imagine using "standards" invented to cover for hdd corporations deceiving dump normies

imagine using "standards" invented to cover for hdd corporations deceiving dump normies

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Are you saying metric units for measurement of data were invented to deceive computer storage customers?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      decimal prefixes yes

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        well your obviously wrong

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          hello victim of corporate scam

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This isn't metric. However the metric system was invented in the same light. Base 10 anything is a fucking travesty.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Base 10 anything is a fucking travesty.
        Seething American detected

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >haha look at the presumed american being mad that systems of measurement can be mangled very easily, specifically colliding with base 10 haha at least im proud of being ripped off
          Buy a rope and make yourself a swingset

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            seeth

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No. They are just being used for that purpose in specifically this case as theres a terminology confliction between two different systems of measurement. Its not hard to understand

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        but where is the deception? it's not like there is any manufacturer that uses binary-based prefixes, storage labeled 64GB always yields 59.7GiB

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >64GB always yields 59.7
          >where is the deception

          kek

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >implying there has ever been a situation where this has led to more HDDs sold

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              this led to corporations selling you less storage for the same money
              it's like you go buy a milk to find out your favorite 1L bottle is now 950ml

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >less storage for the same money
                actually the price of storage/money is continuously falling

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                well maybe add $1 to the hdd price instead of changing fucking terminology which was used during the past 30 years in computer science

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                how about we just preclude any possibility of ambiguity by just using iec prefixes

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

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                how about not introducing the ambiguity in the first place?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the ambiguity was introduced the first time someone used k to mean 1024, iec was created to fix that

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                there was no ambiguity until hdd companies started deceiving their customers, not mentioning normies don't care about difference between megabytes and mebibytes

                or do you work for seagate or something?

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                no it existed pretty much from the start
                https://dl.acm.org/doi/10.1145/362929.362962

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Tera is equivalent to a trillion
                >HDD Corporations: here's a 1 Terabyte drive, it contains one trillion bytes exactly!
                >Microsoft: no, it has less than a trillion* bytes (*trillion is our special unique kind of trillion that does not mean trillion)
                >OMG HDD CORPORATION WHY YOU DECEIVE ME??????????????????????????? SAVE ME MICROSOFT WINDOWS 11 IS SO GOOD

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Did Linux adapt to the Microsoft standard?

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    thanks to microsoft for being based and using the real prefixes

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    HDD manufacturers declare the capacity as
    2.000.000.000.000 Byte
    There is nothing wrong with that. If clueless normies, who have no reason to buy hardware when they don't know shit about it, conclude that that must mean the HDD has 2TB of capacity and then shit themselves when Windows shows them 1.86TB instead of 1.86TiB or 2.00TB, how is that the fault of the HDD manufacturer?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      linux shows 1.8 tb too
      you got fooled by corporations into believing it while you getting scammed out of storage

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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        they don't write 2.000.000.000.000 bytes, maybe only on another side with 5pt transparent font
        >1.86TiB
        cringe, it's 1.86TB

        Google says that 2 trillion bytes are 2 terabytes

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          well maybe don't believe everything you see on google

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          google also says trannies are real woman

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      they don't write 2.000.000.000.000 bytes, maybe only on another side with 5pt transparent font
      >1.86TiB
      cringe, it's 1.86TB

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wouldn't it be 2TiB

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >2TiB
          TiB does not exists, stop it

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The bit-byte scam ISPs do is far worse

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      well, at least they don't try to hijack terminology

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not the same

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Retard here, why is this a thing? Why don't they just report amount of memory I can use to store shit? Why they gotta be passive aggressive about this. Hard drives I don't really care, but for flash drives they fucked me over cause something that is 64 gigs is really 58, which is just little too small to keep my collection of roms

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      because fucking capitalists

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Base 2 vs base 10

      The computer will interpret 1mb as 1024kb (because a computer reads binary code, which is base 2) but the base 10 (decimal system that humanfags use) says 1 mb = 1000 kb which is false

      The standard manufacturers go by is the latter, its a scam lol.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        > because a computer reads binary code, which is base 2
        jesus

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        So are they using the 1024 because it is easier to write it down in binary code?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          lol what are you even doing on LULZ

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            retard

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it's literally 1111111111 - it's computer base10 of ten "down" bits.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >1024 == 1111111111b
            of by one kek
            it's 0x400, 4*0x100, 4*256.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              10^0=1
              get smart friend!

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                0^0=0
                owned

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                0^0=1 but okay

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What if the file is 35 Bytes in size

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    International standards are stupid inefficient trash, which is why no person with a brain will ever use them.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you send your comment using the HTTP/1.1 standard, dummy

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This, binary math is unreal to most boomers/normies, rarely
    schools even taught them

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Based base 2 chad, reject disk storage scams

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was always entertained by the fact that a 1.44MB floppy took a bet either way, and was exactly 1,440KB, 1,474.560 bytes, or 1.38MiB.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Least retarded LULZ thread

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >standards are BAD!
    the world would be better off without "people" like you

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    The reason everything about computers is weirder than anything else we supposedly invented is that in this case, we didn't.

    >so like uhhh the high level language is written in a lower level one and then the machine magically "understands" the machine code
    >yeah and then electricity goes bzzz and the circuits made of the magic mineral answer our questions

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >an alien spacecraft land in your back yard
      >you reverse engineer, patent and start producing them within a few months
      OK

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

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        >ask computer scientists how the silicon magic really operates or is produced
        >no one has a clue
        OK

  13. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

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    I prefer IEC prefixes because they're unambiguous. "5 GB" could mean either 5,000,000,000 or 5,368,709,120 bytes, but "5 GiB" will always mean the latter.

  14. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The standard make it easier to NOT be deceived

  15. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Only leftists, crooks and globohomo troons would concoct such reframing of a decades old established standard to disrupt the norm.

    1024KB is 1MB. Anything less isn’t.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

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      >decades old established standard

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >pretending to be retarded

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >my delusion of the importance of my nerdy niche trumps reality
          Many such cases.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            8 bits = 1 byte
            Computers run on base2
            This is why base10 isn’t used by people who are knowledgeable and competent in computer science.

            TL:DR your a plebeian if you use base10 for calculating storage in computers.

  16. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The one thing I pick my bone at are internet providers. The fucking bit / byte speed can go shit itself.
    Anytime you move file through any other transfer you don't have to recalculate in head how long it takes to pass through?
    Fucking why ?
    And I don't speak about IT needs I speak about shit marketing blasts to normies. Oh the number bigger so it must be better !

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What is so hard about, just divide by 10 it's roughly what you are getting.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Its divide by 8 if I recall. Gives me a headache when dealing with anything about it.
        Especially when I have to make speed limits for every smart shit my family discovers.

  17. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why did they make 1024 Bytes = 1 KiB?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It must be due to the binary counter (and not the actual storage). The binary counter is easy to read with the binary counting system.

      0000000000010000000000 - 1024 Bytes (1 KiB)
      0000000000010000000001 - 1025
      0000000000011111010000 - 2000
      0000000000100000000000 - 2048
      0011110100001001000000 - 1000000
      0100000000000000000000 - 1048576 (1 MiB)
      1000000000000000000000 - 2097152 (2 MiB)

  18. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is the stupidest thread on LULZ
    Any bit or byte metric about a computer device or protocol is de facto in the context of computing i.e. base 2 , supplanting it with a base 10 version is always a lie or a mistake
    If you disagree you don't understand what a lie is

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Any bit or byte metric about a computer device or protocol is de facto in the context of computing i.e. base 2
      The actual bytes count up normally in a file
      6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 bytes

      The file is not either 2, 4 or 8 bytes

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Congratulations, you have discovered the idea of counting

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Why are we counting like this - 998, 999, 1000, 1001, 1002, ..., 1021, 1022, 1023, 1,000

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Nobody but you is
            3 in binary is 11

  19. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When a microcontroller advertises 4K flash memory, how many bytes is that?

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