Re: Using standardized SI prefixes
On Tue, Jun 12, 2007 at 05:19:45AM +0000, Andrew M.A. Cater wrote:
> 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 :)
US gallon, of course; that way you get powers of two from the ounce on up.
8 gallons to the kiloounce; 32 gallons to the kilogill.
Steve Langasek Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer to set it on, and I can move the world.