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Old 09-30-2012, 09:06 AM   #16
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An average human body contains 10,000,000,000,000 bits or converted in to terabytes would be 1.13 terabytes.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:09 AM   #17
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An average human body contains 10,000,000,000,000 bits or converted in to terabytes would be 1.13 terabytes.
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No it doesn't, you are wrong.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 12:16 PM   #18
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I don't get it.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 01:55 PM   #19
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The answer is :-
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13.37 !!! But it may be 14 now I guess.

(Stupid_to_stupid you see)

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Old 09-30-2012, 02:16 PM   #20
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Considering the human body replaces cells all the time and that others create more cells I really think the word average is a little to general, but wait we are in general so that may be ok then.

This is a question that is similar to in some ways this thread.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 02:33 PM   #21
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What I was getting at is that no definition of the type of information has been given. Nor has a definition of "contains" been given. It could be said that the state of every particle in every cell is information -- to reproduce a human exactly you would need this information after all. I think there are more than a few Terabytes of information involved in recording the exact position of sub-atomic particles...
Purely going on DNA do you count non-human cells such as bacteria, viruses and other parasites, symbiotes and the like?
The question was too general and no working was given for the answer so 42, 13.37 and 14 are equally as valid.
If it is going on DNA it could be argued that, since all nucleated cells contain effectively the same DNA sequence, the information content is that of one strand of DNA plus a few diffs.
 
Old 09-30-2012, 10:45 PM   #22
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And none of the DMA-based answers even consider how many bits of information are stored in a typical human brain.

And, how about the naughty bits? Don't they count too?
 
Old 09-30-2012, 11:11 PM   #23
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an average human = 01100001 01101110 00100000 01100001 01110110 01100101 01110010 01100001 01100111 01100101 00100000 01101000 01110101 01101101 01100001 01101110 = 128 bits and to make it mildly naughty : 256* nibbles, which could, by some standards, be considered foreplay.
I know it's a bit daft but it does answer the question.

edit : *oops I doubled the wrong one. 16 bytes : 32 nibbles. Hmmm, not so good. Premature paronomasia.

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