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Topic # 225816 6-Dec-2017 20:19
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Does this do your head in when people talk about hard drive storage space as being memory? 

 

"But alas, the whole computer had to go. So I bought a replacement and took it to a friendly computer technician. He took one look at its tiny, 90GB  memory and sent me straight back to get one with enough memory, which was 256GB."

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  Reply # 1914116 6-Dec-2017 20:57
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I'd be fairly happy with 90GB memory, if only I could find a computer than would handle that much...


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  Reply # 1914119 6-Dec-2017 21:01
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yeah it annoys me, not as much as when my mum calls a computer (case and all) a "cpu".  The number of times I've explained to her that a CPU is just a small chip.....


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1914121 6-Dec-2017 21:07
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It also sounds like the person has never heard of cloud storage 





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reven:

yeah it annoys me, not as much as when my mum calls a computer (case and all) a "cpu".

 

 

Oh, you mean the hard drive?

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  Reply # 1914179 7-Dec-2017 00:32
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yitz:
reven:

yeah it annoys me, not as much as when my mum calls a computer (case and all) a "cpu".



Oh, you mean the hard drive?


Or we also get “the modem”




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  Reply # 1914192 7-Dec-2017 06:09
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reven:

 

yeah it annoys me, not as much as when my mum calls a computer (case and all) a "cpu".  The number of times I've explained to her that a CPU is just a small chip.....

 

 

My ex used to call that a hard drive, almost drove me to drink.





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  Reply # 1914344 7-Dec-2017 08:36
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DRINK, use the cup holder!


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  Reply # 1914349 7-Dec-2017 08:41
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lokhor:

 

It also sounds like the person has never heard of cloud storage 

 

 

To be fair, I think you missed this, "Almost everything on my system is backed up to the cloud, which is a good first line of defence. ".


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  Reply # 1914350 7-Dec-2017 08:43
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Where on earth would you find a laptop with a 90GB disk??


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  Reply # 1914352 7-Dec-2017 08:44
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At least the fragile tea cup holder feature has been removed so it doesn't keep spilling people's coffee.


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  Reply # 1914353 7-Dec-2017 08:45
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linw:

 

Where on earth would you find a laptop with a 90GB disk??

 

 

Probably a 100GB SSD?


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  Reply # 1914356 7-Dec-2017 08:50
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semigeek:

 

Does this do your head in when people talk about hard drive storage space as being memory? 

 

"But alas, the whole computer had to go. So I bought a replacement and took it to a friendly computer technician. He took one look at its tiny, 90GB  memory and sent me straight back to get one with enough memory, which was 256GB."

Link to full article:
https://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/gadgets/99574484/what-i-learned-when-my-laptop-died

 

 

Reviews on many sites are done by people who have no idea about any of the tech or issue they are describing.

 

Just the other day some fitness blogger explained in very scientific terms how cancer is a good thing for the body.

 

Ok back to tech - someone explained that some camera is wayyy better because it has so much more megapixels to capture the light in the dark. Yup. CAMERA REVIEW!


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  Reply # 1914385 7-Dec-2017 09:50
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     >yeah it annoys me, not as much as when my mum calls a computer (case and all) a "cpu". The number of times I've explained to her that a CPU is just a small chip.....<

 

One must remember that it was quite common 20 and more years ago to call the computer box a "CPU" ... just like all computers except IBM brands were called "clones"  smile


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