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    SubjectRe: patch for sd.c: fix MB vs. GB
    GD> With disks it is otherwise. So, I think the best patch would not
    GD> be to introduce more occurrences of 1024, but to replace the
    GD> remaining 1024's by 1000's and give real SI MB and GB figures.

    Please no! kB, MB, GB etc get their meaning from the contents not the
    representation. K, M, G etc are used just as a convenience to say
    1024, 1024*1024 etc in computer terms.

    People have used decimal system because they have 10 fingers.
    Comupters are digital instruments, it's natural to use base 2 numbers
    inside. It's inevitable that powers of 2 do not end with a line of
    zeroes. If we want to describe the internals of computers, it's natural
    to use powers of 2.

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    Meelis Roos (mroos@tartu.cyber.ee)

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