Despite what you may have learned in school, a petabyte isn't a byte that lures children into its van with free candy. That's a pedabyte. No, a petabyte is 1 million gigabytes (1,000 terabytes), and this is a graphic depicting how large that is (you have to hit the jump to see the rest cause it's really long like monkey arms). And, since I'm in a teaching mood this morning, do you know what comes after petabyte? Exabyte (1 billion gigabytes), zettabyte (1 billion terabytes) and yottabyte (1 quadrillion gigabytes). A quadrillion gigabytes? That's a lot of
porn files. I can't even wrap my head around that. But I can wrap my head around corners to peek and make sure the coast is clear. Just sayin', I'm stealthy!
Hit the jump to see the rest.
What's a petabyte? [mozy]
Thanks to Ian, who agrees petabytes go great with hummus.
Yottabytes, best known for being the only bytes named after a Star Wars character, are large. How large? A quadrillion gigabytes large. Huge byte is huge, needs less teeth.
As of 2010, no system has yet achieved one yottabyte of storage. In fact, the combined space of all t... / Continue →
This is the Giant Birdsnest bed from architect/design group O*GE. It's a real product that's made to order and comes in three different sizes, the largest of which is supposed to be able to fit 16 people. That...would be one hell of an orgy. I'm talking tits and penises ever... / Continue →
There are cranes, and then there are CRANES. This is one of the all capital ones.
This warship is the [South Korean] Cheonan, which has an interesting history. The 1,200-ton vessel was split into two after being struck by a North Korean torpedo. It sank into the Yellow Sea ... / Continue →