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    The size of the internet??

    Is there actually a way to check how big the internet is in size of mb or tb or whatever lol!!

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    Haha, that's a good one.
    Well, maybe you can try to download the internet?

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    Lol, my Local Disk could hold that anyday :P

    Seriously though is there a way to find out? lol

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    Not really, but you can assume its at least in the hundreds of petabytes.
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    The size of Google's cache might serve as a good lower bound. I'm sure that data is published somewhere.

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    Yeah I think it's around 36Gb's. (GoogleBytes).
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    Lmao thats loads.. ps whats a perabyte? 1000 terabytes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhav View Post
    Lmao thats loads.. ps whats a perabyte? 1000 terabytes?
    Yeah - 1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes.

    More recent estimates as to Google's capacity put 4PB of RAM - not HD storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Error 404 View Post
    Yeah - 1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes.
    Technically a petabyte is 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes or 2^50 bytes.

    The wayback machine has at least 2PB of data just on their site alone according to their FAQ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oracleguy View Post
    Technically a petabyte is 1,125,899,906,842,624 bytes or 2^50 bytes.
    Surely that's what a pebibyte is?

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    Indeed. But their FAQ doesn't explicidly state that. They actually state it's a petabyte, not a pebibyte.
    I'm not sure if this was any help, but I hope it didn't make you stupider.

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    god bless the man hu invented the internet! ne1 know hu it was?

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    Wikipedia knows.
    I'm not sure if this was any help, but I hope it didn't make you stupider.

    Experience is something you get just after you really need it.
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    The Internet evolved from ARPANET which was developed by what is known today as DARPA, which is an agency of the US DoD.
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    A pebibyte is 1,024 Tebibytes = 1,048,576 Gibibytes = 1,099,511,627,776 Mebibytes = 1,125,899,906,842,624 Kibibytes = 1,152,921,504,606,846,976 bytes.

    According to the way they were named, a petabyte is 1,000 Terabytes = 1,000,000 Gigabytes = 1,000,000,000 Megabytes = 1,000,000,000,000 Kilobytes = 1,000,000,000,000,000 bytes. However, in terms of computer science, they are supposed to be equivalent to their counterparts above.

    The problem: Do you mean 1000 * 1 byte = 1 Kilobyte or do you actually mean 1024 * 1 byte = 1 Kilobyte (Kibibyte) as it was originally intended?
    The solution: Use Kibibyte in place of Kilobyte, Mebibyte in place of Megabyte, and so forth. Unfortunately, the world is not changing as rapidly as it needs to change to make this solution work.
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