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    SubjectRe: BIG files & file systems
    Date said:
    > (you don't want to know who, besides I've no idea how many bits go in
    > a trillion, but it's more than 32).

    It all gets a little confusing after 'million'. Either you mean a US
    'trillion', which is a European 'billion'; 10^12. Or you mean a European
    'trillion', which is a US 'quintillion'; 10^18.

    In general, it's best to stick to the numeric form if it's greater than
    10^6. With the possible exception of using 'milliard' for 10^9, which may
    cause the recipient to have to look up the word, but won't cause it to be
    misinterpreted as 10^12 by non-usians.


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