Friday, April 10, 2009

All Digital content exist on all harddrives.

Let's say you have a terabyte hard drive. That means any digital content that exists, will exist and might exist up to a terabyte exists on your hard drive. You just need to organize the bits.

I am creating something that you feed a hex number, it is save as a .zip, and then an attempt is made to unzip it.
If it fails to unzip go to the next one and so on. If it opens, write that to a log and then take a look. Yes, this will produce a lot of garbage but the hits will be interesting.
Now imagine google dedicating a cluster to something like that, it would be awesome.

I wish I acted on this when I first thought of it; a 10Mb hard drive is easier to get ones mind around.

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What I mean by 'Idea'

By 'Idea' I mean something practical. This might be an improvement or something new but it should be practical.
For example:
"We should all have jet packs."
While a great idea, it's not very practical.
If I had an idea on how to improve the thrust/weight ratio, then that would be a practical idea. That being the only real problem that would need to be solved for jet packs.