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    hdd railgun

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      What a chaotically, beautifully, simple comment

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        would have to be SSDs. A railgun would destroy the data on spinning rust.

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        The image is generated by correlating petabytes of data, which are shipped from the telescopes to the data centers in hard disks via airplane.

        “Never underestimate the bandwidth of a station wagon full of tapes hurtling down the highway.” - Andrew S. Tanenbaum

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          We are sure that these questions can be answered and that the Sneakernet is the future. Besides the packet loss problem, that can become… problematic. And that so many hard disks don’t actually exist. Details.

          Also, latency.

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            This is real science.