
2.8 Petabytes... There is a joke in there somewhere....
posted on 03/07/2013 2:35:27 PM PST
A manuscript or books could have up to 500 pages, with each page needing 150MB of storage.
That's some pretty high-resolution scanning. I'm guessing they want scholars to be able to closely examine the calligraphy to get clues as to which scribe wrote what.
posted on 03/07/2013 2:41:10 PM PST
(You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
How far down have we slid when even in this headline on this subject, they have to add the word ‘crap’ like 14 year old school boys. Books, the Vatican, Holy, and excrement?
posted on 03/07/2013 2:41:49 PM PST
(Romney is a longtime supporter of homosexualizing the Boy Scouts (and the military).)
“with each page needing 150MB of storage.”
I don’t think so,
posted on 03/07/2013 2:45:32 PM PST
(If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
A library of untapped historical significance is going to anger the Muslim world if they fail to burn it down in time.
posted on 03/07/2013 2:50:02 PM PST
by Telepathic Intruder
(The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
posted on 03/07/2013 3:40:10 PM PST
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
Phase 1 is 40 million pages. If the next 2 phases are 40 million each, that’s an average of 1,348 pages per document. Seems way too high. Something’s off with the reporting, the next phases are fewer pages, or ancient documents were longer than we imagine.
posted on 03/07/2013 5:15:37 PM PST
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