rip your dvds let me know how fast the storage goes then.
OK Just ripped all my DVDs and they take up 0GB. I do not want to re-watch anything enough for it to be worth buying.
That's why they use BCD or some other type of decimal encoding. Spreadsheets can be a problem, though. I remember (back in the early days of PCs) trying to explain to a financial analyst that there wasn't a bug in his spreadsheet when the cross checks on his calculations where coming up with a (very small) inequality.
I would guess that they store currency in the smallest unit possible (cnets in USA pence in UK) so £100 is stored as 10000 pence and then put the decimal point in dor display purposes only. Far eaiser to do calculations with than BCD.
And oddly, I also know a number of people who are generally right-handed, but left-handed when it comes to sports/athletics.
I guess this is something to do with them actually being more left handed than right handed and there is less preduice against left handedness in sport than in the rest of the world. How many right handed people would be left handed if the world was generally left handed?
egrep patterns are full regular expressions; it uses a fast deterministic algorithm that sometimes needs exponential space. -- unix manuals