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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Aug 11, 2010 2:10 am

Also while we're at it, what the hell is up with advertising "500GB" when the computer only has, what, 460?
Storage vendors consider a kilobyte to be 1000 bytes instead of the traditional 1024 bytes. It's the same for hard drives, solid state drives, and flash memory. f****** dumb, huh?
I've heard of that but it still pisses me off. It feels like just one more kick in the pants, and I'm already fit to just take the thing back to bestbuy and say "This is what I paid for with the extended warranty. FIX IT." Google has not so far helped me fix it myself, and I've been trying but every failure just makes me more angry.
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Postby starlooker » Wed Aug 11, 2010 8:57 am

DO IT. Seriously. Take it back and make them make it work. Telling people what you want and why you want it and that you want it now sometimes helps. Doing the same with a computer, I have found, seldom leads to appreciative change.
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Postby jotabe » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:37 am

I'm afraid you'd be in the wrong about this, now. Historically, byte has been counted in powers of 2, so kilo was made to be 1024 bytes (roughly 1000, that is, kilo), mega was 1024 kilos, and so on.
But a few years ago, the IEEE changed the convention from binary to decimal, so now kilo is effectively 1000 byte, mega is 1,000,000, etc.

The confusion comes with the OSs, because they probably still use the old convention, so they read "wrong" the actual size of the disc. I understand some newer OSs (maybe win7 does? i am not sure, lastest Mac OSX and latest linuxes do it for sure) read the size correctly, that is, in decimal.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:19 pm

I understand some newer OSs (maybe win7 does? i am not sure, lastest Mac OSX and latest linuxes do it for sure) read the size correctly, that is, in decimal.
It doesn't.
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Postby Dr. Mobius » Wed Aug 11, 2010 1:47 pm

How long ago is "a few years"? My iMac is almost three years old. It was advertised as having a 500GB HD but only actually has 465.76GB. I remember looking into back then and the reason I was given was that the footprint of the OS and other vital software wasn't figured into the drive's total space.

I don't know the conversion rate. Does 465 old gigs = 500 new gigs? Or vice versa depending on which way the OS is supposedly miscalculating it.
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Postby locke » Wed Aug 11, 2010 3:18 pm

a kilobyte is 1024 bytes not 1000 bytes. when measuring how many kilobytes there are a vendor will divide the total number of bytes by 1000 rather than by 1024 thus yielding a higher number of kilobytes than there actually are.

scale up to gigabytes and that's how you lose 40 GB of space. it's never actually there, computers accurately divide by 1024, unlike humans who divide by 1000 because kilo means 1000. The computer count is more technically accurate. vendors can just advertise more space than is actually there because they are allowed to be bad at division.

if a kilobyte were 1000 bytes you would have a 500 gb harddrive, since a kilobyte is 1024 bytes you actually only have a 460 gb harddrive.
So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.

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Postby jotabe » Wed Aug 11, 2010 4:46 pm

Well, according to the wiki, the IEEE changed the standard in 2000... but the story is way messier than i thought! According to the precedents they show, you could get some kind of discount or refund, if you go all the way.
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Postby Caspian » Wed Aug 11, 2010 7:09 pm

Man Kijiji people are frustrating. If you decided you don't want what I'm selling, JUST LET ME KNOW so I can offer it to the next person in line. Don't just not show up. That is dickish. Don't be a dick.
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Postby zeroguy » Wed Aug 11, 2010 9:01 pm

The confusion comes with the OSs, because they probably still use the old convention, so they read "wrong" the actual size of the disc. I understand some newer OSs (maybe win7 does? i am not sure, lastest Mac OSX and latest linuxes do it for sure) read the size correctly, that is, in decimal.
No they don't. Software reporting file sizes and disk space and such report sizes based on the binary suffixes, not decimal ones, and doing otherwise would piss a lot of people off.

Hardware storage vendors report products with the decimal prefixes for historical reasons; the overloaded term is unfortunate, but it's not some conspiracy to make it look like they're selling you more or something. If you want to be unambiguous, use kibibyte, mebibyte, etc. And then have people laugh at you for making minor distinctions nobody cares about.
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Postby Young Val » Thu Aug 12, 2010 5:22 pm

f*** YOU, HR DEPARTMENT!
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Postby Jayelle » Fri Aug 13, 2010 10:10 pm

PICK UP YOUR DAMN STUFF!!!

I am so sick of being jerked around by people who say they're going to buy our furniture and then have them not show up!

Have some decency. CALL US. EMAIL US. DO SOMETHING!!!

ARRRRGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111ONE.
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Postby starlooker » Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:47 am

WHAT THE f***!!!!!!!!!????!???!?!?!?!!

I'm sorry, I think that if I lose a dissertation committee member -- particularly the AT-LARGE member who was appointed by the graduate school and, by definition, has NO CONNECTION to my department, you at least OWE ME A FUCKING LETTER. One sent to my home address. If I give you the benefit of the doubt, you might've sent it to my department mailbox. However, if you'd taken two seconds to see that I live in WICHITA, you might've thought twice about that. Or email. Email would have been good. Something.

ALL. THAT. WORK.

ALL THAT FUCKING WORK.

DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH WORK THAT WAS?????

I AM AT BIG TROUBLE AT MY JOB FOR TRYING TO GET IT FINISHED IN THIS TIMEFRAME.

FUCKING INCOMPETENT BASTARDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:58 pm

AUUUUUUGGGGHHHHHHH
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Postby fawkes » Wed Oct 06, 2010 10:29 pm

You bitch, don't you DARE talk about my mother that way!!!!!!
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Postby Yebra » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:58 am

I'm a tad pissed off.
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Postby VelvetElvis » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:04 am

Your fucking bicycle does not belong in the kitchen. We have a very nice deck that you could leave it on. I am very tempted to cut your brakes.
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Postby Gravity Defier » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:56 pm

Your f****** bicycle does not belong in the kitchen.

I keep mine in the dining room. :D


No, seriously.
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Postby Rei » Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:27 pm

I am very tempted to cut your brakes.
This notion fills me with terror out here. The idea of going 40km/h through a red light on a bicycle... *shivers*
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Postby VelvetElvis » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:33 am

Your f****** bicycle does not belong in the kitchen.

I keep mine in the dining room. :D


No, seriously.
In an apartment?

That said, I don't mind as long as it's not MY kitchen.
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Postby Jayelle » Wed Nov 03, 2010 6:40 pm

DAMNIT ALL TO HELL!!

TRANSIT STRIKE. I rely on the damn crappy busses here to get me anywhere. Now I don't even have that.

Now I have to walk, while I am 8 freaking months pregnant, either with Ginny walking or pushing her in the stroller. In the cold rain. On these damn hills.

I HATE YOU ST. JOHN'S!!!!
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Nov 03, 2010 10:24 pm

Aw, Jan, that SUCKS. :cry: I'm so sorry to hear that.
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Postby Wil » Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:59 am

FRACKING NEIGHBORS WHO THE FRACK GETS A FRACKING CONCRETE TRUCK AT SIX FRACKING AM?!

All I've heard for the last three fracking hours is:
BEEP
BEEP
BEEP
BEEP
BEEP
BEEP
BEEP
BEEP
BEEP
BEEP
BEEP
AS THE FRACKING TRUCK MOVES BACK AND FORTH LITERALLY TEN FEET FROM MY THIN FRACKING WINDOWS.

Do they SERIOUSLY need the goddamn thing to warn them that it's backing up two feet? I'm sure you can't turn the fracking beeper off because, you know, some stupid driver would forget to turn it on and some stupid people would somehow NOT SEE the HUGE GODDAMN TRUCK and end up getting killed.

Wouldn't be so bad had I not gone to bed only TWO HOURS before the truck arrives.

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Postby Jayelle » Fri Nov 05, 2010 11:30 am

SHUT UP YOU DAMN YAPPY DOG!
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Postby steph » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:02 pm

Enough! Already!! Please!!!! I'd really appreciate it if the world didn't keep kicking me down every time I try to climb back up.

First, Kinley falls down the stairs, then the shopping cart incident, now I had to take Brayden in for stitches on the bottom side of his nose.

I've already taken to heart the "worst mother" message that keeps being sent. I don't need to hear it in different ways over and over and over again.
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Postby Petrie » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:23 pm

*hugs* Steph, you're taking the wrong message to heart.

Kids are going to get bumps and scrapes and fall and cry and they're going to get hurt in ways that you can't always stop or control, but that you're going to want to shield them from because you're Mom and you love them.

Some of it is stupid and preventable, sure, but it's also them exploring their independence and making mistakes and so long as you are there to help pick up the pieces when they get in over their heads, you're golden.

Moms don't actually have eyes on the back of their heads and in other rooms and contrary to popular belief, moms aren't superheroes. You can't be everywhere, always and you sure as hell can't be perfect.

None of this changes how you feel, I know but I want you to see, I wish you could see, that you are a great mother. This stuff doesn't change that or diminish that and your best is so very good enough, and more, for them.

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Postby locke » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:15 am

shoot, Brayden will now be able to brag to all his friends how many stitches he's got. Boys are always impressed by stitch count, likewise impressed by how many broken bones one has had, and how many limbs have been in casts, some boys I knew growing up had something in a cast virtually every summer.
So, Lone Star, now you see that evil will always triumph because good is dumb.

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Postby Rei » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:22 am

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:21 pm

Oh for f***'s sake, SSHRC, why did you have to go and change the deadline on me this year? *many muttered profanities*
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Postby Rei » Sat Nov 13, 2010 3:16 pm

If you adamantly do not want me biking and insist on doing car juggling, don't get mad at me when there is a miscommunication and you re-arranged your entire day. I would be perfectly happy independently biking to work and back again without your forced charity. Also, I'm pretty darn sure I said last night that training today had been canceled when we were talking about opening being delayed.
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Postby Petrie » Sun Nov 14, 2010 7:48 pm

I didn't know where to stick this but I figured it pissed me off, so it would be fine here.

People can be assholes, so it's no wonder their kids are going to exhibit behaviors of an assholish nature. That sounds awful, I know, but I just got back from my niece's first birthday party and there was one of those inflatable, bouncing house things. Naturally, the kids wanted to play in there and the adults were only too happy to leave them to their own devices because, hey, they're just right there in the same yard and if the adults are within sight and hearing range, no big deal.

Only, on numerous occasions you'd hear things like "Fight! Fight!" being yelled by the entire group or "Scaredy cat!" and a child would leave, either physically or emotionally hurt.

Maybe that's okay to some people and maybe I should have kept my mouth shut but I was not going to stand there and watch little kids pick on each other and then smile it off as "kids being kids."

I marched right over to the thing and I told them they better behave, that I didn't want to hear any more mean things and there was absolutely no more pushing and fighting.

After I did that, a little girl that had been picked on came up to me and was very upset and it broke my heart. I escorted her in and stayed in for a while and made some great little friends but jesus. I was so angry that the parents thought that was okay. Kids are vicious and they need supervision in groups.



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STOP TELLING ME HOW TO FIX MY FACE BECAUSE I'VE FUCKING HEARD IT ALL BEFORE AND IT NEVER WORKS AND NEVER WILL AND I HAVE TO LIVE WITH WHAT I HAVE, THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR CONCERN.

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Postby Luet » Sun Nov 14, 2010 8:06 pm

I think you were totally right about the kids. I would have done the same thing.
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Postby Peterlover14 » Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:47 pm

DON'T TELL ME THINGS WILL WORK OUT AND THEN A COUPLE OF WEEKS LATER SAID "OH NEVERMIND, I THOUGH THIS THROUGH AND REALIZED IT WAS A DUMB IDEA".

AGAIN.

I understand we can't be together now. BUT DON'T MAKE IT SEEM LIKE IT COULD NEVER F**CKING HAPPEN JUST BECAUSE YOU'RE SCARED.

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Postby Eaquae Legit » Tue Nov 30, 2010 3:43 pm

You English b****** and your beaurocracy! Stupid stupid STUPID. I swear, if I weren't already going grey, this would do it!! AUGH. GET YOUR s*** TOGETHER ALREADY.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Wed Jan 05, 2011 2:47 pm

AUUUUUGHHHH.
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Postby Eaquae Legit » Fri Mar 18, 2011 2:38 pm

!ERT^&*(IUYTRDE#$%^&*()_(*&%^#$@
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