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SubjectRe: Changing KB, MB, and GB to KiB, MiB, and GiB in
Rik van Riel wrote:
> On Mon, 18 Mar 2002, Mike Dresser wrote:

> > Dunno about that, the S/N ratio on slashdot seems to get into the kB's
> > somedays.
> I'm not sure what parallel universe you live in, but I'm
> pretty damn sure that mine doesn't have 10000 times more
> signal than noise on slashdot ;)
> An S+N/N of one kB is 40 dB...


dB is decibel, kB would be kilobel, so one kB is 10000 dB

a kilobel works out to a signal to noise ratio of 10^1000, which is pretty big,
and definately a bit bigger than the slashdot signal to noise ratio :)


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