Re: Using standardized SI prefixes
On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 02:32:35PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, Jun 11, 2007 at 10:15:25PM +0200, Josselin Mouette wrote:
> > Le lundi 11 juin 2007 à 15:25 -0400, Joey Hess a écrit :
> > > > You seem to fancy the K-is-1024--k-is-1000 convention
> > > No, I hate that convention. K and k should only ever refer to 1024.
> > /me waits for the day measuring jugs are graduated in powers of two,
> > just to please a group of hackers who don't like SI units.
> Shall I bring you a half gallon of milk to Scotland, then?
> "Pff, base 10, the metric system is so archaic"
The US gallon being the Queen Anne period wine gallon or 0.83
gallons? I'll stick to Imperial thanks - four pints will be fine in
anywhere in Scotland/England/Ireland/Wales and I'll get slightly more :)
Fuel consumption in UK is defined as relative to the (Imperial)
gallon: the Spanish Empire,of course, did far better - in a good year
they got several thousand miles to the galleon :)
K or k in a computer context, is, OF COURSE, 1024 :)