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Re^5: Very Large Hex Combinationsby Anonymous Monk
|on Aug 04, 2005 at 16:23 UTC||Need Help??|
Eh, may I suggest starting with smaller sized pictures? Say, 8x8 bitmaps? Of which there are 18446744073709551616, each taking 8 bytes of storage. You only need 137438953472 disks of 1 Tb each to store them. Suppose you can install one such disk each second, and you never tire, you don't need sleep, you don't need to eat, and don't go to the bathroom. Furthermore, disk companies manage to supply you with enough disks. Then you only need 4355 years to install the disks to store your all your 8x8 bitmaps.
After doing the 8x8 bitmaps, you might want to tackle the 12x12 bitmaps. If you can install 1Tb of storage each second, you only need 9 * 10^35 years to install your storage.