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Old 09-29-2012, 11:30 AM   #1
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Cool How many bits are there in an average human?


How many bits are there in an average human?

And, yeah... I spelled it correctly, "bits".

Keep on posting the answers, I will tell you the real answer soon when I think I should.
 
Old 09-29-2012, 12:18 PM   #2
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Its answerable if you define what a "bit" is in this context.
 
Old 09-29-2012, 12:44 PM   #3
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bites can be counted easily....
 
Old 09-29-2012, 01:25 PM   #4
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Ask a cannibal.
 
Old 09-29-2012, 04:37 PM   #5
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As mentioned above -- there can be no answer without a few more definitions.
 
Old 09-29-2012, 06:47 PM   #6
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It's obvious - the answer is 42!
 
Old 09-29-2012, 07:34 PM   #7
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DNA is binary, so I say it is the number of pairings in a human DNA strand.
 
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DNA is binary, so I say it is the number of pairings in a human DNA strand.
Really? DNA has 4 values (AGCT) and code for protein in triplets. And you don't even want to ask about how the 3D structure of DNA is involved.

DNA may be lots of things, but binary it ain't.
 
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Let's ask Mr. Owl.
 
Old 09-29-2012, 09:35 PM   #10
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Really? DNA has 4 values (AGCT) and code for protein in triplets. And you don't even want to ask about how the 3D structure of DNA is involved.

DNA may be lots of things, but binary it ain't.
Then there's the redundancy and the junk sequences...
 
Old 09-29-2012, 09:54 PM   #11
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I would hazard that there's an entire torrent of bits.
 
Old 09-29-2012, 09:55 PM   #12
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"an average human" : 16 bytes or 128 bits (if you include spaces and ignore question mark
 
Old 09-29-2012, 10:37 PM   #13
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Really? DNA has 4 values (AGCT) and code for protein in triplets. And you don't even want to ask about how the 3D structure of DNA is involved.

DNA may be lots of things, but binary it ain't.
I thought the four values (AGCT) could pair up in only one of two possible combinations. Hmm... Maybe I need to do some reading.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 02:49 AM   #14
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Then there's the redundancy and the junk sequences...
Yeah, but how can you tell ? It may look like random junk, but what if it's not...
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/250006.php
 
Old 09-30-2012, 10:04 AM   #15
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The answer is...... 10,000,000,000,000 bits! Converted to Terabytes would be... 1.13 TB.

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