bfranchuk at jetnet.ab.ca
Tue Nov 20 15:02:43 CST 2007
Fred Cisin wrote:
>>>> 3) What happens if you copy a -2G file to an otherwise almost full disk?
> On Tue, 20 Nov 2007, Brian L. Stuart wrote:
>> It gets you another 2 gig of space, of course. This is the
>> little secret of drive manufacturers. For the chip guys,
>> it's the magic smoke. For the drive guys, they have the
>> fabulous increases in capacity by copying files of negative
>> size. They just want us to think it's a lot of hard work
>> devising new ways of packing magnetic domains tighter.
>> (Just in case the tounge-in-cheek nature fails to get
>> throught: :-)
> But, what is the resistor color code for negative ohms?
You read them RIGHT to LEFT. :)
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