[mythtv-users] seagate giving refunds out

Brian Wood beww at beww.org
Fri Dec 7 23:19:34 UTC 2007

David Brodbeck wrote:
> On Dec 7, 2007, at 1:44 PM, Michael T. Dean wrote:
>>>   It's like getting caught in a speed trap.
>> When you're driving the speed limit, as posted in MPH--say 60MPH--and
>> the police officer says you're doing 96.56064 because he has his speed
>> gun set to display in KPH.
> I think that argument goes both ways.  Seagate picked the figures  
> that looked best on the box, instead of using the units people are  
> used to seeing and assume will be used.
> It's like going past a sign in Canada that says 'SPEED LIMIT 100' at  
> 100 mph, then arguing you're not breaking the law because your  
> speedometer reads in miles per hour.

I feel that anyone purchasing a bare drive should understand about
capacities and their units. Failing that, they should at the very least
be able to read the box, which does in fact state the true situation,
though perhaps not in 36-point type or on the front.

Anyone who does not understand the product they are buying, and who
can't be bothered to read the box, gets no sympathy from me.


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