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

On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 04:01:14AM -0700, Paul Johnson wrote:
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> On Wed, Jun 04, 2003 at 09:53:15PM +1200, Richard Hector wrote:
> > The trouble is it isn't standard. SI is a standard; the binary stuff has
> > broken it. But it hasn't even broken it consistently; when talking about
> > storage we use powers of 2, but when talking about bandwidth we don't. So
> > how long will it take me to transfer this file? Beats me.
> You sure about that?  If bandwidth isn't base 2, then I *really* suck
> at math and still come up with the right answer to "how long will it take?"

Bandwidth is complicated
1 Mbit/sec = 1024000 bits/second (at least for some kinds of link). This is
because some links (at least ISDN in europe) are built from 64000
bit/sec links (at least logically), and 16 or 32 of them is a convenient often
used unit. This makes 1024000 or 2048000 bits/sec or 1 or 2 Mbit/s. I
don't know if this is true for all kinds of link, but... 
(And no, this is not made up by marketing people)


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