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Date: 11/06/11 10:29 AM

29 Responses to How Much Does The Internet Weigh?

  1. Profile photo of skienite
    skienite Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2011 at 10:31 am
    Link: How Much Does The Internet Weigh? - Science!
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    dragonlord31 Male 30-39
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    November 6, 2011 at 10:42 am
    Wow, this blows my mind!
  3. Profile photo of piperfawn
    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    November 6, 2011 at 10:42 am
    Clean and interesting post.
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    Pooptart19 Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2011 at 10:42 am
    This is heavy.
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    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2011 at 10:48 am
    Brought to you by Al Gore

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    Buiadh Male 30-39
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    November 6, 2011 at 10:48 am
    Intersting.

    My only gripe is the change from metric measurement to imperial.
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    LillianDulci Female 18-29
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    November 6, 2011 at 10:50 am
    Why`d he let the strawberry drop to the floor? :(
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    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
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    November 6, 2011 at 11:04 am
    I`m not sure. The kindle gains weight when you fill it with data? It gets its data wirelessly, so where does the mass come from? Sure, those gates might end up with more electrons in them, but those electrons had to be already there in the first place.
    So maybe this means the actual data has mass (which is the whole point), but the kindle itself doesn`t gain any.
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    Monosandalos Male 30-39
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    November 6, 2011 at 11:30 am
    @xmastree_ph: Those extra electrons come from the battery. So when you next charge your Kindle, it will weigh more. In theory.
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    danagamer Male 30-39
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    November 6, 2011 at 11:42 am
    WOW! NOW THAT`S REALLY zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.
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    ladyObored Female 18-29
    408 posts
    November 6, 2011 at 11:54 am
    ...what...?
  12. Profile photo of Molehouse
    Molehouse Male 13-17
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    November 6, 2011 at 12:01 pm
    Imperial measurements? Really, America?
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    hatface Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    That was absolutely fantastic. Really, really mind blowing.
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    Rick_S Male 40-49
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    November 6, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    One thing that is flawed, I believe, about his logic regarding the mass of the information on the Internet, is that much of it is NOT stored electronically, but magnetically. The material used to store information on a hard drive is always present, it`s just magnetized one way or another. Changing it`s polarity shouldn`t change it`s mass (think about flipping a bar magnet around). Solid state stuff, I can definitely see.
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    Justin9235 Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    @Molehouse
    We keep it legit. Don`t be a hater.
  16. Profile photo of Viden
    Viden Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2011 at 1:24 pm
    Did anyone else go "Look, he`s in a holodeck!" I`m such a hopeless nerd...
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    Fazerella Female 13-17
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    November 6, 2011 at 1:48 pm
    This guy`s channel has some really amazing videos. I recommend checking them out.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 6, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    WRONG. Those gates use charge transfer, the charges are always balanced. Doesn`t really "gain" anything.
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
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    November 6, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    #$%&@!!! GODDAMN IDIOT!!!! PASSING ON HIS STUPIDITY TO THE NEXT GENERATION!!!! The battery doesn`t "gain weight", either! This jackhole seems to think all the electrons run out of it and you have to fill it back up again!! DUMBASS!!! %*&$#@ DUMBASS!!!
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    Wake me up when the Internet gets to weight an ounce
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    November 6, 2011 at 6:07 pm
    Of course the internet weighs very little. Information is measured in bytes, not grams.... silly vsauce guy. In fact the whole point of technological development is to not make it weigh as much, ie, less electrons per byte, ie less power used per calculation or per byte stored.
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2011 at 1:00 am
    This reminds me of The IT Crowd... "It`s so light!"
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
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    November 7, 2011 at 4:29 am
    Spock knows this.
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    paperduck Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2011 at 4:32 am
    This is dumb, data can`t be measured by weight. it`s like asking what color is the internet?
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2011 at 7:34 am
    @paperduck, well that`s obvious. The internet is a rainbow. A rainbow being shat by a pop tart cat.
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    gcghost Male 30-39
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    November 7, 2011 at 12:15 pm
    @paperduck Ok. Which weighs more, a blank sheet of paper or an identical piece of paper with words printed on it?
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    November 7, 2011 at 9:46 pm
    "This is dumb, data can`t be measured by weight. it`s like asking what color is the internet? "

    he even explained out it could be in the video...
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    November 8, 2011 at 7:46 am

    The most useless thing to know.
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    Izaq Male 30-39
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    November 11, 2011 at 4:48 am
    The internet weighs nothing!

    The explanation in the video is bogus. If you put an electron in a flash cell the electrical field would cause the same the same positive charge to be stored on the opposing side of the capacitor. The positive charge is the lack of an electron.

    Hence, putting an electron in a flash device makes an electron leave the device. (Or else there would be no current running through the device either).

    Therefore a flash device weighs the same no matter if all zeros or all ones are stored in it.

    Therefore the internet weighs nothing!

    Or think of it another way: If we all agreed that 0 is 1, and 1 is 0 (inverted storage), then the weight of the internet would be negative?

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