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Comment Ineligible (Score 4, Interesting) 528

They won't let people in NZ with a crminal record do jury duty I think. My story? Well I used to be a street racer and got busted doing 183KM/h in a 50KM/h zone. Yes, it was stupid. Yes, I know people are going to flame me about it. Yes, I have learned from it and haven't had so much as a parking ticket since I was busted

Comment Hardly a big deal (Score 2, Informative) 276

I've done just under 2tb in a month before, I've heard of other people on the same internet plan as me (Big Time on New Zealand's Telecom, unlmited ADSL2+) before they took it away because of people like me. Most I heard of was just shy of 3TB, this was on a horribly shaped connection too. Why is this news?
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Submission + - Apple kicks HDD marketing debate into high gear 2

quacking duck writes: With the release of Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard," Apple has updated a support document describing how their new operating system reports capacities of hard drives and other media. It has sided with hard drive makers who for years have advertised capacities as "1 GB = 1,000,000,000 bytes" instead of the traditional computer science definition, and in so doing has kicked the debate between marketing and computer science into high gear.

Binary prefixes for binary units (e.g. GiB for "gibibyte") have been promoted by the International Electrotechnical Commission and endorsed by IEEE and other standards organizations, but to date there's been limited acceptance (though manufacturers have wholeheartedly accepted the "new" definitions for GB and TB). Is Apple's move the first major step in forcing computer science to adopt the more awkward binary prefixes, breaking decades of accepted (if technically inaccurate) usage of SI prefixes?

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