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Re: Download Manager


tomas@tuxteam.de wrote:
> "Merchant's MB". [...]
> May I use that quote from time to time?

Sure. It's a translation from ancient german "Verkaeufermeg", an expression
from the time when the disks reached gigabyte sizes and the disk sellers
began to count in SI units, which gave them 7.4 percent larger numbers.
Up to then, only SI purists like physics teachers insisted that kilo is
1000 and not 1024.

Blu-ray discs labels say "25 GB" but the media offer only 25025314816 bytes,
which shows that the thrifty merchants give us not more than 17 floppies
of programmer's rebate.

Have a nice day :)


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