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Prasad kulkarni
07-08-2002, 09:40 AM
my HDD is of 20gb.......and i am having 3 drives.....but total size of three drives (c+d+e) become 18.5 or 19 gb.....
my friend is having HDD of 10gb and having single drive (c). but in properties it is showing some 8gb .........so why this differnce of 1 or 2 gb? is this a hdd loss or comp. error?

Prasad kulkarni
07-08-2002, 09:58 AM
oops..........i want to post this thread under General.........so how can i move this thread there?help me first for moving thread......
sorry again...........

nvoigt
07-08-2002, 10:02 AM
There is a difference in units:

a kilobyte is 1024 bytes. However, a Kilo bytes is 1000 bytes.

Accordingly, a megabyte is 1024*1024 bytes ( kilobyte*kilobyte ), however a mega bytes would sum up to kilo*kilo = 1000*1000 bytes. Add Giga to this and it becomes 1024 or 1000 depending on your usage of kilo. Marketing people tend to use kilo = 1000 because it's a cheap trick to declare something larger than it actually is. On the other hand, some of them simply have no clue that bytes are measured in powers of two ( 1024 = 2^10 ).

Your HDD is 20 gig, which, translated from marketing to real world units is not 20*1024*1024*1024 bytes, but 20*1000*1000*1000 bytes.

Your HDD has 20.000.000.000 bytes ( 20 marketing gigs ).
If you divide this by 1024 three times to get the number of real GB, you get 18.6something GB ( 18.626.451.492 bytes )

If my butcher would calculate this way, I would probably call the police... welcome to the world of marketing.

vasanth
07-08-2002, 10:08 AM
Weall for extra pocket money i assemble PC's... I had a very hard time explaining to a customer why his hdd was only around 35.5 when i specified 40 GB in the quotation...

netboy
07-08-2002, 10:12 AM
It's all about units conversion problem.... Not a problem actually... It's the conversion that confused many non-IT literate users about getting a "smaller" harddisk drive from the stated size.

:cool:

Prasad kulkarni
07-08-2002, 11:40 AM
netboy........can u plz explain the unit conversion to me.........
plz....

Prasad kulkarni
07-08-2002, 11:51 AM
yes.........i got it guys.............sorry.i was confused.thats why asking ques......now i got it...........thanx to everybody........esp. Mr. Nvoigt.........thanx again.................

pk

Fountain
07-08-2002, 05:12 PM
You really trying to sat that you thought a 20gig drive was really 20gig? Oh man

vasanth
07-09-2002, 06:20 AM
well i onece had another problem.. I assembled a PC for a old customer who was learning computers.. He called me on phone and said he wanted only one harddisk of capacity 10 GB and not 4 which made up 10Gb...(I had partitioned his HDD into 4 parts :))..

Prasad kulkarni
07-09-2002, 11:45 PM
that was gr8 practical joke.............did u provide him a coffee tray?
one of customer called my friend and said that ,'the coffee tray ,u have provided, is broken'..........he was talking about cd drive.....and before calling he put a coffee mug on that........

Xterria
07-09-2002, 11:50 PM
hey prasad have you ever seen a cobra

Prasad kulkarni
07-09-2002, 11:59 PM
yess............why?

Xterria
07-10-2002, 12:18 AM
how close?

Prasad kulkarni
07-10-2002, 05:57 AM
from 5 fts...........one cobra is there in the bushes behind my house....many times I saw him(or her) going here and there........or trying to catch the little birds on my mango tree.....
But why r u asking.............?
is it related, some how ,to my HDD prob?.........lol.........

Xterria
07-10-2002, 12:45 PM
no i just happened to see you were from india and i though of rikki tikki tavi

Prasad kulkarni
07-10-2002, 10:51 PM
hahahaahahahah.............i know that story..........i am from maharashtra................pune.......

novacain
07-10-2002, 11:38 PM
"Eye to eye and head to head,
This shall end when one is dead;
Turn for turn and twist for twist,
Hah! The hooded Death has missed!"
R Kipling

Saw a staged Mongoose / Cobra 'fight' when watching a snake charmer in Bombay.

Prasad kulkarni
07-13-2002, 01:15 AM
AT the hole where he went in
Red-Eye called to Wrinkle-Skin.
Hear what little Red-Eye saith:
'Nag, come up and dance with death !'

Eye to eye and head to head,
(Keep the measure, Nag.)
This shall end when one is dead:
(At thy pleasure, Nag.)

Turn for turn and twist for twist
(Run and hide thee, Nag.)
Hah ! The hooded Death has missed !
(Woe betide thee, Nag.)


r. kipling

Xterria
07-13-2002, 09:10 PM
yeah im totally ubsessed with snakes...i've spent over 150 bucks on a 40 gallon tank with many many many toys and accessories for my python...did i mention he went to the forth of july with me and saw fireworks. I just loved wrapping those glow band things around him and putting him around my neck. So fun. He went after the bunnies at the petting center for little children, though

//edit: ya know what, i feel like putting up the movie i made for him. anyone interested?

Prasad kulkarni
07-15-2002, 02:07 AM
In India Nagpanchami is a festival in honour of Snakes celebrated on the fifth day of the month of Shravan according to the Hindu Calendar. By the English Calendar, the festival falls on August 4, this year.
People visit the temple on this day to worship snakes and also Lord Shiva to whom snakes are very dear. This can be seen by the way he (Lord Shiva) is always depicted with a snake coiled around his neck.
Legend has it that the festival was started to appease the snakes in the monsoon season to prevent them from biting people. The monsoons cause all types of snakes to come out of their underground chambers into the world we tread on. Mortality from snakebites is believed to have prompted people to worship the 'Nag' (snake).
It is one of the most ancient fasts finding a mention in the Puranas. It is also considered a very auspicious day in the Hindu year.