NTFS, the New Technology File System, has been windows' default file system since 1993
"high definition" refers to 720p and above, with 1080p being Full High Definition and 2160p being Ultra High Definition
USB full speed was superceded by USB super speed, which was superceded by USB super speed+
using superlative names for tech products is always a terrible idea
there are only six kinds of names in tech:
a) normal phrase with superlative
b) "what if we called it wi-fi... because it's like sci-fi"
c) "what if we called it compact disc... because the disc is compact"
d) a cool word, not necessarily english
e) acronym that describes the concept
f) Software Relations Working Group Standard Task Force ACCC 12589 rev. 6
@00dani hmm, idk, i guess not
well then instead of minidisc, a better example would be "hi-fi", which means "high fidelity", and i'm fairly sure nobody abbreviates it to HF,,,
@LunaDragofelis @00dani category B is supposed to be names that exist solely because they sound cool, like windows AERO (it supposedly stands for "Authentic, Energetic, Reflective, Open", but it's not category E because windows vista's theme is none of those things)
hi-fi isn't just solely intended to sound cool, it does actually have a meaning
@lynnesbian what about the category of "fuck, we can't trademark the name we were planning on using? i guess we'll use the code name then", .e.g. bluetooth
or like how the successor to the GBA was codenamed the nintendo Developer's System, but everybody really liked the name so they called it the nintendo Dual Screen
or how microsoft came up with a bunch of names for the original xbox, and really didn't like the name xbox (which was short for directX box), but the public loved it so they went with it
category G: the begrudging "i guess we'll use the placeholder name then" name
@email@example.com like, the category is the same lmao but it's a fun piece of trivia
... if you like trivia
@lynnesbian Interestingly, Wi-Fi was meant to evoke "Hi-Fi" (High Fidelity Audio Systems). That worked out well for them /s
@lynnesbian with the last one you're specifially targetting "X.Org Foundation X11R7.7 release katamari", right?
@lynnesbian What if we gave new technologies multiple names (with the same abbreviation/initials) one for use when the tech is still new and one for after 3 years of use?
@lynnesbian There is a motherboard size called Enhanced Extended Advanced Technology Extended or EEATX
FWIW, I started out on an Apple ][+, where hi-res was 192x280 and low-res was (I kid you not), 40x48 ... to this day, 720 actually does feel super-high-def to me.
@lynnesbian radio communication went through this already 50-100 years ago. First with HF (high frequency, up to 50 MHz), VHF (very), UHF (ultra), but above it is mostly called by frequency or wavelength (e.g. cm/mm wave) although definitions exist. (See https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_frequency how the IT world could also have chosen names...)
@lynnesbian I can't help imagining a BTRFS dev and an NTFS dev:
"So what paradigm does your filesystem rely on?"
"Binary trees. Yours?"
"Obviously, but which one?"
"The NEW one!"
NTFS was created in 1993, it hasn't been the default since 1993 :)
Only default on Windows Server and Windows 10 AFAIK.
@lynnesbian The history of radio: Low frequency (longwave), Medium frequency, High Frequency (shortwave), Very High Frequency, Ultra High Frequency, Super High Frequency. And in SHF, there are L band (for "longwave"), S band ("shortwave"), C band, X band, Ku band ("lower shortwave" in German), K band (Kurz, "shortwave"), Ka band ("upper shortwave"). People kept calling a higher band, "high frequency" and "shortwave", when it was the state-of-the-art. And in the end, none of them is, anymore, by today's standard...
the stupidest thing is USB with its "Full Speed" (USB 1.1) being 12 MBit/s and "High Speed" (USB 2.0) being 480 MBit/s
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