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Hi everyone, My build a bear collection of my little ponies has been growing with the release of Luna, Celestia, etc. How do you all store/display any larger ponies you have? and smaller beanie baby size? (are these beanie babies? I am older than many of you, I think ) Also, I am a big fan of the small blind bag pvc figures. Do any of you find these totally cute? And if so, how do you store these? I do have one old "Pinkie pie's nursery" or something toy that one series lives in (from an earlier generation of mlp, off ebay) but definitely open to ideas for these little ponies. Thank you!
WARNING: BIG NUMBERS AHEAD. If you don't like big numbers or math, then I suggest you don't read this as it may leave you with headaches. You may even begin to ponder the answer of life, the universe, and everything (by the way, it's forty-two). CONSIDER YOURSELF WARNED Now that we've got that out of the way, let's move on to the meat of this topic, shall we? Now, I've always asked myself the question: Why is it that when I buy a storage device that I don’t get the amount of memory it advertises? When I get a 2 gigabyte flash drive, it's only 1.86 gigabytes. Or when I get a 320 gigabyte hard drive, it's only 298 gigabytes. Why does that occur? Why don't I get 320 gigabytes when I'm paying for 320 gigabytes? You may think you’re not getting the memory you purchased. It would be completely understandable to the average person to be upset for missing out on a potential 22 gigabytes of data the hard drive says it has. Most people will pick up a storage medium, such as a flash drive, and notice that although the package specifies that the device may have the capacity of, say, 2 gigabytes, you might look in Windows and notice it only stores 1.86 gigabytes. This is a subject that has confused me forever, but I think I've finally figured it out (without Google). Our understanding of the metric system runs with the idea of base 10 prefixing. In other words, Kilo = 1,000 Mega = 1,000,000 Giga = 1,000,000,000 Tera = 1,000,000,000,000 And so forth… Now, have you heard of the term “8-bit?” In its most general sense, it’s used to describe an era of video games and a generation of microprocessors. Why don’t we ever see computers running something like a 60-bit or 30-bit processor? That’s because the computer does not run in the base 10 system of metric prefixes that we all learned in middle school and have been adjusted to throughout our lives. Instead, computers run in the base 8 system of metric prefixes. Why is this? Although I haven’t done any research into it, the most obvious reason I can find is that 1 byte equals 8 bits. How do I know this? Well I know Notepad uses 8 bit characters. If I type one character and save the text file, it is only going to be one byte in size (although, thanks to Microsoft's File Allocation Table, or FAT, it's going to take up 4,096 bytes on my disk). Try it for yourself. Surely you have 4,096 bytes on your drive to spare. Moving on... So what does this mean? It means the divisors of our metric prefixes have changed now! It’s not much of a difference starting with “kilo” but as we move up, it’s quite a drastic change because now, instead of multiplying by 1,000 to get to the next prefix, we multiply by 1,024. In other words, 1 kilobyte = 1,024 bytes 1 megabyte = 1,024 × 1,024 = 1,048,576 bytes 1 gigabyte = 1,048,576 × 1,024 = 1,073,741,824 bytes 1 terabyte = 1,073,741,824 × 1,024 = 1,099,511,627,776 bytes Now, since our minds are stuck in the base 10 system of metric prefixing, we think that a 2 gigabyte flash drive should have 2,000 megabytes of storage, which would mean 2,000,000,000 bytes of storage (in the base 10 system, of course). And in fact, it does! The flash drive I currently have loaded in my computer stores 1,999,597,568 bytes of data (as illustrated by the picture below). However, since computers do not run in the base 10 system of metric prefixing that we all think they do, the number is not divided by 1,000,000,000. It is, instead, divided by 1,073,741,824. With a difference in the divisor being in excess of 73 million, there is bound to be a considerable difference in the quotient. This should work every time. Load your storage device, go to Computer, and find your device. Right click it and pull up Properties. Look where it says “Capacity” (the circled number in the picture). Divide that number by the corresponding prefix mentioned above. Do the numbers match when you convert bytes to kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes, or terabytes? I divided 1,999,597,568 by 1,073,741,824 (the divisor that changes bytes to gigabytes). Do you want to know the answer? 1.862270355. That rounds (to two decimal places) to 1.86. I’ll do the same with my 320 gigabyte hard drive. 320,070,479,892 ÷ 1,073,741,824 = 298.0888633914. Rounded to the nearest whole number, it’s 298. Anyway, in case you pick up that flash drive and the package says 2 gigabytes but your computer only says it has 1.86, that's why. I hope this post was informative and helpful! In my opinion, I do think we're all getting cheated out of memory we pay for. If I pay for 320 gigabytes, I should get enough bytes to equal 320 gigabytes, not enough to be 320 billion bytes. But nobody's sued the companies yet. Besides, I'm not upset. I'm still far from using all 320 gigs. Regardless, I hope that this post gives you some insight when you buy your next storage medium!
(not sure if I should post here but I'll give it a shot) --- Here’s a situation: You have decided to give up ALL of your material possessions (including clothes). This does not include solid and immovable possessions like apartment/stove/toilet etc. All the possessions you gave up are put into a storage near your house/apartment. You’re allowed to fetch ONE item from a storage each day. You have to do this for one year and after a year has elapsed, everything left in the storage are thrown/sold away You have been granted one week vacation from school/work on the moment of your decision Now the challenge is what items would you fetch first? What are absolutely essential items for you cannot live without. Note that this includes ALL movable items (yes, you will start your first day naked)
When I was still using Wolf Haven, there usted to be a MILLION art storage places jsut FILLING the ENTIRE art section of the site. Therefore, I have descided to introduce to you all....the ART STORAGE. Basically, I'll put every drawing I EVER make of any ponies here. Refrence Sheets: Adoptables: