[ATTACH=right]21490[/ATTACH]Imagine lining up 57.5 billion Apple iPads to build a wall measuring about 4000 miles long and 60 feet high. To put that into perspective, think of the Great Wall of China cloned and stacked on one top of the other, that's how big we are talking here folks. Now imagine all of those iPads stuffed choc-a-bloc with data. 1.8 zettabytes (or 1 billion terabytes if you prefer) of it to be precise. That, somewhat incredulously, is the amount of data that will be created globally just this year according to the new IDC Digital Universe study '[URL="http://www.emc.com/collateral/analyst-reports/idc-extracting-value-from-chaos-ar.pdf"]Extracting Value from …
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News Story Is this kid the ultimate Microsoft ubergeek?
I have [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story220053.html"]written before[/URL] about child geeks, such as M. Lavinashree from Pakistan who passed her Microsoft Certified Professional exam at the age nine. At the time of writing she was busy studying for the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer exams. However, I think I may have stumbled on an even bigger, or should that be smaller, child ubergeek. Marko Calasan, from Macedonia, is also just nine years old and also pretty keen on Microsoft certifications. So keen, in fact, that he already has four of the things! According to an interview published at [URL="http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2010/020510-marko.html"]Network World[/URL] young Marko is studying for …
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News Story Is this the ultimate geek test?
Just how much of a geek are you? Do you know who Sergey Brin is? Can you solve a Rubik's Cube, in under five minutes? Do you know the value of Pi beyond 3.14? Would you spend a small fortune to get [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry4607.html"]satnav on your mobile[/URL]? Or maybe strap a large sucker to your thigh to hold your iPhone in place when sitting down in public? I did not make that last one up, honest. There really is a company which is marketing an iPhone accessory which is, essentially, just a large sucker cup attached to some velcro which straps …
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News Story Museum of Computing does a Schwarzenegger
There are not too many times when one gets to connect the former Hollywood action hero and current Governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, with the shrine to geekdom that is the UK Museum of Computing. So when one comes up you really do have to grab it and run. The connection being a famous Schwarzenegger quote. No, not "Gay marriage is something that should be between a man and a woman" or even "It's simple, if it jiggles, it's fat." I was thinking more of that classic Terminator line "I'll be back." It was a little under a year ago …
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News Story 1234567890 it is UNIX Time!
Did anyone else get just a wee zing of excitement at 11.30pm (GMT) last night? I will admit to raising my glass and downing a large Jim Beam Black in order to celebrate the fact that UNIX Time had hit 123 billion seconds. OK, so I am a geek, what can I say? Other than, perhaps, I was most certainly not alone. Indeed, [URL="http://www.1234567890day.com/"]UNIX Epoch Time parties[/URL] were springing up all over the planet, it would seem, in order to celebrate that milestone. What bloody milestone you might be wondering, and the answer is also a little geeky. You see …
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News Story Would you pass the Obama Geek Test?
Barack Obama is the very definition of an Internet politico-geek, not least as I just invented the term. However, there is no denying that the President-Elect of the US has understood the power of the Internet, the power of social networking, better than any other political candidate for high office. His application of that understanding helped drive his campaign, and ultimately Obama himself, all the way to the White House. From appearing in [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/21171/532/"]Xbox 360 games[/URL] to developing an [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/20985/53/"]iPhone Obama application[/URL], the campaign has been geeky all the way. It has [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry2666.html"]used Twitter[/URL] and taunted [URL="http://www.itwire.com/content/view/20618/53/"]Lamer McCain.[/URL] But now …
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