Hi all got a weird situation here. The other day I noticed when I wanted to seed a file for an older torrent, that the file size was wrong on my computer. The torrent said the file was say 450 mb, but when I went to look for the file, it was listed as say 480 mb! Bigger by maybe 10%.
This was just weird, but turned out to be a big pain in the butt because I made a vdi file for virtualbox at a fixed size of 15.8 gigs, and now it is listed as 17 gigs on Ubuntu! Which means I can't put it on the 16 gig memory stick I have!
(And yes, the memory stick has enough room for 15.8 gigs on it, in case anyone is wondering)
So, this is not the end of the world, I just have to buy a 32 gig stick now, but I am like WTF you know?? What gives as the kids say.
All other sources of information are consistent, and therefore Ubuntu is wrong. The website says the file is 450, the torrent file and the torrent client all say the file is 450. Virtualbox says the file is actually 15.8 gigs, it even handily provides an "actual size" value which says...15.8 gigs!
Only Ubuntu is giving these larger numbers. Therefore Ubuntu is wrong.
Why, dear goddess why??