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  •  Uh, your definition of stored is disingenuous. (2+ / 0-)
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    emal, Johnny Nucleo

    Stored data generally means its been written onto some long term storage device be it a hard drive or flash memory.  In other words, not RAM.

    Sure, data is stored for a fraction of a second before it is retransmitted but that is fundamentally different from storing data for years.

    "It was believed afterward that the man was a lunatic, because there was no sense in what he said." "The War Prayer" by Mark Twain

    by Quanta on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 11:00:36 AM PDT

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    •  In a court of law, stored is stored. It does not (1+ / 0-)
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      lunachickie

      matter what the method of storage is nor the length it is stored. Those are separate issues.

      We again come back to: "It depends on what the meaning of the word is is."

    •  The NSA facility in Utah is rumored to have (2+ / 0-)
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      Claudius Bombarnac, lunachickie

      . . . to have storage capabilities in terms of Exabytes and Zettabytes.

      That's an awesome amount of storage.

      Plus, you can expect that the NSA will "zip" the data so that it archives smaller.

      Celtic Merlin
      Carlinist

      Struggle with dignity against injustice. IS there anything more honorable that a person can do?

      by Celtic Merlin on Sun Jun 30, 2013 at 02:02:49 PM PDT

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