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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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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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

It's called exaggeration


Exaggeration: to regard or represent as larger or greater, more important or more successful, etc, than is true.

What you're doing there clearly does not fit that definition. What you're doing is latching on to a meme without knowing how to use it properly and therefore just making yourself look like an ass -- not that that argument of yours didn't do that already all by itself!

Edited 2012-11-16 09:49 UTC

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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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