Randall Munroe: Comics that ask "what if?"
Randall Munroe - Cartoonist
Randall Munroe sketches elegant and illuminating explanations of the weird science and math questions that keep geeks awake at night. Full bio
also starts to disintegrate.
were stored on punch cards,
about their operations,
how many data centers Google has,
aren't revealing anything.
a certain amount of money.
drive market are they taking up,
many of these centers they have.
of electricity to run the servers,
then you could figure out
with a lot of different quantities,
the total amount of storage,
number of drives per server,
number you're trying to get.
their hardware that way.
look at pizza delivery drivers.
the Google data centers are,
don't know what's going on there,
there are a bunch of holes,
inside that is another code,
around on a piece of paper,
About the speaker:Randall Munroe - Cartoonist
Randall Munroe sketches elegant and illuminating explanations of the weird science and math questions that keep geeks awake at night.
Why you should listen
One of a small group of professional web cartoonists, math obsessive and chronic explainer Randall Munroe dazzles the online world (and racks up millions of monthly page views) with the meaninglessly-named (and occasionally heartbreaking) webcomic xkcd.
Munroe’s blog What If? specializes in cunning answers to, as the Atlantic put it, "the kinds of of wonderful and fanciful hypotheticals that might arise when the nerdily inclined get together in bars," like “How fast can you hit a speed bump while driving and live?” or “What would happen if a hair dryer with continuous power was turned on and put in an airtight 1x1x1 meter box?” As he told Math Horizons, I really enjoy solving these kinds of things, and it’s a bonus if I realize that I can put boxes around it and make it a comic."
He is also the author of the book Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words.
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