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Comment: Re:This seems horribly abusive of Google. (Score 4, Insightful) 429

by Nerd With Nalgene (#10104520) Attached to: GmailFS - The Google File System
They can of course break it any time they want but since 1 gigabyte in storage space costs, what, a handful of glass beads nowadays, do you really think enough people will bother with this to cause serious scalability problems for a search engine company that handles a hundred million hits per day?


Yeah, 1 gigabyte of storage costs a handful of glass beads.
But do you really think it will stay 1 gigabyte of storage?
It took this guy only 3 days to hack up this program in python. Give him another three days and he could make it register a dozen accounts and link them together transparently into one filesystem. In fact, it scales pretty easily to the point where I could have unlimited storage on Google's servers--and then it would be a problem for them, and they would have to break it.

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