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GMail 5 Gigabytes

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

Wednesday, November 21, 2007
12 years ago9,834 views

GMail is very close to 5 Gigabytes, amazing how much it has increase in such a short period of time

Avrohom Eliezer Friedman (AEF) [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I don't know. :)

I still have under 3. :)


aefreedy.googlepages.com/gmail ...



Just kidding – but I did take this screenshot a few minutes ago when I realized that when the page loads it switches from 2757.272164 to 5118.******

Weird!

I also noticed (but this could be REALLY old for all i know) the Gmail for organizations link at the bottom of the page.

Ben Allen [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Almost time to slow down a bit.

Zim [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I have 5118!!
It's increasing faster. But I don't care, I'm using only 626 MB. I still can backup all to a CD :P

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #


googlified.com/files/gmail-ema ...


The title of the login page now reads, "Gmail: Email from Google".

Ionut Alex. Chitu [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

[put at-character here]Haochi:
I know why they did this. Do a search for [gmail] google.com/search?q=gmail . The title "Welcome to Gmail" doesn't make sense from the perspective of someone who finds the site in a search engine.

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Woo more than Hotmail!!!
*Makes rude gesture at M$FT Fanboi on the other side of the class*

"You are currently using 201 MB (3%) of your 5128 MB"

David Hetfield [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

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Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Yeah but now it's over 5120 mb (The true 5 Gigs)

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Technically, 5000 Megabytes is 5 Gigabytes, but 5120 Mebibytes is 5 Gibibytes

Mrrix32 [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Are you comenting that I didn't Capitalise "MB" or are you talking about something else (If you where, it was a mistake)

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

He's talking about the confusing mess that is MB, Mb and MiB. To steal from the Definition from the WP artcile on Megabytes:

"The term "megabyte" is ambiguous because it is commonly used to mean either 1000² bytes or 1024² bytes"

Personally, I prefer it to mean 1024² bytes, but I've been brought up on that and others will probably disagree on the basis "it makes it more confusing" – but to who? The people who see 1.2MB as a value, not a number of bytes.

Stephen Tordoff [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

I PREFER it to be 1024 etc bytes, but KNOW it should be 1000 (inline with other SI Units, eg Kilogram)

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

Technically Megabyte is 1000 bytes according to the SI scale and a Mebibyte (MiB) is 1024 bytes on the Binary scale but the damage is done, a MB has been generally called 1024 bytes for too long.

Haochi [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

1024x makes you look more geeky.

End of discussion.

Martin Porcheron [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

<<you look more geeky.

End of discussion.>>

lol

Although, thinking about it, being involved in the discussion makes you look even more geeky than anything.

hebbet [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

on December 24th 2007 Gmail is getting 6000 MB

James Xuan [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

but still not 6GB's, eh? I wonder if they'll bump it up for a christmas present?

Sam Davyson [PersonRank 10]

11 years ago #

It is going up at quite a rate!

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