Why my disk has low memory than promised ?

I just bought a new 1TB external drive, but my computer is only showing that it has 902GB on it! Why ? Should I do something ?
Well my friend, one of the key reason for this mix-up is the fact that

Hard Drives Are Measured One Way, But Marketed Another

Computers are based on binary math, which means storage is counted using base 2. not base 10, which is what you see on the box. So, while we measure a kilobyte as 1,000 bytes, Windows actually refers to a kilobyte as 1,024 bytes. Similarly, a megabyte is actually 1,024 kilobytes, a gigabyte is 1,024 megabytes, and so on. That means the actual amount of space on the drive is going to be lower than what you’re told, with the difference being bigger as you get to bigger drives. In general, for each gigabyte reported on the box, you’ll have about 70MB less space when you plug it in, which means that your 1TB drive has closer to 900GB as measured by Windows.

No, you should not do anything because you can’t do anything 😀


Ubuntu 13.10 – Cursor Blink Problem

After installing Ubuntu 13.10, for some users mouse cursor is blinking and sometimes it blinks so fast that they can’t see where it is, especially on web pages. It also happens even if they don’t work anything on computer.
There is a simple solution to this problem.
Go to System Settings > Display


Click on the unknown display -> Disable it -> Done 🙂

Proxy Settings in Ubuntu

  •  Open Dash. Type “Network” and press “Enter”. (The Dash is the menu, the icon in the top left of the screen. Or else just press the windows key and that should open it too!)
    Go to “Network Proxy” Tab and select  “Manual” for “Method”.
    Enter proxy and port and click “Apply system wide”.
    Close the window.
  • Download this file : setproxy.py (Obviously u have to use friend’s laptop for this to download 😀 )
  • Open terminal and cd into the directory containing setproxy.py
    Then run the following command :
    sudo python setproxy.py proxy port username password

for example :
cd Downloads
sudo python setproxy.py 3128 v.bhargav myPass

Congrats !!!…You are Done.

You can download this file for future references : usage

Tally – When android counts for U !!!

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Download : From Market ||  Direct apk  || Source Code

This app keeps record of your debts and credits to/from your friends.
You can view total debt/credit to a friend a well can see detailed analysis of your transactions.
Features include
-Adding/deleting friend
-lending/borrowing same amount to multiple friends.
-transaction details in two modes. One for all and second for friend specific.
-editing debt/credit manually.