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Dearest Spermologists,

I learned today that one single sperm holds 37.5MB data !...now that's quite a lot considering how small they are ............Now the typical male ejaculate lasts circa 3 seconds that's a hell of a lot of data transfer !..about 1403808 gigabytes

Look here's a speedy tad !



A Speedy Tad earlier Today



Nice eh ?...being delivered to keep a ewe happy next Tuesday !! :-)


So, what is all this data inside a sperm ?..How do they  calculate that one sperm has 37.5mb ?




I just do not know !...do ewe ?



hugs and shmishes


mwah mwah


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Re: What Is The 37.5MB of Data Kept In one Spermy Wermy ?
« Reply #1 on: 15/03/2011 23:30:50 »
Depends how many bits in your byte ...

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Various implementations of C and C++ define a byte as 8, 9, 16, 32, or 36 bits.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte#Common_uses

The human genome is about 3 billion base pairs*. You could map that to 6 gigabits
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=37826.msg347129#msg347129
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Re: What Is The 37.5MB of Data Kept In one Spermy Wermy ?
« Reply #2 on: 16/03/2011 03:38:36 »
The uses of a lowercase "b" usually refers to bits, so Neil's number strikes me as being a tad low.
 

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Re: What Is The 37.5MB of Data Kept In one Spermy Wermy ?
« Reply #3 on: 16/03/2011 10:22:56 »
The uses of a lowercase "b" usually refers to bits, so Neil's number strikes me as being a tad low.
It does look low, doesn't it?
Could it be that many of the pairs are non-active now - evolutionary fossils of out-of-date commands.
Either that or our spermy friend has been using WinRar! :D

Now the typical male ejaculate lasts circa 3 seconds that's a hell of a lot of data transfer !..about 1403808 gigabytes

Unless you're 17 the 'buffering' process per transfer tends to take quite while though ;D
 

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What Is The 37.5MB of Data Kept In one Spermy Wermy ?
« Reply #4 on: 16/03/2011 18:51:43 »
The uses of a lowercase "b" usually refers to bits, so Neil's number strikes me as being a tad low.

Sheesh...if ewe did the maths then ewe would have realised that I made a typo error !!..now corrected !!
 

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What Is The 37.5MB of Data Kept In one Spermy Wermy ?
« Reply #5 on: 17/03/2011 03:55:11 »
That still strikes me as being a bit small. How do we "normalize" genetic "bits" with computer binary "bits"?

Am I correct in thinking a genetic "bit" can have one of four possible states, whereas an electronic "bit" usually only has two possible states?
 

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