Linked by Howard Fosdick on Fri 16th Nov 2012 07:43 UTC
Windows A California man is suing Microsoft, alledging that his Surface tablet did not provide the advertised amount of disk space. The 32G device has 16G of space for users, as the operating system uses the other 16G. The 64G Surface leaves 45G free for users. The case will turn on whether Microsoft has clearly explained to customers how much free space the Surface leaves for their use outside of the OS. How much disk space does your OS consume?
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lucas_maximus
Member since:
2009-08-18

I'm not exactly sure what you mean. Are you drunk or something? I thought this article and discussion was about a *lack* of free space due to the OS hogging it up (specifically, Windows 8), and you go on about... 256GB drives? What? Can you put one of those things in a Surface? And should we really be expected to throw away even more money on yet another product because the original product itself is inadequate right off the shelf? Sounds like an unnecessary waste to me, and an unnecessary pat on the back to all the bloatware producers of the world.


Oh yeah because on a portable device I am going to take more than 10 1080p movies (on a 720p screen) and 2million albums and 4 zillion word documents.

It stinks of first world problems.

Edited 2012-11-16 09:07 UTC

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UltraZelda64 Member since:
2006-12-05

2 million albums? Wow, I have a few hundred, and even in Ogg Vorbis at quality level 2 they end up taking a total of around 9-10 gigs.A halfway decent quality (which level 2 is not) would be more like 12-14GB (don't remember the exacts, it's been a while since I tested myself). And I personally wouldn't even put HD videos on a portable device, lower res is fine with me, but with videos the sizes add up fast.

I struggle to keep even my favorite albums on the 2GB microSD card that came with my phone.

Edited 2012-11-16 09:26 UTC

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

It's called exaggeration

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zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Ogg Vorbis at quality level 2 [...] A halfway decent quality (which level 2 is not)

I'd say q2 can be easily called "halfway decent" (I'm using that for portable and/or space-constrained situations; well, aoTuV Vorbis builds to be exact, but it's not really much of a difference). For higher levels it would be something like "good" or "very good" and so on.

Generally, it's slightly weird - exactly when psychoacoustic compression nicely improved, can obtain quite respectable quality at very low bitrates ...people go more often for higher ones.

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0brad0 Member since:
2007-05-05


Oh yeah because on a portable device I am going to take more than 10 1080p movies (on a 720p screen) and 2million albums and 4 zillion word documents.

It stinks of first world problems.


Jesus christ are you ever retarded.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

Jesus christ, are you retarded?


FTFY.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

It stinks of first world problems.


I think someone has been reading memes too much and doesn't anymore know what the meaning of this particular one is.

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lucas_maximus Member since:
2009-08-18

The point is that someone is making a class action lawsuit on the fact they can't quite have as many films sitting in their hardrive.

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znby Member since:
2012-02-03

Agreed. Besides, given that this is a tech forum, I think everything discussed here by definition is going to be a first world problem.

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Flatland_Spider Member since:
2006-09-01

Oh yeah because on a portable device I am going to take more than 10 1080p movies (on a 720p screen) and 2million albums and 4 zillion word documents.


I know you're being sarcastic, but this is exactly what people do with laptops. You did forget the mountains of cat pics, though.

It stinks of first world problems.


I think we all know we're very fortunate that our biggest problems are arguing about computers.

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r_a_trip Member since:
2005-07-06

Oh yeah because on a portable device I am going to take more than 10 1080p movies (on a 720p screen) and 2million albums and 4 zillion word documents.

It stinks of first world problems.


So in essence you are saying the Surface is an OLPC...

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