From: Eliezer S. Yudkowsky (email@example.com)
Date: Thu Apr 12 2001 - 21:30:42 MDT
> hmm ...
> the human genome is about 3.0e8 base pairs;
> four possible bases, so each base = 2 bits;
> 6.0e8 bits / 8 bits/byte = 7.5e7 bytes;
> ... so far so good but ...
Hey, wait a minute. It's 3.0e9 base pairs. Not 3.0e8. 7.5e8 bytes. Not
7.5e7. I stand by my later statement that I have failed to extract useful
information, but at least my numbers were right.
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Eliezer S. Yudkowsky http://singinst.org/
Research Fellow, Singularity Institute for Artificial Intelligence
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