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Bramimond

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  1. I don't know about Windows. I'm on Linux. It shows up like that for me. Bytes have always been power of two, so 1024. Nothing else makes sense. It's a hardware issue and has nothing to do with developers. I mean, you could change the number that gets displayed to the user if you put in extra effort to deceive him into thinking his actually only 9.1TB drive has 10TB of space.
  2. Kilo, mega, etc. are just powers of ten, yes, but bytes usually come in powers of two and instead of inventing a whole other name for each prefix (kibi, mebi, gibi, tebi), which would sound mentally challenged, people just kept the familiar prefixes, while knowing that bytes are different. Kind of like people know that 60s are a minute and not 100s. Even though this makes absolutely no sense. 1TB should be 10244 Bytes: 1.099.511.627.776 And not 10004 Bytes: 1.000.000.000.000 Which then shows up as 1.000.000.000.000 / (1024 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024) = ~0.909TB
  3. Don't know about other people, but I don't like black bars around my content and am really glad that the world - for the most part - could decide on something and stick with it. That something is 16:9. If you just want extra space, removing all the menus/panels/bars will go a long way. Instead of bloated browsers you may know, try out surf to get a feeling for how much space menus and stuff eat up completely unnecessarily.
  4. Well, it's a movie full of pretty scenes devoid of any substance and Iblard Jikan did that shtick way better back in 2007. Of course, uncultured people never heard of Iblard Jikan (made by Ghibli), since that one didn't receive a marketing campaign.
  5. The interesting part to me is why someone would care about this kind of impact on the environment, which is minimal anyway. If you want to save the environment, simply reducing the number of people on the planet will go a long way. Even if you reduce the footprint of everyone it's meaningless if you increase the population by a larger margin. Just preventing immigration from poor countries to rich countries would go a long way, since a persons environmental footprint in a rich country will be much worse than in a poor country. But then again, who are you saving the environment for?
  6. I give it two weeks. It's not like nvidia hasn't always been evil, it's just that people got reminded about it again. But so what? Big companies that lack notable competition tend to be evil: Microsoft, Google, Facebook, ... What are you going to do about it, install Linux, search with searx.me and not have social media.. or a smartphone for that matter? The reason LTT cared this time was because their bottom line was threatened. Otherwise they'd just continue to defend nvidia like they usually do. What does anyone care whether companies are
  7. It's surprising that ordering things by phone is still a thing that works. I always assumed that it went the way of the dodo with the arrival of the Internet. When was the last time you ordered something with a phone call? When was the last time someone you know did? I never ordered anything with a phone call and the last time someone I know did it was about two decades ago. Next thing you tell me someone still prints and sells magazines. What a crazy world.
  8. Other than Windows itself and the office suite there isn't much forced upon me that the general public would recognize. In a very general sense, though, monolithic software is garbage. The kind of software that tries to do everything. You know the kind. The ebook-reader that also tries to be a library management system and thus encroaches the utility of your file browser. Basically every program that takes longer than half a second to fully start up is doing more than it probably should be. If you're like me and use Linux, you can go here https://github.com/mayfrost/guides/blob/mas
  9. Some people misunderstand the security of whom is threatened. It's not the security of the luser. It's the security of the country. So when local tech giants spy on lusers for the local government, that's not a security threat, that's a security feature. But when foreign tech giants spy on lusers for a foreign government, that's when the local government has a security threat. You know how it's called paying taxes, when people have to give the local government a cut, but it's called extortion when the mafia wants a cut? Same thing. The local government isn't your friend and it does
  10. No, he doesn't need to do this because he hasn't done anything wrong and you demanding this from him is abusive.
  11. That's called kafkatrapping[1] and can be disregarded as an argument, because it is kafkatrapping. [1] http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=2122
  12. I can recommend this keyboard for everything, unless you have the specific need to reach keys designed to be reached with the right hand with your left hand and/or the other way around. (For example if you lost one of your hands.) I switched to this keyboard because of wrist pain, now I don't know how I ever could live without one.
  13. All of them. It's just that you stop calling people nuts once they are proven to be correct. Kind of like that paranoia demotivator pointing out that it isn't paranoia if they really are out to get you.
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