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It took 60 seconds to pass 10M (M=million) records.
Hm. 10e6 in a minute suggests a total time for 1e9 of well under 2 hours.
This post mentions a time of 5 hours. What changed?
With the rise and rise of 'Social' network sites: 'Computers are making people easier to use everyday'
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"Science is about questioning the status quo. Questioning authority".
In the absence of evidence, opinion is indistinguishable from prejudice.
In reply to Re^5: selecting columns from a tab-separated-values file