Get Perpendicular

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Kush, Apr 9, 2005.

  1. Kush

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    Hitachi announced this week that it had developed a new recording method to store up to 10 times as much data on a hard disk. To explain this feat, Hitachi has posted a hilarious Flash animation to help you 'Get Perpendicular '.
     
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  2. hahah nice
     
  3. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    Haha, that was awesome. Cool technology too :)
     
  4. Kush

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    i wonder when this will actually be availible on the market
    edit: and as for the flash its really entertaining and funny, to think a major corporation would think to make something funny like that. :yowch: :laugh:
     
  5. ShepsCrook

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    omfg that was hilarious.
     
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    no kidding eh!
     
  7. gonaads

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    Damn, even a two year old would enjoy that, heh. That was goofy. :D
     
  8. VenomXt

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    hahahaha that was great.
     
  9. VenomXt

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    now they need one explaining why windows and dos say a ahrdive is 1024 bytes and they say it is 1000 bytes hehe.
     
  10. Geffy

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    its sort of 'School House Rock' stylie that

    *hums 'lolly lolly lolly get your adverbs here'
    damn them for their catchy songs and appauling lyrics :p
     
  11. the_music_man

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    wow LOL that was crazy. reminds me of school house of rock too. i love that Mr Bill skit!
     
  12. SPeedY_B

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    Well it's certainly better than Toshiba's explanation:

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    Nothing to do with Windows or DOS. Linux, BeOS, Mac OS X, FreeBSD... every operating system out there will report as 1024bytes = 1KB, because that's exactly what a kilobyte is. However, HDD manufacturers are somehow allowed to screw us over by releasing storage specifications based on 1KB = 1000bytes, meaning we lose theoretical space on every drive we buy, very annoying.
     
  13. Kush

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    yes how annoying? THE MOST IT COULD EVER BE! why? because they know we know and they are just screwing us and its tough luck for us, go build your own hard drive if you don't like it eh?
     
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  15. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Conjunction Junction, what's your function?
    Hooking up words and phrases and clauses.
    Conjunction Junction, how's that function?

    :p Damn, I still remember that. :p
     
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    i just showed this flash to some friends they all laughed at me, and said im too obssesed with computers, but they thought it was funny and liked the fros.
     
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  19. mlakrid

    mlakrid OSNN BASSMASTER Political User Folding Team

    1024-1000 = 24 bytes lost per kB

    1G = 1,048,576 kB = 48,576 bytes lost

    100G = 104,857,600 kB = 4,857,600 bytes lost

    Its less than 5MB per 100G I know we still lose a tiny fraction, but is it really worth getting mad about? I dont know about you guys, but I have pr0n files much larger than that... :eek: