Re: Another easter egg in gnome-something...
> > It looks like we're getting confused between the UK billion and the American billion. (Apologies to all other countries who use one or the other.)
> > American (including Unix) = 10^9
> > British = 10^12
> What the heck do the British call 10^9? And further more, is 10^15 a
> trillion (in the British system)?
10^6 = million
10^9 = milliard
10^12 = billion
10^15 = billiard
10^18 = trillion
10^21 = trilliard
This is true as far as I can tell of just about every european language.
Only in north america did they change the meaning of the words.