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SubjectRe: GB vs MB - a proposal

On Tue, 17 Dec 1996, Neil Moore wrote:

>
> >
> >
> > Anno Domini 17 Dec 96 at 14:09, Richard B. Johnson wrote:
> >
> > > Note that MB won't hack it
> > > unless "B" stands for Mr. Bell, i.e., dB (decibels).
> > >
> > Hmmm.. How loud is MegaBel ??
> > 1 dB = 0.1 B so 1 MB = 10'000'000 dB, _very_ loud indeed :)
>
> Especially when considering that bels are measured exponentially.
> 1 MB is 1E100000 times as loud as 100dB, which is approximately
> the human pain threshold.

Is that logarithmic or exponential? I don't remember. In any case, I
wonder how much damage a 1 MB sound would cause if let loose on the
surface of the Earth in the middle of, say, downtown Washington D.C. or
Los Angelas :)

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