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Re: Knoppix ISO image is 715MB - How Do I burn it ?

On Tue, 3 Jun 2003 13:56:58 +0100
Pigeon <jah.pigeon@ukonline.co.uk> wrote:

> > Actually the term for 1024^3 bytes is mebibyte, and 1024 of them is a
> > gibibyte:
> Gibidigibidibigigidigibigidibigidibibigibi!!!!
> Human language isn't amenable to standardisation. In common usage,
> kilo, mega etc. in the computer context refer to the power of 2 which
> is closest to the power of 10 to which they refer in decimal contexts.
> So a megabyte *is* 1048576 bytes, etc, and I don't think this usage is
> particularly likely to change.

I didn't say I liked it, I just pointed out the "correct" usage.


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