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# Here's what you find when you scan the entire Internet in an hour (The Washington Post)

## Here's what you find when you scan the entire Internet in an hour (The Washington Post)

Posted Aug 21, 2013 20:24 UTC (Wed) by Cyberax (✭ supporter ✭, #52523)
In reply to: Here's what you find when you scan the entire Internet in an hour (The Washington Post) by johill
Parent article: Here's what you find when you scan the entire Internet in an hour (The Washington Post)

Well, I knew that 1 gigasecond is about 20 years. So if we're looking at 44 minutes times ~4 gigaseconds then it's going to be at least thousands of years.

I hadn't calculated the number exactly - if something is going to take more than a thousand years then it doesn't really matter.

Here's what you find when you scan the entire Internet in an hour (The Washington Post)

Posted Aug 28, 2013 16:24 UTC (Wed) by mathstuf (subscriber, #69389) [Link]

> Well, I knew that 1 gigasecond is about 20 years.

30 is much better (it's actually 31.69).

Here's what you find when you scan the entire Internet in an hour (The Washington Post)

Posted Aug 29, 2013 8:44 UTC (Thu) by anselm (subscriber, #2796) [Link]

The usual quip is »π seconds are a nanocentury«.