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Post by marhawkman » Tue Jul 05, 2011 8:04 pm

Twisted, and the episode with the Cytherians... But I don't remember the amounts.

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Post by KrazeeXXL » Wed Jul 06, 2011 4:14 am

I asked myself this question as I recently seen "Concerning Flight" (VOY).

So I thought why not asking it here and see what you gals and guys can come up with?

However, the Internets is a good source for any information about this topic.
And I won't blame you if you use it as your "extended memory" like you do with many other questions day by day. This question is not about "how good do I actually know Star Trek".

The best attempt to compare kilobytes with kiloquads was made here imo. Despite the fact it's #1 in google search I like how he included Moore's Law into his "equation".

Well you could argue about this topic of how Moore's law will become obsolete with quantum computers, etc but then you'll never get even a far approximation. And as I somehow would like to have some answer to this question I'd suggest not to be too scientific about it. Or we won't get one ;)

p.s.: another good episode to watch is "Measure of a Man" (TNG) there they tell how fast Data is. So I think (not sure) we have all 3 episodes with references of the computer speed.

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Post by Dr_Breen » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:09 am

that was a very intresting link. however moore's law can't last forever. i mean 2^100 is an extraordinary high number. according to wikipedia the total amount of molecules in the universe is 6*10^79. so with this amount of storage capacity you could in fact store a complete image of the universe and calculate it's behavior as you have far enough storage space to store the exact location and direction of every molecule in the universe.
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Post by KrazeeXXL » Wed Jul 06, 2011 9:38 am

mind over matter Doc ;)

or like Aristoteles said: "The whole is greater than the sum of its parts."

what you did is a "bit" like comparing apples and oranges.

So is a book just physical or is there more to it then what you just can pick up and flip open?

I find this wikipedia articles somehow funny. Just a random question. Do you believe anything which can be edited by anyone @ anytime?

I know lots of this funny people who want to prove something and the only thing they can come up with is a wikipedia article ;)

Don't takes this personally. It's just a common observation of mine in general.

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Post by KrazeeXXL » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:16 am

GamesOrStudy wrote:no they allways use a 24 hour clock in star trek

regardless of star systems


e.g.
0100 hours

2200 hours

lol

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

hey pal, I don't care if you spam me 14 times with the same pm's but if you don't have something topic-related to say:

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Post by Dr_Breen » Wed Jul 06, 2011 10:20 am

there's other sources that prove 6*10^79 is fairly correct. of course you still have measure misstakes as this is just a general estimate made by some scientists.

so i rest my case and say that guy's calculations are intresting but impossible.
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Post by eber3 » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:07 pm

GamesOrStudy wrote:no they allways use a 24 hour clock in star trek

regardless of star systems


e.g.
0100 hours

2200 hours

lol

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Well... a starfleet facility does. DS9 used the Bajoran day, which if I recall correctly was 26 hrs a day.

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Post by marhawkman » Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:59 pm

2^100 = 1,267,650,600,228,229,401,496,703,205,376 or ~ 12 * 10^29

that's not even vaguely close to 6*10^79.

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Post by Dr_Breen » Wed Jul 06, 2011 5:29 pm

lol you're right. i got a zero to much on my calc. made my number explode.
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Post by KrazeeXXL » Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:47 am

ok, we're carried away with the kiloquads "a bit" ;) but you still can solve my question.

hint:
iirc, they mentioned the arithmetic operations in these episodes. so it should be very easy to compare it to actual pc's

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Post by HsojVvad » Sat Jul 09, 2011 11:54 am

Ok, I am lost here now LOL, what was the original quesiton agian? LMFAO. This blew way over my head with such large numbers.
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Post by marhawkman » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:03 pm

how many Kilobytes do the computers of enterprise D and Voyager hold? (paraphrased)

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Post by Transwarp » Sat Jul 09, 2011 2:16 pm

I am quite sure that nobody will come up with the right answer to this question. :(
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Post by Transwarp » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:13 pm

I have to surrender. For my part, I say, whoever posted the question (can't even remember), please post the answer.
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Post by KrazeeXXL » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:15 pm

well if you've read the question, the intention myself was to find an answer to it...

and I will find one eventually. in the meantime, go on if you wish.

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