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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RE[10]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda
by WereCatf on Sat 17th Nov 2012 22:13 UTC in reply to "RE[9]: Comment by Thom_Holwerda"
WereCatf
Member since:
2006-02-15

"did someone say sex?


The word sex is commonly used as a synonym for the word gender in US English...
"

Actually, sex is used to refer to the physical representation determined by ones chromosomes, whereas gender refers to the appearance. Most people use them interchangeably, but in clinical medicine it's important to make the distinction.

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galvanash Member since:
2006-01-25

"[q]did someone say sex?


The word sex is commonly used as a synonym for the word gender in US English...
"

Actually, sex is used to refer to the physical representation determined by ones chromosomes, whereas gender refers to the appearance. Most people use them interchangeably, but in clinical medicine it's important to make the distinction. [/q]

The word sex is also commonly used as a synonym for the word gender in US English... Im not a doctor, I wasn't speaking in clinical terms nor should I expect anyone reading this forum to interpret me that way, and I don't see how what you just wrote has anything to do with the topic at hand.

You argued that denying a woman the right to vote does not cause injury. I said it most certainly did. If you want to respond to that please do, but critiquing my choice of words or understand of English language is just derailing the discussion.

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WereCatf Member since:
2006-02-15

Im not a doctor, I wasn't speaking in clinical terms nor should I expect anyone reading this forum to interpret me that way, and I don't see how what you just wrote has anything to do with the topic at hand.


I didn't claim it had anything to do with the topic at hand, I just merely provided some insight as to the words "sex" and "gender."

You argued that denying a woman the right to vote does not cause injury. I said it most certainly did. If you want to respond to that please do


There's not much to respond. Inequality does not equal injury, they're two entirely different concepts.

but critiquing my choice of words or understand of English language is just derailing the discussion.


If you see it that way. I never meant to "derail" anything with it.

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