ALL of Wikipedia in One QR Code?


ALL of Wikipedia in One QR Code?

In which Hank just gets really nerdy for a while trying to figure out whether it’s possible to encode and decode all 24 TB of Wikipedia onto and from a single QR code. Please feel free to check my math and let me know if I got anything wrong.

Minute Physics: How Far Can Legolas See:

Decoding a QR Code by hand: (which does a great job of explaining exactly how QR codes work.)

I know I didn’t correct for the distortion at the edge of the wide-angle shot, but Henry and I went through the calculation and found that it didn’t affect the overall result.

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