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How Heavy Is the Internet?

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the he's-not-heavy-he's-my-router dept.

The Internet 174

An anonymous reader writes "Ever wondered how much the internet physically weighs? 498,438,559,990kg, according to CNET. To reach this figure, they added together public data on the weight of every computer, server and connecting cable. To this they added 6,075,000kg of iPhones, and over 6,800,000kg of Blackberries. Finally, they added the weight of 287,524 viruses and 85 billion+ webpages."

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OOOPS! (1)

Philip K Dickhead (906971) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179206)

I just typed something, and made it heavier than that!

Re:OOOPS! (4, Funny)

WaywardGeek (1480513) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179292)

Sorry for this lame thought: One day, long after it as it becomes self-aware, the Internet will collapse under it's own weight into a black hole, becoming the creator of a whole new universe.

Re:OOOPS! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30180468)

At the current rate of growth, the weight of the internet will slowly sink the US to below sea level by 2050

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Re:OOOPS! (1)

dziban303 (540095) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180484)

Coolest thing I've heard today.

Re:OOOPS! (1)

jecowa (1152159) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179344)

Yeah, the internet had to install a hard drive for that post of yours. And a second one for the backup. Those two hard drive should add almost 0.2 kg to the total weight of the internet.

Re:OOOPS! (1)

Elary (1487257) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179800)

He made more electrons move every time someone downloads this page... Moving objects has more mass... This is slashdot... He made Internet a lot heavier...

Slightly heavier then... (5, Funny)

Anachragnome (1008495) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179218)

"How Heavy Is the Internet?"

Slightly heavier then the total weight of the worlds useless journalists.

Re:Slightly heavier then... (1)

Platemaster (1502871) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179336)

"How Heavy Is the Internet?"

Slightly heavier then the total weight of the worlds useless journalists.

Can't agree more, it's worse to be the guy who actually makes this research though.

hey don't joke about this (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30179426)

its a systems of tubes I tell you. it's a system of tubes that already weighs half a billion tonnes so dont add more

Re:Slightly heavier then... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30179444)

I would narrow it down to just the staff of crave.cnet.co.uk.

Re:Slightly heavier then... (5, Funny)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179458)

What a fucked up metric. That's like asking "how red is 7?" or "what's the personality of a grapefruit?"

Re:Slightly heavier then... (5, Funny)

tool462 (677306) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179500)

"how red is 7?"

Just about half, assuming 4 bits per channel.

"what's the personality of a grapefruit?"

Bitter.

Re:Slightly heavier then... (3, Interesting)

Philip K Dickhead (906971) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179594)

Top half or bottom?

Re:Slightly heavier then... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30180054)

Depends on the architecture.

Re:Slightly heavier then... (5, Funny)

TubeSteak (669689) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179686)

What a fucked up metric. That's like asking "how red is 7?" or "what's the personality of a grapefruit?"

Your momma is so fat, her circumference is 3.1415 internets.
/idleispants

Re:Slightly heavier then... (1)

Xeno man (1614779) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179830)

Mmmmm... Pie internets....

Re: That's like asking "how red is 7?" (1)

Animaether (411575) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179914)

What a fucked up metric. That's like asking "how red is 7?"

That's not nearly as f'ed up as you might think. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grapheme-color_synesthesia [wikipedia.org]

Ask enough people and I'm sure you can actually come to an appropriate answer to the question of just how red the number 7 is.

Re:Slightly heavier then... (1)

LowlyWorm (966676) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180316)

It is strange you should say that. Since I was in grade school I always personally assigned individual personalities to the digits 1-9. I know of no one else who does this. Just a personal quirk I guess. 7 is a little aggressive but not as much so as 4 or 8. I don't know about the color of numbers or personalities of fruit.

Re:Slightly heavier then... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30180504)

It's a stupid metric, but it's not an intangible one. In order for data to exist, there must be media for it to be stored on. Whether that be hard drives, optical discs or punch cards, there is still a minimum weight that the all of the data in the world would require in order to merely exist.

Re:Slightly heavier then... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30179818)

Hey! Without useless journalists there'd be a lot less comedy. A world without the Daily Show or the Colbert Report would not be as fun. Both shows (and many mire) depend on the brainless idiots that present themselves as arbiters of 'truth'.

Re:Slightly heavier then... (1)

RobDollar (1137885) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180656)

Kudos to you good sir.

Not to mention (1)

Megaweapon (25185) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179222)

the users...

Re:Not to mention (1)

swanzilla (1458281) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179314)

and the tubes...

Re:Not to mention (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30180586)

But not the dumptrucks...

Re:Not to mention (1)

sconeu (64226) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179540)

And CowboyNeal accounts for half of all that user weight.

Re:Not to mention (1)

pixelpusher220 (529617) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179634)

no no...CowboyNeal is the 'darkmatter' of the intarwebs

It doesn't weigh anything (1, Insightful)

MrFancyPants (122224) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179224)

0 lbs, 0 kgs. Duh. The internet doesn't weigh anything.

Re:It doesn't weigh anything (2, Funny)

MrFancyPants (122224) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179234)

Argh, hit submit too soon. Reference: IT Crowd [youtube.com]

Re:It doesn't weigh anything (1)

ehrichweiss (706417) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179824)

But there are no wires or anything...

It's WIRELESS!!
**********************
I LOVE that episode and was gonna post it but figure there had to be at least one person who'd beat me to it. Thanks

Re:It doesn't weigh anything (-1, Troll)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30179272)

It has come to my attention that you are an enormous faggot.

yes [goatse.fr]

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It has come to my attention that the entire Linux community is a hotbed of so called 'alternative sexuality,' which includes anything from hedonistic orgies to homosexuality to pedophilia.

What better way of demonstrating this than by looking at the hidden messages contained within the names of some of Linux's most outspoken advocates:

  • Linus Torvalds [microsoft.com] is an anagram of slit anus or VD 'L,' clearly referring to himself by the first initial.
  • Richard M. Stallman [geocities.com] , spokespervert for the Gaysex's Not Unusual 'movement' is an anagram of mans cram thrill ad.
  • Alan Cox [microsoft.com] is barely an anagram of anal cox which is just so filthy and unchristian it unnerves me.

I'm sure that Eric S. Raymond, composer of the satanic homosexual [goatse.fr] propaganda diatribe The Cathedral and the Bizarre, is probably an anagram of something queer, but we don't need to look that far as we know he's always shoving a gun up some poor little boy's rectum. Update: Eric S. Raymond is actually an anagram for secondary rim and cord in my arse. It just goes to show you that he is indeed queer.

Update the Second: It is also documented that Evil Sicko Gaymond is responsible for a nauseating piece of code called Fetchmail [microsoft.com] , which is obviously sinister sodomite slang for 'Felch Male' -- a disgusting practise. For those not in the know, 'felching' is the act performed by two perverts wherein one sucks their own post-coital ejaculate out of the other's rectum. In fact, it appears that the dirty Linux faggots set out to undermine the good Republican institution of e-mail, turning it into 'e-male.'

As far as Richard 'Master' Stallman goes, that filthy fudge-packer was actually quoted [salon.com] on leftist commie propaganda site Salon.com as saying the following: 'I've been resistant to the pressure to conform in any circumstance,' he says. 'It's about being able to question conventional wisdom,' he asserts. 'I believe in love, but not monogamy,' he says plainly.

And this isn't a made up troll bullshit either! He actually stated this tripe, which makes it obvious that he is trying to politely say that he's a flaming homo [comp-u-geek.net] slut [rotten.com] !

Speaking about 'flaming,' who better to point out as a filthy chutney ferret than Slashdot's very own self-confessed pederast Jon Katz. Although an obvious deviant anagram cannot be found from his name, he has already confessed, nay boasted of the homosexual [goatse.fr] perversion of corrupting the innocence of young children [slashdot.org] . To quote from the article linked:

'I've got a rare kidney disease,' I told her. 'I have to go to the bathroom a lot. You can come with me if you want, but it takes a while. Is that okay with you? Do you want a note from my doctor?'

Is this why you were touching your penis [rotten.com] in the cinema, Jon? And letting the other boys touch it too?

We should also point out that Jon Katz refers to himself as 'Slashdot's resident Gasbag.' Is there any more doubt? For those fortunate few who aren't aware of the list of homosexual [goatse.fr] terminology found inside the Linux 'Sauce Code,' a 'Gasbag' is a pervert who gains sexual gratification from having a thin straw inserted into his urethra (or to use the common parlance, 'piss-pipe'), then his homosexual [goatse.fr] lover blows firmly down the straw to inflate his scrotum. This is, of course, when he's not busy violating the dignity and copyright of posters to Slashdot by gathering together their postings and publishing them en masse to further his twisted and manipulative journalistic agenda.

Sick, disgusting antichristian perverts, the lot of them.

In addition, many of the Linux distributions (a 'distribution' is the most common way to spread the faggots' wares) are run by faggot groups. The Slackware [redhat.com] distro is named after the 'Slack-wear' fags wear to allow easy access to the anus for sexual purposes. Furthermore, Slackware is a close anagram of claw arse, a reference to the homosexual [goatse.fr] practise of anal fisting. The Mandrake [slackware.com] product is run by a group of French faggot satanists, and is named after the faggot nickname for the vibrator. It was also chosen because it is an anagram for dark amen and ram naked, which is what they do.

Another 'distro,' (abbrieviated as such because it sounds a bit like 'Disco,' which is where homosexuals [goatse.fr] preyed on young boys in the 1970s), is Debian, [mandrake.com] an anagram of in a bed, which could be considered innocent enough (after all, a bed is both where we sleep and pray), until we realise what other names Debian uses to describe their foul wares. 'Woody' is obvious enough, being a term for the erect male penis [rotten.com] , glistening with pre-cum. But far sicker is the phrase 'Frozen Potato' that they use. This filthy term, again found in the secret homosexual [goatse.fr] 'Sauce Code,' refers to the solo homosexual [goatse.fr] practice of defecating into a clear polythene bag, shaping the turd into a crude approximation of the male phallus, then leaving it in the freezer overnight until it becomes solid. The practitioner then proceeds to push the frozen 'potato' up his own rectum, squeezing it in and out until his tight young balls erupt in a screaming orgasm.

And Red Hat [debian.org] is secret homo [comp-u-geek.net] slang for the tip of a penis [rotten.com] that is soaked in blood from a freshly violated underage ringpiece.

The fags have even invented special tools to aid their faggotry! For example, the 'supermount' tool was devised to allow deeper penetration, which is good for fags because it gives more pressure on the prostate gland. 'Automount' is used, on the other hand, because Linux users are all fat and gay, and need to mount each other [comp-u-geek.net] automatically.

The depths of their depravity can be seen in their use of 'mount points.' These are, plainly speaking, the different points of penetration. The main one is obviously/anus, but there are others. Militant fags even say 'there is no/opt mount point' because for these dirty perverts faggotry is not optional but a way of life.

More evidence is in the fact that Linux users say how much they love `man`, even going so far as to say that all new Linux users (who are in fact just innocent heterosexuals indoctrinated by the gay propaganda) should try out `man`. In no other system do users boast of their frequent recourse to a man.

Other areas of the system also show Linux's inherit gayness. For example, people are often told of the 'FAQ,' but how many innocent heterosexual Windows [amiga.com] users know what this actually means. The answer is shocking: Faggot Anal Quest: the voyage of discovery for newly converted fags!

Even the title 'Slashdot [geekizoid.com] ' originally referred to a homosexual [goatse.fr] practice. Slashdot [kuro5hin.org] of course refers to the popular gay practice of blood-letting. The Slashbots, of course are those super-zealous homosexuals [goatse.fr] who take this perversion to its extreme by ripping open their anuses, as seen on the site most popular with Slashdot users, the depraved work of Satan, http://www.eff.org/ [eff.org] .

The editors of Slashdot [slashduh.org] also have homosexual [goatse.fr] names: 'Hemos' is obvious in itself, being one vowel away from 'Homos.' But even more sickening is 'Commander Taco' which sounds a bit like 'Commode in Taco,' filthy gay slang for a pair of spreadeagled buttocks that are caked with excrement [pboy.com] . (The best form of lubrication, they insist.) Sometimes, these 'Taco Commodes' have special 'Salsa Sauce' (blood from a ruptured rectum) and 'Cheese' (rancid flakes of penis [rotten.com] discharge) toppings. And to make it even worse, Slashdot [notslashdot.org] runs on Apache!

The Apache [microsoft.com] server, whose use among fags is as prevalent as AIDS, is named after homosexual [goatse.fr] activity -- as everyone knows, popular faggot band, the Village People, featured an Apache Indian, and it is for him that this gay program is named.

And that's not forgetting the use of patches in the Linux fag world -- patches are used to make the anus accessible for repeated anal sex even after its rupture by a session of fisting.

To summarise: Linux is gay. 'Slash -- Dot' is the graphical description of the space between a young boy's scrotum and anus. And BeOS [apple.com] is for hermaphrodites and disabled 'stumpers.'

FEEDBACK

What worries me is how much you know about what gay people do. I'm scared I actually read this whole thing. I think this post is a good example of the negative effects of Internet usage on people. This person obviously has no social life anymore and had to result to writing something as stupid as this. And actually take the time to do it too. Although... I think it was satire.. blah.. it's early. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Well, the only reason I know all about this is because I had the misfortune to read the Linux 'Sauce code' once. Although publicised as the computer code needed to get Linux up and running on a computer (and haven't you always been worried about the phrase 'Monolithic Kernel'?), this foul document is actually a detailed and graphic description of every conceivable degrading perversion known to the human race, as well as a few of the major animal species. It has shocked and disturbed me, to the point of needing to shock and disturb the common man to warn them of the impending homo [comp-u-geek.net] -calypse which threatens to engulf our planet.

You must work for the government. Trying to post the most obscene stuff in hopes that slashdot won't be able to continue or something, due to legal woes. If i ever see your ugly face, i'm going to stick my fireplace poker up your ass, after it's nice and hot, to weld shut that nasty gaping hole of yours. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Doesn't it give you a hard-on to imagine your thick strong poker ramming it's way up my most sacred of sphincters? You're beyond help, my friend, as the only thing you can imagine is the foul penetrative violation of another man. Are you sure you're not Eric Raymond? The government, being populated by limp-wristed liberals, could never stem the sickening tide of homosexual [goatse.fr] child molesting Linux advocacy. Hell, they've given NAMBLA free reign for years!

you really should post this logged in. i wish i could remember jebus's password, cuz i'd give it to you. -- mighty jebus [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Thank you for your kind words of support. However, this document shall only ever be posted anonymously. This is because the 'Open Sauce' movement is a sham, proposing homoerotic cults of hero worshipping in the name of freedom. I speak for the common man. For any man who prefers the warm, enveloping velvet folds of a woman's vagina [bodysnatchers.co.uk] to the tight puckered ringpiece of a child. These men, being common, decent folk, don't have a say in the political hypocrisy that is Slashdot culture. I am the unknown liberator [hitler.org] .

ROLF LAMO i hate linux FAGGOTS -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

We shouldn't hate them, we should pity them for the misguided fools they are... Fanatical Linux zeal-outs need to be herded into camps for re-education and subsequent rehabilitation into normal heterosexual society. This re-education shall be achieved by forcing them to watch repeats of Baywatch until the very mention of Pamela Anderson [rotten.com] causes them to fill their pants with healthy heterosexual jism [zillabunny.com] .

Actually, that's not at all how scrotal inflation works. I understand it involves injecting sterile saline solution into the scrotum. I've never tried this, but you can read how to do it safely in case you're interested. (Before you moderate this down, ask yourself honestly -- who are the real crazies -- people who do scrotal inflation, or people who pay $1000+ for a game console?) -- double_h [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Well, it just goes to show that even the holy Linux 'sauce code' is riddled with bugs that need fixing. (The irony of Jon Katz not even being able to inflate his scrotum correctly has not been lost on me.) The Linux pervert elite already acknowledge this, with their queer slogan: 'Given enough arms, all rectums are shallow.' And anyway, the PS2 [xbox.com] sucks major cock and isn't worth the money. Intellivision forever!

dude did u used to post on msnbc's nt bulletin board now that u are doing anti-gay posts u also need to start in with anti-black stuff too c u in church -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

For one thing, whilst Linux is a cavalcade of queer propaganda masquerading as the future of computing, NT [linux.com] is used by people who think nothing better of encasing their genitals in quick setting plaster then going to see a really dirty porno film, enjoying the restriction enforced onto them. Remember, a wasted arousal is a sin in the eyes of the Catholic church [atheism.org] . Clearly, the only god-fearing Christian operating system in existence is CP/M -- The Christian Program Monitor. All computer users should immediately ask their local pastor to install this fine OS onto their systems. It is the only route to salvation.

Secondly, this message is for every man. Computers know no colour. Not only that, but one of the finest websites in the world is maintained by a Black Man [stileproject.com] . Now fuck off you racist donkey felcher.

And don't forget that slashdot was written in Perl, which is just too close to 'Pearl Necklace' for comfort.... oh wait; that's something all you heterosexuals do.... I can't help but wonder how much faster the trolls could do First-Posts on this site if it were redone in PHP... I could hand-type dynamic HTML pages faster than Perl can do them. -- phee [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Although there is nothing unholy about the fine heterosexual act of ejaculating between a woman's breasts, squirting one's load up towards her neck and chin area, it should be noted that Perl [python.org] (standing for Pansies Entering Rectums Locally) is also close to 'Pearl Monocle,' 'Pearl Nosering,' and the ubiquitous 'Pearl Enema.'

One scary thing about Perl [sun.com] is that it contains hidden homosexual [goatse.fr] messages. Take the following code: LWP::Simple -- It looks innocuous enough, doesn't it? But look at the line closely: There are two colons next to each other! As Larry 'Balls to the' Wall would openly admit in the Perl Documentation, Perl was designed from the ground up to indoctrinate it's programmers into performing unnatural sexual acts -- having two colons so closely together is clearly a reference to the perverse sickening act of 'colon kissing,' whereby two homosexual [goatse.fr] queers spread their buttocks wide, pressing their filthy torn sphincters together. They then share small round objects like marbles or golfballs by passing them from one rectum to another using muscle contraction alone. This is also referred to in programming 'circles' as 'Parameter Passing.'

And PHP [perl.org] stands for Perverted Homosexual Penetration. Didn't you know?

Thank you for your valuable input on this. I am sure you will be never forgotten. BTW: Did I mention that this could be useful in terraforming Mars? Mars rulaa. -- Eimernase [slashdot.org] , Slashdot

Well, I don't know about terraforming Mars, but I do know that homosexual [goatse.fr] Linux Advocates have been probing Uranus for years.

That's inspiring. Keep up the good work, AC. May God in his wisdom grant you the strength to bring the plain honest truth to this community, and make it pure again. Yours, Cerberus. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

*sniff* That brings a tear to my eye. Thank you once more for your kind support. I have taken faith in the knowledge that I am doing the Good Lord [atheism.org] 's work, but it is encouraging to know that I am helping out the common man here.

However, I should be cautious about revealing your name 'Cerberus' on such a filthy den of depravity as Slashdot. It is a well known fact that the 'Kerberos' documentation from Microsoft is a detailed manual describing, in intimate, exacting detail, how to sexually penetrate a variety of unwilling canine animals; be they domesticated, wild, or mythical. Slashdot posters have taken great pleasure in illegally spreading this documentation far and wide, treating it as an 'extension' to the Linux 'Sauce Code,' for the sake of 'interoperability.' (The slang term they use for nonconsensual intercourse -- their favourite kind.)

In fact, sick twisted Linux deviants are known to have LAN parties, (Love of Anal Naughtiness, needless to say.), wherein they entice a stray dog, known as the 'Samba Mount,' into their homes. Up to four of these filth-sodden blasphemers against nature take turns to plunge their erect, throbbing, uncircumcised members, conkers-deep, into the rectum, mouth, and other fleshy orifices of the poor animal. Eventually, the 'Samba Mount' collapses due to 'overload,' and needs to be 'rebooted.' (i.e., kicked out into the street, and left to fend for itself.) Many Linux users boast about their 'uptime' in such situations.

Inspiring stuff! If only all trolls were this quality! -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

If only indeed. You can help our brave cause by moderating this message up as often as possible. I recommend '+1, Underrated,' as that will protect your precious Karma in Metamoderation [slashdot.org] . Only then can we break through the glass ceiling of Homosexual Slashdot Culture. Is it any wonder that the new version of Slashcode has been christened 'Bender'???

If we can get just one of these postings up to at least '+1,' then it will be archived forever! Others will learn of our struggle, and join with us in our battle for freedom!

It's pathetic you've spent so much time writing this. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I am compelled to document the foulness and carnal depravity [catholic.net] that is Linux, in order that we may prepare ourselves for the great holy war that is to follow. It is my solemn duty to peel back the foreskin of ignorance and apply the wire brush of enlightenment.

As with any great open-source project, you need someone asking this question, so I'll do it. When the hell is version 2.0 going to be ready?!?! -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I could make an arrogant, childish comment along the lines of 'Every time someone asks for 2.0, I won't release it for another 24 hours,' but the truth of the matter is that I'm quite nervous of releasing a 'number two,' as I can guarantee some filthy shit-slurping Linux pervert would want to suck it straight out of my anus before I've even had chance to wipe.

I desperately want to suck your monolithic kernel, you sexy hunk, you. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

I sincerely hope you're Natalie Portman [geocities.com] .

Dude, nothing on slashdot larger than 3 paragraphs is worth reading. Try to distill the message, whatever it was, and maybe I'll read it. As it is, I have to much open source software to write to waste even 10 seconds of precious time. 10 seconds is all its gonna take M$ to whoop Linux's ass. Vigilence is the price of Free (as in libre -- from the fine, frou frou French language) Software. Hack on fellow geeks, and remember: Friday is Bouillabaisse day except for heathens who do not believe that Jesus died for their sins. Those godless, oil drench, bearded sexist clowns can pull grits from their pantaloons (another fine, fine French word) and eat that. Anyway, try to keep your message focused and concise. For concision is the soul of derision. Way. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

What the fuck?

I've read your gay conspiracy post version 1.3.0 and I must say I'm impressed. In particular, I appreciate how you have managed to squeeze in a healthy dose of the latent homosexuality you gay-bashing homos [comp-u-geek.net] tend to be full of. Thank you again. -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Well bugger me!

ooooh honey. how insecure are you!!! wann a little massage from deare bruci. love you -- Anonymous Coward, Slashdot

Fuck right off!

IMPORTANT: This message needs to be heard (Not HURD [linux.org] , which is an acronym for 'Huge Unclean Rectal Dilator') across the whole community, so it has been released into the Public Domain [icopyright.com] . You know, that licence that we all had before those homoerotic crypto-fascists came out with the GPL [apple.com] (Gay Penetration License) that is no more than an excuse to see who's got the biggest feces-encrusted [rotten.com] cock. I would have put this up on Freshmeat [adultmember.com] , but that name is known to be a euphemism for the tight rump of a young boy.

Come to think of it, the whole concept of 'Source Control' unnerves me, because it sounds a bit like 'Sauce Control,' which is a description of the homosexual [goatse.fr] practice of holding the base of the cock shaft tightly upon the point of ejaculation, thus causing a build up of semenal fluid that is only released upon entry into an incision made into the base of the receiver's scrotum. And 'Open Sauce' is the act of ejaculating into another mans face or perhaps a biscuit to be shared later. Obviously, 'Closed Sauce' is the only Christian thing to do, as evidenced by the fact that it is what Cathedrals are all about.

Contributors: (although not to the eternal game of 'soggy biscuit' that open 'sauce' development has become) Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, phee, Anonymous Coward, mighty jebus, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, double_h, Anonymous Coward, Eimernase, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward, Anonymous Coward. Further contributions are welcome.

Current changes: This version sent to FreeWIPO [slashdot.org] by 'Bring BackATV' as plain text. Reformatted everything, added all links back in (that we could match from the previous version), many new ones (Slashbot bait links). Even more spelling fixed. Who wrote this thing, CmdrTaco himself?

Previous changes: Yet more changes added. Spelling fixed. Feedback added. Explanation of 'distro' system. 'Mount Point' syntax described. More filth regarding `man` and Slashdot. Yet more fucking spelling fixed. 'Fetchmail' uncovered further. More Slashbot baiting. Apache exposed. Distribution licence at foot of document.

ANUX -- A full Linux distribution... Up your ass!

The above comment has zero intellectual weight (1)

davidwr (791652) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179462)

Or less, if it is possible to have negative intellectual weight.

Re:The above comment has zero intellectual weight (1)

Thinboy00 (1190815) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179932)

Negative mass gets kind of weird [wikipedia.org] , though.

Re:It doesn't weigh anything (1)

timmarhy (659436) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180112)

actually your wrong wrong WRONG. even if you only count the electrons and photons that make up the signals, they all have mass and hence the internet weighs something.

Re:It doesn't weigh anything (1)

eepok (545733) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180292)

The electrons aren't the internet. The status of the electrons are. The status "here" has no mass/weight... just like the number 1 has no weight.

Lightest post! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30179230)

Lightest post!

Don't be silly. (4, Funny)

Mr. Bad Example (31092) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179252)

The internet doesn't weigh anything [youtube.com] .

Re:Don't be silly. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30179728)

Best episode ever.

Re:Don't be silly. (1)

DeadRat4life (1638391) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180156)

First thing i thought of when i saw this. Best show ever. Wish we could get it in the states.

idleispants (4, Insightful)

davidwr (791652) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179270)

Why isn't this in idle?

If it's supposed to be serious, you have to amortize the weight of the equipment over its uses. A desktop that spends half its use playing solitaire, 1/4 of its use surfing the web, and 1/4 of its use spamming the world under viral control only counts for half.

Re:idleispants (1)

Joren (312641) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179946)

Why isn't this in idle?

If it's supposed to be serious, you have to amortize the weight of the equipment over its uses. A desktop that spends half its use playing solitaire, 1/4 of its use surfing the web, and 1/4 of its use spamming the world under viral control only counts for half.

If you're weighing traffic, sure. I figured they were weighing connectivity - an analogous question might be, "how much does your corporate network weigh?" Being part of a network doesn't require actually using it

Of course, you'd still have to decide whether/how to amortize time spent off the network (e.g. computer is off, phone is outside of data plan area, etc).

why equipment? (1)

Animaether (411575) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179954)

I'm wondering why the measurement is with the equipment at all. 'The Internet' isn't so much the hardware it's being run on, is it?
Wouldn't do much good if that hardware wasn't moving bits and bytes around.

So perhaps the question should be... how much data traffic is there for 'the internet' and, by splitting that up into electrons and photons (presuming wireless signals have no mass), how much does that weigh.

I wonder if that could actually end up being an appreciable amount if measured over the course of seconds/minutes/hours/days/a week/a month/a year.

They forgot.... (1)

ArcadeNut (85398) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179294)

To add the weight of all the Tubes and Dump Trucks!

Rosie O'Donnell still has it beat. (2, Funny)

GPLDAN (732269) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179302)

BOOM! POWZA!

Chevy (1)

Idiomatick (976696) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179308)

I KNOW I couldn't throw that on the back of a truck.

Seriously though this is the shit /. has grown to despise on idle(why does it still exist?), how did it escape onto real /.?

It's not... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30179320)

April yet, is it?

Weight Distribution (1)

Reason58 (775044) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179322)

If that kind of weight is spread evenly then we are dangerously close to causing a global implosion. If one hemisphere gets too much technology then we may very well drift out of orbit and crash into another planet. This is what the Mayans were telling us, people.

When I saw the headline (1)

EkriirkE (1075937) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179362)

When I saw the headline I was expecting kdawson's name attached. For shame.

Something this heavy... (1)

Looce (1062620) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179364)

Something this heavy... must be slow, right? Slow like this slow news day maybe? ... What do you mean, it's constantly getting faster? Are you nuts?

That number needs updating. (1)

JustNiz (692889) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179374)

I've just removed the watercooling system on my PC so the internet weighs 10KG less now.
So its exactly 498,438,559,980kg now.

Re:That number needs updating. (1)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179510)

Fat PC Guy - I'm on a diet because the Internet weighs too much.

Fat Mac Guy - I'm eating thirty twinkies a minute because the Internet needs more weight!

Trim Linux Guy - I think I'm going to puke.

Malnourished OpenSolaris Guy - When is someone going to drop off some crates of food.

Outdated Amiga Guy - I remember when we grew up in a hole in the road and our ol' dad used to come and kill us before breakfast.

Almost 500 megatons? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30179392)

640 megatons ought to be enough for anyone.

A wise man once told me (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30179402)

Never underestimate the throughput of a mac truck full of hard drives.

Hi, I'm a mac truck (1)

davidwr (791652) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179506)

and I'm a pc, and we're here to*BOOM then silence as mac truck turns John Hodgson into a pancake*

What a useless question (4, Funny)

straponego (521991) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179404)

I need to know how much of the internet is 1, and how much is 0.

I suppose I could get a start on that by running VMs of the most popular OSs, and examining snapshots of each one, multiplying that by... oh, and do the same with backbone traffic... be a bit of a pain to handle all the embedded stuff, but in principle... well, in principle, the internet could be represented as a single number. I wonder if it's odd or even. I guess it depends on who has the last bit.

Ooops, time to takes me pills again.

Re:What a useless question (1)

hippo_of_knowledge (445662) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179816)

It's also a useless answer. Like all measurements, 498,438,559,990kg needs to be given in Libraries of Congress to make any sense at all.

Re:What a useless question (1)

Thinboy00 (1190815) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179984)

"Library of Congress" is a measure of information (bits, bytes)
What you want is, oh, I don't know, some massive object. LoC does not have a well defined mass (do you mean just the books? What about the CDs? Digital stuff? The whole building?)

Your Internet (1)

Reason58 (775044) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179454)

Yo internet's so fat the only time it sees 90210 is on the scale.

No (5, Funny)

N7DR (536428) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179472)

Ever wondered how much the internet physically weighs?

No.

And, oddly, even after someone else has asked the question, I still don't.

I don't care how HEAVY it is... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30179502)

...I just know that it's only half as long as my e-penis.

Re:I don't care how HEAVY it is... (1)

MightyMartian (840721) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179544)

...I just know that it's only half as long as my e-penis.

Or the e-anus you have it stuck in.

How heavy is the Internet (1)

Psychotria (953670) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179522)

Well, I don't know about you guys but I actually get asked this question quite often. Just the other day I was in a board meeting when my CEO turned to me and whispered in my ear "Do you know how heavy the internet is?" I didn't know the answer and ended up looking like a fool.

Re:How heavy is the Internet (1)

dangitman (862676) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179928)

Just the other day I was in a board meeting when my CEO turned to me and whispered in my ear "Do you know how heavy the internet is?"

He's not the internet, he's my brother.

Amazing precision (1)

uberdilligaff (988232) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179560)

Really exceptional that they managed to measure the weight to 11 significant figures -- 12 if that last zero wasn't from rounding. A tribute to CNET's diligence.

What about the colos? (1)

linuxwrangler (582055) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179614)

Given their methodology, you'd better add the weight of all the colocation facilities. That's a heap of concrete, lead-acid batteries, flywheels, generators, steel supports and cabinets, etc.

Re:What about the colos? (1)

maxume (22995) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180314)

Well, if you are going to go in that direction, don't forget the earth and the sun. I'm not sure about the galaxy, but it may be what gives the internet its momentum.

It's a good thing.. (1)

Technician (215283) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179672)

It is a good thing they didn't try to calculate the amount of power used and how much it adds to global warming.. They may decide to shut it down tomorrow.

are they counting stupid stuff on monitors (1)

swschrad (312009) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179684)

like the Dogberts and "beatings will continue" buttons and mirrors to see the boss coming up behind you?

add another 300,000 Kg at least.

did they add E/c^2? (1)

Bazman (4849) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179742)

E = mc^2, hence m = E/c^2. How much energy is there in a running computer compared to one switched off? Convert to mass, multiply by the number of computers on the internet to get... well, yet another meaningless figure, but it might be fun to estimate.

Not weight (1)

royallthefourth (1564389) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179750)

Grams is a measure of mass, not weight. Take something to the Moon and it will have far less weight, but the mass will remain constant.

Usenet was RIGHT! (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30179754)

ATTENTION: By posting this to Slashdot you will add electrons to numerous computers all over the world, adding hundreds if not thousands of pounds to the Internet.

Are you sure you want to continue?

Based on this estimate (1)

mysidia (191772) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179766)

The internet gained about 6 billion pounds after the release of Windows Vista, due to all the additional beefier systems needing to be purchased in place of older systems.

It's far time the Internet went on a diet.

Oh WTF is with the supposition that Viruses or web pages "weigh" something?

It's already factored in by the weight of the hard drives of internet connected PCs... actually, that counts free disk space too.

Technically.. the entire weight of the PC is not all attributable to the Internet.

For example, the weight of the internet has nothing to do with the weight of that extra-large display you happened to have installed so you could watch DVDs on your computer.

Re:Based on this estimate (1)

Thinboy00 (1190815) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180016)

Netbooks would have been a diet, except Microsoft fucked everything up.

CNET exists to serve ads (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30179826)

to boring house-parents who think they know how to setup their wireless router. I hate them so much.

and for (1)

rossdee (243626) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179828)

The next stupid question:

    How long is the Internet?

    How wide is the internet?

and then calculate the area of the internet using standard units like football fields, or states of texas.

The weight of a virus (1)

glwtta (532858) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179840)

Um, what?

Re:The weight of a virus (1)

pclminion (145572) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180344)

When a bit pattern is stored on a magnetic medium, there is a certain energy associated with it due to the interactions of neighboring magnetic fields. Two opposed magnetic domains exert a force on each other. This force is caused by the presence of a magnetic field. This magnetic field entails a certain quantity of potential energy. E = mc^2. Thus, a bit pattern in fact has mass due to the intrinsic energy of its magnetic fields.

The mass is maximum for an alternating pattern of bits, i.e. 101010101.... and minimum for a pattern of repeated bits, i.e. 0000... or 1111...

Another way of thinking of it is that the magnetic head has to use more energy when writing a bit that differs in value from its neighbors, since it needs to "work harder" to align the magnetic domain opposite to its neighbors. This energy ultimately goes into the magnetic field between the domains, and contributes to mass-energy.

It's not MUCH mass, but it's there.

Re:The weight of a virus (1)

glwtta (532858) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180606)

This magnetic field entails a certain quantity of potential energy. E = mc^2. Thus, a bit pattern in fact has mass due to the intrinsic energy of its magnetic fields.

An energy potential has weight now? I don't think that's exactly what's meant by mass-energy equivalence.

Not as heavy as its users! (1)

Snaller (147050) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179864)

*thank you* *thank you* - Don't forget to tip the waitress on the way out!

Computers are heavy (1)

Kenoli (934612) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179882)

Let's just weigh the portions of human brains containing the abstract concept of the internet instead.

Obligatory... (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30179938)

African or European?

How Heavy is The Internet? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30179948)

The Internet’s so heavy it left the house in high heels and when it came back it had on flip flops.
The Internet’s so heavy it went to KFC to get a bucket of chicken they asked it what size and it said the one on the roof.
The Internet’s so heavy that I ran out of gas trying to drive around it.
The Internet’s so heavy its on both sides of the family
The Internet’s so heavy you have to grease the door frame and hold a twinkie on the other side just to get it through
The Internet’s so heavy it sets off car alarms when it runs.
The Internet’s so heavy it laid on the beach and greenpeace tried to push it back in the water
The Internet’s so heavy the only pictures you have of it are satellite pictures
The Internet’s so heavy it jumped in the air and got stuck.
The Internet’s so heavy it put on some BVD's and by the time they reached its waist they spelled out boulevard.
The Internet’s so heavy it stepped on a rainbow and made Skittles.
The Internet’s so heavy that it would have been in E.T., but when it rode the bike across the moon it caused an eclipse.
The Internet’s so heavy it was baptised in the ocean.
The Internet’s so heavy it has to iron its clothes in the driveway.
The Internet’s so heavy they tie a rope around its infrastructure and drag it through a tunnel when they want to clean it.
The Internet’s so heavy when it got hit by a bus, it said, "Who threw that rock?"
The Internet’s so heavy when it stands in a left-turn lane it gives it the green arrow.
The Internet’s so heavy that when it was born it gave the hospital stretch marks.
The Internet’s so heavy we went to the drive-in and didn't have to pay because we dressed it as a Chevrolet.
The Internet’s so heavy when it beeper goes off, people thought it was backing up.
The Internet’s so heavy it eats Wheat Thicks.
The Internet’s so heavy we're in it right now.
The Internet’s so heavy people jog around it for exercise
The Internet’s so heavy it wears neck deorderant
The Internet’s so heavy it has pork rind incense burning in its house.
The Internet’s so heavy when it sits on the beach it makes sandpaper
The Internet’s so heavy it wears a sock on each toe
The Internet’s so heavy it DNA is DRO (for Dorito)
The Internet’s so heavy it went to the movies and sat next to everyone
  The Internet’s so heavy you have to roll over twice to get off it
The Internet’s so heavy it was floating in the ocean and Spain claimed it for then new world
The Internet’s so heavy when you get on top of it your ears pop
The Internet’s so heavy the army stole its underwear to use as parachutes
The Internet’s so heavy when it wears a yellow raincoat, people said "Taxi!"
The Internet’s so heavy it had to go to Sea World to get baptized
The Internet’s so heavy its got to iron its pants on the driveway
The Internet’s so heavy it puts insurance on its food
The Internet’s so heavy it can hear bacon cooking in Canada
The Internet’s so heavy it put on its lipstick with a paint-roller
The Internet’s so heavy NASA thought it caused a solar eclipse
The Internet’s so heavy it's got to pull down its pants to get into its pockets
The Internet’s so heavy when it tripped over on 4th Ave, it landed on 12th
The Internet’s so heavy when it bungee jumps, it brings down the bridge too
The Internet’s so heavy the highway patrol made it wear "Caution! Wide Turn"
The Internet’s so heavy when it sits around the house, it SITS AROUND THE HOUSE!
The Internet’s so heavy when it steps on a scale, it reads "one at a time, please"
The Internet’s so heavy when it sits on my face I can't hear the stereo.
The Internet’s so heavy it fell in love and broke it.
The Internet’s so heavy when it gets on the scale it says "to be continued."
The Internet’s so heavy it blew out both it tires on it roller skates
The Internet’s so heavy when it gets on the scale it says we don't do livestock.
The Internet’s so heavy its neck looks like a pair of hot dogs!
The Internet’s so heavy it's got it own area code!
The Internet’s so heavy it looks like it's smuggling a Volkswagon!
The Internet’s so heavy when God said let there be light, he asked it to move out of the way
The Internet’s so heavy the only time it saw 90210 is when it stepped on a scale
The Internet’s so heavy NASA has to orbit a satellite around it!
The Internet’s so heavy whenever it goes to the beach the tide comes in!
The Internet’s so heavy when it plays hopscotch, it goes New York, L.A., Chicago...
The Internet’s so heavy it's got Amtrak written on it leg.
The Internet’s so heavy even Bill Gates couldn't pay for its liposuction!
The Internet’s so heavy I had to take a train and two buses just to get on the its good side!
The Internet’s so heavy it wakes up in sections!
The Internet’s so heavy when it goes to an amusement park, people try to ride IT!
The Internet’s so heavy it sat on a quarter and a booger shot out of George Washington's nose.
The Internet’s so heavy it rolled over 4 quarters and it made a dollar!
The Internet’s so heavy when it lies on the beach no one else gets sun!
The Internet’s so heavy when it bungee jumps it goes straight to hell!
The Internet’s so heavy when it uses a space shuttle as a vibrator
The Internet’s so heavy when its belly button doesn’t have lint, it has sweaters
The Internet’s so heavy when it farted in the Gulf of Mexico it caused Hurricane Katrina
The Internet’s so heavy that it senior pictures had to be aerial views!
The Internet’s so heavy everytime it walks in high heels, it strikes oil!
The Internet’s so heavy it fell and made the Grand Canyon!
The Internet’s so heavy even its clothes have stretch marks!
The Internet’s so heavy it doesn't have corn rows it has crop circles
The Internet’s so heavy it's the reason buffets installed speed bumps
The Internet’s so heavy it has a wooden leg with a kickstand!
The Internet’s so heavy when it rides in a hot air balloon, it looks like it's wearing tights!
The Internet’s so heavy it got hit by a parked car!
The Internet’s so heavy they have to grease the bath tub to get it out!
The Internet’s so heavy it has to get out of the car to change the radio station
The Internet’s so heavy when it get hurt we take it to the hospital in a pick up truck
The Internet’s so heavy its shadow weighs 35 pounds
The Internet’s so heavy it's like my ex-girlfriend... I can't get within 100 yards of it
The Internet’s so heavy up on Uranus they’re saying X marks the spot
The Internet’s so heavy it ground its roller skates flat
The Internet’s so heavy that when it was born the doctors had to give it a pregnancy test!
The Internet’s so heavy it shops at the Gap and now its the Filled
The Internet’s so heavy the back of its head looks like hot dogs
The Internet’s so heavy it has soft elbows
The Internet’s so heavy instead of an STD it gave me cholestorol
The Internet’s so heavy it sweats butter and syrup and has a full time job at Denny's wiping pancakes across it forehead
The Internet’s so heavy it's like an SUV "Big Black and room for 6 construction workers inside"
The Internet’s so heavy it has to buy two airline tickets.
The Internet’s so heavy when it fell over it rocked itself asleep trying to get up again.
The Internet’s so heavy it influences the tides.
The Internet’s so heavy it broke its leg and gravy fell out.
The Internet’s so heavy when it wears a yellow raincoat people yell "Taxi!!"
The Internet’s so heavy it took it four weeks to die from lethal injection
The Internet’s so heavy when it dances at a concert the whole band skips.
The Internet’s so heavy the Aids quilt wouldn't cover it
The Internet’s so heavy it stepped on the scale and it said my phone number.
The Internet’s so heavy it stepped on a dollar and got cents
The Internet’s so heavy it jumped into the ocean and made the whales sing "we are family, even though you are fatter than me."
The Internet’s so heavy it went in a bed store, and ask for a waterbed, the owner put a blanet over the Pacific Ocean
The Internet’s so heavy, it thought that it was having a stomach ache when it was really going into labor.

Lighter Than Before (1)

BryanL (93656) | more than 4 years ago | (#30179968)

Well, after this fluff piece, I would say the internet just got lighter.

kg? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30179990)

This 'kg' concept means nothing to me. Tell me in a unit I can understand, like how many libraries of congress is it?

Made me wonder (1)

CrazyJim1 (809850) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180018)

How much does the Earth weigh? At first, you think just weigh up every object in the Earth, but you need to remember it has less weight the deeper it gets into the core, so I'm thinking you'll run into some Calculus there.

Re:Made me wonder (1)

Mikkeles (698461) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180564)

'How much does the Earth weigh?'

Nothing, although you could carry it to Uranus and weigh it there, I guess.

nigg4a (-1, Flamebait)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30180032)

nearly two years megs ofq ram runs

Units (1)

spoonist (32012) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180060)

Can someone please convert this to some useful unit of measure like "Libraries of Congress"?

Re:Units (1)

krray (605395) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180228)

~27.5 million dump trucks (+/-2%:) worth.
Which sadly is easily filled with last years equipment...

The internet has no weight... (2, Interesting)

eepok (545733) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180232)

The internet is a mass of data interconnected by address. Data is not an object, but the status of variables. Data has no more weight than any other abstract concept.

Air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow? (1)

UTF-8 (680134) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180264)

This knowledge seems about as useful as knowing the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow. I'll keep this in mind if I'm ever asked this question.

BTW, is this the African or European Internet?

Oh shit! (1)

StikyPad (445176) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180266)

If it gets much heavier the Earth might sink!!

Hard to give this any creditability (1)

frovingslosh (582462) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180294)

Finally, they added the weight of 287,524 viruses

When they make a statement like this, when no weight can be assigned to a computer virus, they pretty much completely discredit themselves.

A mathematician from Scunthorpe (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#30180390)

Discovered the weight of his balls
His scrotum times three
Was approximately
Two thirds of four fifths of fuck all.

The question is, do they include the users weight? (1)

AbRASiON (589899) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180444)

I hope not :(

Electrons? (2, Interesting)

dandart (1274360) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180528)

But, isn't the Internet electrons and light? The internet is not a wire, it flows in a wire.... so surely it's the mass of the electrons and light!

And of course they're more massive than you might expect due to relativistic effects.

How Much? (1)

cacepi (100373) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180682)

498,438,559,990KG? What does that convert to in tubes?

useful? (1)

myVarNamesAreTooLon (1474005) | more than 4 years ago | (#30180684)

Obviously this information is only really useful to someone attempting to work out the cost of posting the Internet somewhere

...and this would be useful? Ever?

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