So, I went to the store last summer to get myself a 160 GB portable hard drive. Bought, rebate, got lots of bang for my buck.
Turns out it wasn't 160 GB as they fucking put on the box, but rather 160 BILLION gigabytes! What does that mean? That I got jacked TWELVE GIGABYES.
Fast-forward to this afternoon. I buy myself a 25-pack of DVDs to back up my videos on. I select an Anime series. It's 4.69 GB. I check the DVD, and it's written 4.7 GB on it. Good, I'm near perfect!
Turns out those motherfuckers went through the same bullshit as the guys who made the hard drive: they CLAIM it's in gigabytes, when it's really in THOUSANDS of bytes. What does that mean to a stupid lamer like you?
One thousand bytes is just that. 1,000 bytes.
One KILObyte is 1,024
One MEGAbyte is 1,024
One GIGAbyte is 1,024
As you can see, that shit adds up pretty quickly.
I am 100% certain I could sue those fucking idiots for false representation.