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

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On Thu, Jun 05, 2003 at 09:02:04AM +1200, Richard Hector wrote:
> Pretty sure. I think what's commonly referred to as a 14.4k modem goes at
> 14400bps, and I think 10Mbps Ethernet goes at 10 million (10,000,000)bps.
> But I also saw it on that (physics.nist.gov) website quoted earlier, in the
> "Historical Context" section.

Actually, usually 19200 for the 14.4k modem, which actually overshoots
14.4kbps(base2) and 14.4kbps(base10).

> I'm aware of your history of claiming Oregon isn't part of America. This was
> intended as a humourous dig, hence all the [duck]ing. I apologise if no
> smiley was inferred from that - or if this is too serious an issue for you
> to joke about.

Blargh, it's been a long week.  Mybad.

> To Canada, right? Which last I heard was in North America and hence America.
> Just not in the US.

Yes, to Canada.

Every country I've been in North America uses "American" to describe
nouns from the US.

> > > > I've never seen anybody use that definition of a megabyte, it's always
> > > > been the (incorrect) 1,000,000 bytes or the (correct) 1,048,576 bytes.
> > > 
> > > Never seen a 1.44MB floppy? That's actually 1440kB, or 1440 * 1024 bytes.
> > 
> > I don't count marketroids as people,
> Ah, that reality thing again :-)

Yeah, the reality that marketroid opinions don't count.  8:o)

> The HDD guys have the excuse that they're following a standard. But a 1.44Mb
> floppy is a weird mixture.

I don't think they really have any fair claim in saying that, since
the "standard" they claim is gratuitously different from the Metric
System, which *is* the standard, and everybody not living in the few
bananna republics still using the English system agree on that.  8:o)

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