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Comment: Re:Fahrenheit? WTHolyF? (Score 1) 210

by BronsCon (#47927759) Attached to: SanDisk Releases 512GB SD Card
I'm not so wrong that you need to emphasize it like a jackass. In fact, in the context in which I was thinking, I was absolutely correct:

Diskettes use yet another "megabyte" equal to 1024×1000 bytes.

Footnote:

Microsoft (2003-05-06). "Determining Actual Disk Size: Why 1.44 MB Should Be 1.40 MB". Article ID: 121839. Microsoft. Retrieved 2007-07-07. "The 1.44-megabyte (MB) value associated with the 3.5-inch disk format does not represent the actual size or free space of these disks. Although its size has been popularly called 1.44 MB, the correct size is actually 1.40 MB."

It just so happens that I was *right* in the *wrong context*. Dick.

Comment: Re: didn't have to be worse.. (Score 1) 203

by BronsCon (#47927393) Attached to: Sapphire Glass Didn't Pass iPhone Drop Test According to Reports
You do realize that both UPS and FedEx provide the shipper with a tracking number at the time the shipping label is created, right? Having a tracking number tells you a label has been created (not even necessarily printed) and nothing more; entering the tracking number into the tracking system can provide you more details, but the mere existence of a set of numbers does not convince me that anything has been shipped.

In fact, it was confirmed that iPhones started leaving ZhengZhou on 9-15, the day after I posted that comment. The first of those should be arriving Friday (today, for those who paid for expedited shipping). You seem to think you're good at finding this type of information, so I'll leave that as an exercise for you; for everyone else who reads this, I suggest starting with the search term so generously provided by the AC I'm replying to.

Comment: Re:Welp. (Score 1) 262

by BronsCon (#47912043) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?
Just as likely is using the term "movie" to refer to the entire video content of one of the tapes. That's how I read it so as to be able to provide thoughtful consideration as to what, exactly, the OP was in need of help with. Upon seeing a large number of actually helpful posts already present in the thread, alongside a number of posts ridiculing the OP for even asking this question, I decided it might be helpful to advocate for the OP. Especially when I saw someone point out a flaw with the OP's methodology, without providing a solution, and do so in such a way as to discourage others from providing solutions. Not helpful, in the least.

Comment: Re:Welp. (Score 1) 262

by BronsCon (#47911537) Attached to: Ask Slashdot: What To Do After Digitizing VHS Tapes?
Where did the OP say movies, as in feature films? He said "desk drawer's worth of VHS tapes", and his later use of the word "movies" doesn't seem to imply commercial feature films available to pirate from TPB. Since OP didn't specify, it is just as likely that these are training videos, home movies, or even security tapes. Yes, some places still use security tapes; and there are any number of reasons why a specific tape from the rotation may need to be archived for anywhere from a year to a decade.

Comment: Re:sort of like Amazon Prime Music (Score 1) 607

You're absolutely right, it's just one album, no big deal. Until the next one. And the one after that. And the one after that. Then Metallica comes around and realizes that digital distribution is a good thing (and Apple offers them a few hundred million) and they give away their entire catalog. That's 12 albums most people probably won't want in their libraries (if they do, they already own them). Okay, so now there are 16 albums in your library that you didn't purchase and can't get rid of. True, you don't have to download them to your device, but why should you have to tip-toe around them?

For me, this U2 album comprises 50% of my iTunes music "purchases". That means, randomly clicking on a purchased album, there's a 50% chance I'm going to get this album that I don't want. Thanks, Apple.

Comment: Re:It's not your phone (Score 1) 607

I don't own an iPhone and I don't have automatic sync enabled on my Mac, Windows PC, or iPad, but this still annoys me, to say the least. Each iTunes user is now counted as a "sale" of this album, artificially pumping their sales stats. U2 doesn't deserve recognition for a double platinum album unless they actually sold it to 2 million people. Follow?

Comment: Re:The iphone's latest demise. (Score 1) 222

by BronsCon (#47910127) Attached to: iPhone 6 Sales Crush Means Late-Night Waits For Some Early Adopters
HTC devices not on AT&T's network (as they ask HTC to disable developer unlocking) suit that need just fine. The fact is that I need a phone, so my choices are carry 2 devices or make the phone do double duty. Carrying 2 devices means charging 2 devices and that doesn't work for me. Unless you're trying to tell me that what's been working for me for the past 4 years isn't a suitable solution, in which case I'd kindly ask you to bugger off.

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