My name is Dakota and I have a problem.
While writing this I realized that what I do is more of a common phenomena than I thought.
I now know that the urge to collect data and keep it indefinitely is something millions of people do! This includes business.
In the business world this is called Big Data. It is how corporations track what you like, do, and interested in so they can market to you.
Creepy Huh? Check this video out. That guy sounded nice....
Anyways! This is about how I collect and hoard data.
Well Everything I do is saved, backed up, and able to be searched.
As I explained in Problem With Data I store a plethora of images, videos, and random media. In fact I need over 40 terabytes of space to contain it all!
To break that down:
4Mb is the size of a photo
4GB is around 1000 Songs
40GB – 10 Full HD 2-Hour Movies
1000GB is = 1 Terabyte
1 Terabyte = 2 Million Photos
I have 40 Terabytes of storage.
80 Million Photos? Nope.
A breakdown of my stroage vault:
<100Gb = Documents ( Word/PDF/Excel)
500Gb = Music
900gb ~<1Tb = Photos
That equals to around 13.6 TB of storage that is my everyday media use.
Now for the fun part!
Remaining is just over 26 Terabytes to play with. Well I download everything I can. Literally.
I have a server named “Columbus” that actively goes on the internet and downloads and saves entire websites at a time! Images/Articles/PDfs… everything.
Something I found.
From firstname.lastname@example.org Mon Mar 1 13:22:07 1993 Sender: email@example.com Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Mystery of the killer towels In-Reply-To: Your message of "Sun, 28 Feb 93 23:43:31 PST." <9303010743.AA28851@dante.lbl.gov> Status: O Terry - Here's the reference you wanted: JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), Nov. 11, 1988, p. 2697, "Soda Pop Vending Machine Injuries". [Following summary by Jeremy Elson] ------------- 3-NEVER, EVER, TRY TO GET A FREE DRINK BY ROCKING THE MACHINE. Do not ignore this piece of advice! Attempting to obtain a free drink by rocking the machine back and forth can result in serious personal injury or death! An article in the Journal of the American Medical Association (Nov. 11, 1988, p. 2697) documents 15 cases in which men trying to get a can out of the machine were crushed. 3 died, the other 12 required hospitalization for injuries such as fractures of the skull, toe, ankle, tibia, femur, and pelvis; intercerebral bleeding; knee contusion; and one punctured bladder. The article states that because the sodas are located in the upper half of the machine (so that they can fall into the dispensing slot), the center of gravity of the machine is abnormally high and the machine will fall after it has been tipped only 20 degrees, a deceptively small angle. A large, fully loaded machine can weigh in excess of 1000 pounds. I strongly advocate the policy whereby all Juice Machines must display the label "WARNING: Tipping this machine or any other unstable object weighing in excess of 1000 pounds onto yourself can result in serious bladder injury or death."
This was an email that was sent over 23 years ago! There are millions of these simply sitting on the internet.
Have you ever need a technical writeup on a 25-year-old hard drive?
SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, INC. Customer Technical Support FAX Network +1 408 438-8137 Customer Technical Support Bulletin Boards (300-9600, 8-N-1) ЪДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДВДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДї і United States +1 408 438-8771 і United Kingdom +44 628 478011 і ГДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДЕДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДґ і Germany +49 89 140-9331 і Singapore +65 227-2217 і АДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДБДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДДЩ (C)opyright 1991 ST-8851K (97209-850) Sabre 4 ST-8851K 97209-850 Sabre 4 UNFORMATTED CAPACITY _____________________851 FORMATTED CAPACITY (xx SECTORS) __________ AVERAGE SECTORS PER TRACK (with spares)___ ACTUATOR TYPE ____________________________STRAIGHT ARM TRACKS ___________________________________ CYLINDERS ________________________________1,381 HEADS ____________________________________15 DISCS (8 in) _____________________________9 MEDIA TYPE _______________________________THIN FILM HEAD TYPE ________________________________THIN FILM RECORDING METHOD _________________________RLL (2,7) EXTERNAL TRANSFER RATE (mbytes/sec) ______2.46 SPINDLE SPEED (RPM) ______________________3,600 AVERAGE LATENCY (mSEC) ___________________8.33 BUFFER ___________________________________ INTERFACE ________________________________IPI-2 BYTES PER TRACK __________________________41,088 SECTORS PER DRIVE ________________________ BYTES PER CYLINDER _______________________616,320 TPI (TRACKS PER INCH) ____________________1,089 BPI (BITS PER INCH) ______________________19,816 AVERAGE ACCESS (ms) ______________________15 SINGLE TRACK SEEK (ms) ___________________4 MAX FULL SEEK (ms) _______________________30 MTBF (power-on hours) Class A Room _______100,000 MTBF (power-on hours) Office _____________100,000 POWER DISSIPATION (watts/BTU) ____________95/324.2 USER MANUAL PART NUMBER __________________83326010 OTHER ____________________________________Dual Access, Synchronized Spindles, Sweep Cycle Capability Physical: Height (inches/mm): 4.75/120.65 Width (inches/mm): 8.50/216 Depth (inches/mm): 14.7/373.38 Weight (lbs/kg): 32/15 Seagate reserves the right to change, without notice, product offerings or specifications. (10/23/91)
Oh the ST-8851K (97209-850) Sabre 4 how I remember thee.
Not really but this information is all able to be searched against.
Gather enough data and relationships begin to form. Who was who. Chain of command. Did this company work with this other company?
Since the internet is infinitely large there is an infinite amount of information out there.
Everyday check I go out and add Tb of storage to the server to make sure it can expand with the volume it is collecting.
I plan on making the data I collect public. I want to create the ability to search against it and map relationships.
This may be the start of Skynet.
My goal is to create a system that can perform open source intelligence all in one pretty little package.
Search: Dakota Watkins Address: ********** Age: ********* Family: ******** Social Media:****** Phone Number: ******** Gather more information? Y/N...... ______
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