Re: Knoppix ISO image is 715MB - How Do I burn it ?
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On Tue, Jun 03, 2003 at 10:21:57PM -0400, Kevin McKinley wrote:
> > 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.
Actually, as R. Hector pointed out in this thread, it's not.
Emphasis is mine... "It is important to recognize that the new prefix
for binary multiples are *not* part of the International System of
Units, the modern mentric system."
Looking around, it appears the only people who differentiate the
"ibi's" and real measurements are members of the IEC, or people who
were tricked into thinking that anybody outside the IEC uses them.
.''`. Baloo Ursidae <firstname.lastname@example.org>
: :' : proud Debian admin and user
`- Debian - when you have better things to do than fix a system
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