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Compared to my 1st computer's memory ...

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This is my first computer
254 votes / 0%
My current one has 10 times as much
  869 votes / 3%
My current one has 100 times as much
  1783 votes / 6%
My current one has 1000 times as much
  4260 votes / 16%
My current one has 10000 times as much
  4170 votes / 15%
My current one has 100000 times as much
  4675 votes / 17%
My current one has 1000000 times as much
  7158 votes / 27%
640 KB
  3253 votes / 12%
26422 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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  • Missing alternative (Score:5, Interesting)

    by Z00L00K (682162) on Friday July 19, 2013 @09:39AM (#44326805) Homepage

    > 1 million times.

    First computer was a ZX80 with 1k of RAM, current has 16GB...

  • by jandrese (485) <> on Friday July 19, 2013 @11:00AM (#44327779) Homepage Journal
    My first was a Commodore 64, current machine has 4GB of RAM. I rounded to the nearest answer. Maybe the poll should have been expressed in powers of 2? I'm at 2^16 for instance. Might make it hard on all of those people who started out with 640kb machines though.
  • by Travco (1872216) on Friday July 19, 2013 @12:32PM (#44328931)
    >1 billion times My first computer was the Digicomp 1 with a miraculous (I think) 6 three bit bytes of plastic straw memory.
  • by Green Salad (705185) on Friday July 19, 2013 @06:02PM (#44332957) Homepage

    "...everything else also should have advanced at a similar rate." False premise. Different technologies advance at different rates, largely driven by demand and profit motive.

    Intel is not a government agency with a confused budget, mission and goals that change with each election. Intel always knows that it exists to make money. It expects to do it by continuously offering more function at reduced cost to a broader set of expanding markets. NASA is a government agency whose customers are the few politicians that control their budget.

    There's hope. NASA is steadily releasing its space monopoly yet, seeding the world with expert space knowledge while contributing to demand for space services. It's necessary for the economic development of space. It will evolve into a pure science and regulatory agency by dropping routine launch-services, exploration missions and placing more emphasis on X-Prize competitions and developing regulations promoting and governing private-sector access to space. Expect rapid space-tech engineering (engineering, not science) and commercial development by investor-financed space companies focused on communications, transportation logistics, mining. At a more mature market stage, expect competition to drive steady Intel-like advances, creating new markets and techniques for space logistics companies. (Air-launch, elevator delivery from Earth, ballistic shipments of space commodities to logistics outposts in deep space) Expect deliveries of space-hydrocarbons, financed by specific futures contracts traded on the stock market.

Always try to do things in chronological order; it's less confusing that way.


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