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### How storage affect if we use tertiary language? [duplicate]

as we uses binary language in all the computer systems around us which consist of 0s and 1s (Off and On) bits. Let assume that someone is developing a computer system based on tertiary system -1, 0, 1 ...
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### Why storage for gadgets have capacity standards(why 16-32-64GB, but not 20-40-60GB) [closed]

The question is why all gadgets have standard storage capacity. Why 64GB,but not 60GB? Is there any logic or it's just a standard?
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### How are the number of bytes less than the number of pixels in an image?

Lets take, for example this jpeg image here The image there is 400 x 300, or 120000 pixels and The file size of the image (on my computer) is shown to be 65171 bytes. This means the computer ...
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### Is there a name for “density” of information?

If we compare multimedia and text, if we have n bytes of text and compare it with n bytes of video, then we would be likely to think that n bytes of text is "more" information than n bytes of video ...
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### Representing Computations on Transcendental Numbers

Consider the set of transcendental numbers that are not compressible to a finite base-2 representation. How can I compute multiples (more generally, any algebraic computation) of one of these numbers,...
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### Determining HD Content [closed]

A storage system has 6 hard drives set up as RAID 5, where HD 6 is the parity disk using odd parity. One day, the system crashes due to failure of HD4. During recovery, we find out that HD1 stores ...
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### How can I formalize key value stores with set theory?

I'm currently developing a simple key-value NoSQL store and want to build its formal model. I found article about key value formalisation with category theory, but I'm interested are there some works ...
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### Why do computers use binary, instead of ternary, or some other logic system? [duplicate]

In binary a unit (bit), can store 2 separate values. if you have ternary, then a unit can store 3 separate values. why then don't computers use higher bases, for example in ternary you could have 3 ...
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### Why don't hard drives actually delete data?

As far as I understand it, when you delete a file from trash/recycle bin the file isn't actually erased from memory but is instead marked as being okay to be over written. So, my question is as to ...
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### A “triangular” data structure for commutative relationships

A multiplication table is symmetric over a diagonal, so only about $n^2/2$ of the elements in an $n \times n$ multiplication table contain unique information. Same goes for addition tables. In fact, ...
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### How to store factorials? [closed]

Can someone help me to store the factorial of large numbers such as 100! efficiently? UPDATE: obviously, storing the argument rather than the factorial digits themselves achieves a significant saving....
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### Extending the causal memory model to wide-area distributed storage systems

In the seminal paper "Causal memory: definitions, implementations, and programming", distributed causal memory is defined to ensures that all the processes in a system agree on the relative ordering ...
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### Why is data stored on a flash disk irretrievable if the memory chip is cracked? [closed]

All data recovery companies, regardless of skill, unanimously say that if the memory chip of a device has just a hair line crack, data recovery is impossible. Not unlikely, not expensive, but ...
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### What is the difference between storage media and storage devices [closed]

I am having confusion whether storage media and storage devices are the same terms. I found on this yahoo answers page that ...
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### Does the performance of matrix multiplication depend on the storage of the array?

Two matrices can be stored in either row major or column major order in contiguous memory. Does the time complexity of computing their multiplication vary depending on the storage scheme? That is, I ...
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### Why do some filesystems have fragmentation and others don't?

I try to understand why fragmentation is a problem for NTFS and FAT but not when using inodes. In all cases, files are not necessarily stored in a contiguous fashion so I don't see the problem for the ...
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### SSTF disk scheduling algorithm? What if lowest seek times are equal in either direction?

Using the Shortest-Seek-Time-First (SSTF) disk scheduling algorithm (where we select a request with a minimum seek time from the current head position), what happens if the requests in both directions ...
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### Processes and Segmentation

The following problem was on my final and in Gate 2006, but I don't understand how to solve it: Different methods of memory management have different overheads: ...
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### Calculate storage requirements for a data set

I have a simple problem. I can't seem to even find the right search terms to get me pointed in the direction I need to be heading. I'm writing a bunch of integers to disk. Lot's of them. Starting ...