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Comment Re:Wha?!?!!! (Score 1) 172

OS X is an evolution of NEXTSTEP, which was started in the late 80s. They saw that OS 9 was a dead end and Apple needed something "new" and "modern", so they went with NEXT (and for a good while there was this set of compatibility APIs called carbon, PROBABLY had a lot of mac classic code). You can still see a lot of similarities between Xcode today and what they were using on NEXT in the early 90s.
new code, old code, it makes no difference. It ALL has flaws.

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Submission + - Hard Drives Should Meet Rated Capacity ( 1

Maniac-X writes: "A recent petition directed toward hard drive manufacturers telling them that consumers want more accurate drive capacity ratings.

Rate capacity in binary, instead of decimal. We want to take a hard drive home and format it to rated capacity. We're all tired of taking home a rated 320GB drive, and having it format to 298GB. This margin of error is simply unacceptable.

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