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Old June 23rd, 2006, 05:01 PM   #16
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Here's a marketing idea -- HD companies should understate their drive capacities by 8 percent. Then consumers will feel like they're getting added capacity for free.

It works when selling toothpaste.
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Old June 24th, 2006, 10:44 AM   #17
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This lawsuit and the McDonald's coffee thing make me sad.
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Old June 25th, 2006, 12:20 PM   #18
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WD - way to go!

I'm still waiting for my...

caviar.

I've had the champagne on ice for waaaay too long now.
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Old June 25th, 2006, 04:09 PM   #19
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Unrelated, but comparable to the gigabyte story:

A 2 x 4 x 8 piece of wood is actually 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 8, once delivered to the consumer. Even with this obvious knowledge, contractors and builders continue to have no problem referring to it as a 2 x 4.

Perhaps this new societal revelation of a gigabyte just needs time to sink in a bit before it is accepted as "standard."
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Old June 25th, 2006, 04:28 PM   #20
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A 2 x 4 x 8 piece of wood is actually 1 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 8, once delivered to the consumer.
For the same reason a quarter pound hamburger is less on the table...it's lost water in the preparation. The wood and meat both shrink from this and noone complains. This may explain the "*Pre-cooked weight" labels on the hamburgers though.
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