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SubjectRe: Changing KB, MB, and GB to KiB, MiB, and GiB in Configure.help
On Sat, 22 Dec 2001, matthew david reuther wrote:

> I guess the reason these feel more "natural" to some people, is because
> they relate to our bodies, just like the inch, foot, hand, and cubit. It
> still doesn't explain things like pounds, but that's probably related to
> agriculture somehow.

a pound is the weight of one pint of water (one gallon = 7.8 lbs, roughly)
there are two pints in a quart, and four quarts to a gallon. therefore, a
pint is 1/8 gallon, and very close to one pound.

Kelsey Hudson khudson@ctica.com
Software Engineer
Compendium Technologies, Inc (619) 725-0771
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