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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • by tinman (2063) on 2005.12.15 13:31 (#45191) Journal

    I thought it was only the metadata anyway.. ie: a record of who connected/chatted where, rather than the actual transcript of the conversation.

    While I was actually reading the calculation (which seemed conservative, actually) - clearly, they'd be buying the largest possible disks for this use. Say 200GB disks (I'm sure there are larger). Assume a mean failure rate of 5% inside 6 months (again, conservative). If they (the ISPs) don't wish to say "sorry, that disk failed" when the authorities show up, they'll probably need to double that storage space, at the least.

    The storage scenario from hell just got better. I'm off to buy stock in HD and storage technology companies :)