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SubjectRe: Changing KB, MB, and GB to KiB, MiB, and GiB =?iso-8859-1?q?i n Configure=2Ehelp=2E?=

On 20011222 H. Peter Anvin wrote:
>Followup to: <200112220214.fBM2EsSr022402@svr3.applink.net>
>By author: Timothy Covell <timothy.covell@ashavan.org>
>In newsgroup: linux.dev.kernel
>>
>> So, the English units were more attuned to nature. The only thing
>> natural about base ten is that the majority of us have 10 fingers and
>> 10 toes.
>>
>
>And all of us count that way. Oh yes, the English unit is *so*
>attuned to nature... this is why we have different measures for dry
>volume, wet volume... avoirdupois versus troy weight... oh yes, energy
>is measures in BTUs and power in horsepower... what is the conversion
>factor between them (it has the dimension of time?)
>

And different length for sea and land 'miles'. Very natural...

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