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Einstein papers online

  1. Dec 6, 2014 #1

    jedishrfu

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  3. Dec 7, 2014 #2

    Doug Huffman

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  4. Dec 7, 2014 #3
    Really neat to look through! Need some translations though :)
     
  5. Dec 7, 2014 #4

    Doug Huffman

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    My neighbors and I recently discussed "Big Data" and the difficulty indexing it. Precisely the volume of Einstein's papers was mentioned. I struggle with Martin Luther's 15,000 pages of writings, and sermons. Browsing is not particularly useful in big-data.
     
  6. Dec 7, 2014 #5

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    15,000 pages is a daunting amount of data when it's dumped in from of you, but it's not "big data" in the modern sense. 15,000 pages at a few hundreds of words per page and maybe ten characters per word, you're talking tens of megabytes. A random American grocery store generates and warehouses that much data every hour or so.
     
  7. Dec 7, 2014 #6

    Doug Huffman

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    Thank you. My contribution to the Big Data conversation was the Worldwide LHC Computing Grid analyzing 25 PB a^-1. Also a recent gift of a 1 TB HDD of DRM free music that is almost unusable for lack of an index.
     
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