[mythtv-users] Fwd: Further Notice of Seagate Hard Drive Class Action and Proposed Settlement

jedi jedi at mishnet.org
Fri Mar 12 18:53:27 UTC 2010

On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 01:26:19PM -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> On 03/12/2010 01:02 PM, jedi wrote:
> >On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 12:40:03PM -0500, Michael T. Dean wrote:
> >>On 03/12/2010 12:16 PM, Brian Wood wrote:
> >>>On Friday 12 March 2010 09:56:04 am Travis Tabbal wrote:
> >>>>On Fri, Mar 12, 2010 at 9:11 AM, Brian Wood wrote:
> >>>>>Just in case anyone missed this.
> >>>>>
> >>>>>WOW! Free backup and recovery software. Be still my heart :-)
> >>>>And again the lawyers get loads of money while customers get nothing of
> >>>>worth. I shouldn't be surprised. At least with the Deathstars I got $100
> >>>>  out of it, so they bought me a new drive. They should at least be required
> >>>>  to swap out the defective drives with new ones or something like that.
> >>>Not only does the software cost them nothing (they probably get paid for
> >>>including it with drives in a "teaser" version, IOW "CrapWare"), but it's
> >>>probably some sort of service that requires monthly payments, thus generating
> >>>additional revenue. What sort of a "punishment" is that? This will only
> >>>encourage others to produce "defective" products that will generate additional
> >>>revenue.
> >>>
> >>>The cash offering is ridiculously small.
> >>>
> >>>Sort of like the giant settlement announced today for the WTC workers, the
> >>>lawyers will get 33% of the total, the doctors and hospitals about 60%, so
> >>>that leaves pennies for the actual victims.
> >>It's almost like Seagate did nothing at all wrong--you know when
> >>they told us they sold us a 500GB hard drive and they sold us a
> >>500GB hard drive!  (The nerve!)
> >    Yes. The nerve of using a base 10 number to describe an object
> >commonly described in base 2 limitations.
> Common?  Where?  You mean in MS Windows?  Since when did that become

    "The IEC binary prefixes have seen little adoption by the computing industry, marketplace, or press."


> the official arbiter of unit usage?  Again, MS Windows /is/ wrong!
> (Note how they're not shown on the list at
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Binary_prefix#Software .)


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