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I'm a coder at a company and working at my PhD at the University of Minnesota, as well as developing a bunch of projects on the side.

Jul
23
revised How much does a gigabyte worth of data physically weigh on a hard disk?
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Jul
23
comment How much does a gigabyte worth of data physically weigh on a hard disk?
sorry about the original bad numbers, my area calculation was off by a bit (okay, WAY off)
Jul
23
revised How much does a gigabyte worth of data physically weigh on a hard disk?
fixed numbers, was WAY off before.
Jul
23
answered How much does a gigabyte worth of data physically weigh on a hard disk?
Jul
23
awarded  Commentator
Jul
23
comment How much does a gigabyte worth of data physically weigh on a hard disk?
@TheTXI - I'm actually researching now. It's difficult to determine though, because I can't find the thickness of an average hard drive platter (which also will tend to be smaller). Thinking of giving up as it may be trade secret or something and I'm not willing to tear apart a reasonable new hard drive to measure a platter with calipers. @Rich B - Hard drive companies are ALWAYS bragging about how they have increased their data density. Therefore gigabytes weigh less as time goes on.
Jul
23
comment How much does a gigabyte worth of data physically weigh on a hard disk?
TheTXI: which makes it a perfect SU question, because the answer can be updated to match the current technology. As gigabytes per square inch increases with new technology, a gigabyte on platter "weighs less".
Jul
23
comment How much does a gigabyte worth of data physically weigh on a hard disk?
Obviously the disk won't weigh more with a gigabyte on it than without. Could the question could be rephrased: how much does the physical platter space required to store a gigabyte of data weigh?
Jul
23
answered ksh equivalent of perl $! error reason
Jul
22
revised Find what package a file belongs to in Ubuntu/Debian?
added bookmark URL
Jul
22
answered How to download a URL as a file?
Jul
22
answered Is there a way to use Dvorak keyboard layout, but with command keys mapped to qwerty?
Jul
22
answered Find what package a file belongs to in Ubuntu/Debian?
Jul
20
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
19
awarded  Scholar
Jul
19
accepted Transparent, unicode X terminal not tied to a Desktop Environment?
Jul
18
comment Transparent, unicode X terminal not tied to a Desktop Environment?
xterm does not have transparency, which is what I am looking for.
Jul
18
asked Transparent, unicode X terminal not tied to a Desktop Environment?
Jul
17
comment Booting Linux off USB pendrives
They're real moving things. They are a larger version of these: distrob.cs.umn.edu/explorer.php
Jul
15
awarded  Student