Scientists report Data Storage Explosion

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    I wonder how much of that 5 billion gigabytes is spam?
     
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    i don't know, but i'm sure it's a lot of spam
     
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    i was just reading an article in a PC mag the other day that was talking about a guy who's on a crusade against spam. he estimates that about 30% of all emails are spam. interesting.
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    i've herd about that, but i don't care, no company know's my e-mail address!!!!!!!! muahahahahaha!!!!!




    (this doesn't mean you start signing me up for everything... ok?)
     
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    That figure has recently been found to be quite a bit higher, and at one time, I heard it actually surpassed legit e-mail. Mail, after 3 weeks, is starting to get the hang of my particular Spam problem.

    Regarding that article, I doubt the 800Megs per person is very meaningful. I wonder how the figure that out - through harddrive sales? I've got the entire second season of STEnterprise on the drive right now. They must account for repeated data like that, and MP3s
     

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