Spinning the mantra of compassion via USENET

Assumptions:
  1. You post one article with the mantra included in your .sig.
  2. The news servers are UNIX machines that operate continuously.
  3. Each news server saves your article to a hard disk which rotates 5400 times per minute.
  4. There are 100,000 news servers in the world.
  5. Your article is available for about a week, then expires.
The math: (5400 rotations/minute) x (60 minutes/hour) x (24 hours/day) x (7 days/week) = 54,432,000 rotations per article per news server.

If there are 100,000 news servers in the world, the mantra would spin 5,443,200,000,000 times before the article expired, or over 5 trillion times.


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