Micropolis

Fred Cisin cisin at xenosoft.com
Tue Nov 20 14:23:09 CST 2007


> > > 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?
(Octarine?)





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