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Smallest space my belongings could fit (unbroken):

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Less than 1 cubic meter
  521 votes / 2%
Less than 5 cubic meters
  3982 votes / 21%
Less than 50 cubic meters
  7033 votes / 37%
Less than 500 cubic meters
  2573 votes / 13%
Less than 5000 cubic meters
  778 votes / 4%
My empire cannot be bound by such restrictions.
  4031 votes / 21%
18918 total votes.
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  • by tenco (773732) on Sunday December 18, 2011 @10:57AM (#38416264)

    Depends on storage media. (Now, this wasn't really too hard to figure out, wasn't it?)

    But as i can see that you're completely lost here and don't have the faintest idea how to do this simple arithmetic task for yourself - i will tell you how it would work with SDXC memory cards as an example.

    1 SDXC memory card has a volume of 32mm x 24mm x 2.1 mm = 32e-3m x 24e-3m x 2.1e-3m = 1.6128e-6 m^3
    So, in 1 cubic meter (m^3) fit 1m^3/(1.6128e-6m^3/1card) = 6.2e5 card(s)
    SDXC cards come in various capacities: 64GB to 2048GB
    So 1 cubic meter would hold from
    6.2e5card x 64GB/1card =~ 3.97e7GB
    up to
    6.25e5card x 2048GB/1card =~ 1.27e9GB

    What can we learn from this result?
    Since it spans 2 orders of magnitude, measuring a spacial volume with this unit of measurement isn't advisable.

  • by artor3 (1344997) on Sunday December 18, 2011 @06:32PM (#38419530)

    What is with this metric crap? This is an American site, use American measurements, dammit! For the record, my belongings fill approximately 120 hogsheads.

  • fail #5 - thinking nerds can count. Not everyone is a rocket scientist, and if NASA can't do the conversion math ...

    Missing options:
    1. I'm Divorced Ken - Divorced Barbie got all my sh*t, you insensitive clod!
    2. I'm Divorced Barbie - ask Ken, he'll know.
    3. I've been watching ToolTime re-runs. Fire up the Binford Crusher, Al!
    4. I didn't pay off the exorcist, so my possessions possess ME!
    5. I distributed my possessions under the GPL - who knows how much cruft other people have grafted onto them?
    6. I distributed my possessions under the BSD license - I don't have to tell you, but you're free to work it out yourself any way you want, honey!
    7. I work for Apple. I keep forgetting all my possessions in bars.
    8. I work for Microsoft. The EULA says I don't own any possessions, I just license them, and if they spontaneously catch fire and kill someone, it's not their problem.
    9. I run slashdot. I'd tell you, but every time I try to post it, I get a "Guru Meditation Error". (seriously, what's wrong with slashdot today)???
    10. I'm Sarah Palin. You'll have to read my lastest book. Then you can tell me, because I sure as h*ll don't waste time reading books!

    Edit: #4 - for the OCD-afflicted counting nazis.
    Edit: Hey - editing comments WORKS! I'm impressed!

  • by Anonymous Coward on Sunday December 18, 2011 @08:38PM (#38420262)

    Is your wife that fat??

  • by AK Marc (707885) on Sunday December 18, 2011 @09:57PM (#38420678)
    I packed my mother when she moved once. She got a medium size station wagon (large for a Japanese import, but nowhere near the size of a Caprice wagon or such). I spent hours playing furniture Tetris, getting two tables, 4 chairs, a bookcase, and all her belongings into a car. I knew it would be that bad that I bought her a full-sized spare and tied it to the roof, as it was a 5000 mile move, and getting to the spare in the back would have been impossible without taking hours taking stuff out. But no beds went with her. Still, either it fit in the car or she left it behind. Everything she owned fit in a Subaru Legacy wagon.

    It took her 4 hours of trying to unpack before she called me up begging for help. I told her that the "keystone" chair had to be removed first, and to do so required moving both front seats all the way forward and tilted. Without that chair out, none of the other furniture could be removed. I wish I had taken pictures.
  • by somersault (912633) on Monday December 19, 2011 @08:42AM (#38423090) Homepage Journal

    If you stop paying taxes, "your" property reverts back to the true owners.

    Are you talking about Native Americans, dinosaurs, or what?

  • Turtles (Score:5, Funny)

    by DarthVain (724186) on Monday December 19, 2011 @04:26PM (#38426460)

    Just go until you hit the first turtle, after that you know its just turtles all the way down.

There's no such thing as a free lunch. -- Milton Friendman


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