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[–] skidmark-steve 4 points 55 points (+59|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Now you can get a 128 GB MicroSD card for $49! That's insane, because I paid almost double that for mine not that long ago. This isn't a bad thing, its a demonstration of progress.

On the other hand, Apple still charges $600 for a 16 GB device with no expansion slot. It makes me laugh so hard that my sides hurt.

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[–] NikoMyshkin 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

i'd say that's not really gonna piss him off tho, since he's gay. i'd rather apple had something unpleasant happen to them because of their harsh attitudes towards such issues.

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[–] Scotcheggs 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

You have to blame their stupid consumers more than the company itself. If you could get away with packaging low tier hardware in a shiny shell and deceiving the numpties into paying a premium price for it you would probably do it as well.

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[–] Mr_Wizard 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I like you guys. Man O man I know why I like and return to Voat.

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[–] Stavon 3 points 11 points (+14|-3) ago 

On the other hand, Apple still charges $600 for a 16 GB device with no expansion slot. It makes me laugh so hard that my sides hurt.

It's not a storage device, so you shouldn't compare it. But sure for the price they should integrate some more storage.

You should not buy a device where you can't replace the parts failing often. Like screen, storage or battery.

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[–] TheHammer 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

Unfortunately, most of the time you don't have a choice of a good cell phone that you can easily replace the motherboard on

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[–] revfelix 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

As someone who has replaced an Apple screen, that shit is a bitch.

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[–] HorseIsDead 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

What's funny is how much people suck apple off. A few years ago they audited the components of the current iPhone and said they came out to $190 or so. They said somehow that makes it fair. It's funny that whoever wrote that knew enough to find bulk component pricing but didn't realize that $200 is the minimum ON CONTRACT price. It's a fucking piece of shit. The only reason it seems well built is the solid aluminum case.

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[–] Gardmeria 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

They charge that because they know people will buy it

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[–] drmoron 2 points 12 points (+14|-2) ago 

For those interested it's a 305 RAMAC - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_305_RAMAC

Personally, I've always like the look of Cray devices more than IBM.

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[–] pitenius 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I can only imagine your downvoat came from William Norris.

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[–] frankenmine 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

This bugs me every time it's posted. No, this is not a 5 megabyte drive. It's a 5 million character drive. Characters back then consisted of 7 bits, not 8, so if you have to convert it to modern units, it would be (((5,000,000 * 7)/8)/1000)/1000 = 4.375 megabytes (what the manufacturer would slap on the box), or (((5,000,000 * 7)/8)/1024)/1024 = 4.17232513427734375 mibibytes (what your filesystem would show you).

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[–] Lake 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago  (edited ago)

And the people posting it may very well realize that but putting 5 Megabytes in the title is much easier than all of the shit you just wrote. Not to mention it helps the person (the majority of the population) that doesn't understand anything about it to relate.

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[–] pitenius 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Or, in fact you could have escalated this by reporting that OP was right. You know, technically right, the best kind of right. The 305 RAMAC used 6 data bits for each character (not the ITA2 I had speculated), plus a parity bit, AND a space -- for a total of 8 bits per character.

I dunno. I'm just kinda stoked to think about using one.

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[–] PiercingAjarDolphin 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It's a typical problem with younger people from the INTJ/INTP personality spectrum. They do get tech, but they have very little insight into the fact that nobody gives a fuck about the specifics. Oh well, being an older one of said spectrum myself, I am proof that one can learn and expand beyond those limitations. Also, I grinned.

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[–] pitenius 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Thanks for teaching me something. I would have liked links, but I can try to find them on my own.

Hey! Maybe not! The X.32 standard was released in 1963. This could have used the 5-bit standard from ITA2

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[–] 3581250? 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

Golly gee willikers! That sure is a lot of space.

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[–] pitenius 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

There's no way they'll use all of it. They're just bilking the tax system.

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[–] Quawonk 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That's roughly one MP3.

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[–] european 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I wonder how big a computer that could process an mp3 would have been.

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[–] Dantalian 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Nice, I've got a PDF file with a few images in it that might fit on that fine piece of tech.

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[–] Demons 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

I still have a working laptop that only holds like 250mb of space. It's clunky and bulky, but oh so cute, and it makes all sorts of beeping noises and sounds from laptops/desktops that I haven't heard in a long time (like that one monkey sound). I still use it to look in on what I have stored on my floppies, and reminisce.

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[–] pitenius 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Ah, POST codes. Inexplicably still on the CompTIA A+ exam...

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[–] 3611388? 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

As well as the maximum screen resolution for Windows 98..

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[–] srven 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

it's incredible how quickly technology has advanced in 60 years.

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