Reply to post: Re: "more than 8,000 data packets in its mass memory"

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Re: "more than 8,000 data packets in its mass memory"

"Data packet" could mean one ethernet packet, or one megabyte, or one scan row, or one image, or collected observations for a period of one millisecond, or one minute.

In this case there's little point saying there are "over 8,000 data packets"; you may as well just say "some data packets". The number could be 5 million or it could be 2, without affecting the meaning.

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