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SubjectRe: [OT] Changing KB, MB, and GB to KiB, MiB, and GiB in Configure.hel p.
David Weinehall wrote:

>>>(no, i'm not arguin, i don't particularly care. but i'm
>>>pointing out that some people have completely firmly set
>>>definitions and some other people also have firm definitions
>>>and neither will agree the other's right. MiB is the international
>>>standard for a 2^10 B(yte) specification. so if you mean
>>>2^10 bytes, you mean MiB, not MB, even if you don't like it :)
>>This "international" standard seems to have excluded a few countries.
>>It wasn't until it was SET that I even heard of its existance. (And
>>then only through SLASHDOT!)
>>Everyone I know has been using KB/MB/GB for 1024 forever. The *only*
>>exception is networking, and the occasional FLASH/ROM size. The latter
>>isn't very common discussion, and among those that it is, they'd know
>>what the other was talking about. For the former, I can distinguish
>>easily depending on who it is.
>>Someone without a lot of experience: I have a 1MB connection. (this
>>user has a 1 Megabit connection)
>>Someone with experience: I have a 1mb/Mb connection. (This person has a
>>1 megabit connection has used a "standard" abbreviation.)
> You have a 1 millibit per Megabit connection?!?!

Yeah, she/he uses compression! *ROFL* Sorry, couldn't resist! :)))


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