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Get Perpendicular

Kush

High On Life!
#1
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 '.
 

Kush

High On Life!
#4
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:
 

VenomXt

Blame me for the RAZR's
#9
now they need one explaining why windows and dos say a ahrdive is 1024 bytes and they say it is 1000 bytes hehe.
 
#10
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
 

SPeedY_B

I may actually be insane.
#12
Well it's certainly better than Toshiba's explanation:




VenomXt said:
now they need one explaining why windows and dos say a ahrdive is 1024 bytes and they say it is 1000bytes hehe.
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.
 

gonaads

Beware the G-Man
Political User
#15
Geffy said:
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
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
 

Kush

High On Life!
#17
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.
 

mlakrid

OSNN BASSMASTER
Political User
#19
SPeedY_B said:
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.
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:
 

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