> -----Original Message-----
> From: mtnbkr [mailto:waa dash m0n0wall at revpol dot com]
> Sent: Wednesday, 27 August 2008 10:54 PM
> > Depends on when you started. The MB vs MiB thing was never an issue
> > the old days. Memory and HD space was in base 2. (Full Stop) I
> > who first started the "Fake MB" but it was around 50meg drives, if I
> > remember right. Now for people who have been around a while, 1 MB
> > 1024 kilobytes. (Full Stop) Also, 1 GB is 1024 MB (1042*1024
> > kilobytes). Full stop. Anything else is marketing BS that came
> > later, and the public bought into because no one was taught to count
> > there fingers in binary. (Doing that, you can do quite advanced
> > very fast on your fingers. It freaks people out) So, if anyone is
> > referring to a bit or a byte, and uses a multiplier of 1000, they
> > idiot or a marketer. (Redundant) Yes, I know there is a whole "New
> > Standard" since 98 (yes I am old) but it has never really been used.
> > consider the name; "mega binary byte." A byte IS friggin binary!
> > is no such thing as a base 10 Byte! (Breathe... Calm down... Count
> > 10... 1, 10, 11, 100, 101, 110, 111, 1000, 1001, 1010 OK, I am
> > control.) It also legitimizes the bastardization of kB, MB, and GB
> > base 2 numbering system. Switching bases in the same counting
> > asinine.
> > Sorry, one of my pet peevs.
> > Lee
> Amen Lee. I'm right there with you.
> One of my pet peeves was back in the late 80's and into the 90's when
> were always sold like:
> <boldprint>"FIFTEEN INCH MONITOR"</boldprint>
> <tinyprint>13.8 viewable</tinyprint>
> I never knew how they got away with that marketing scam... Some 15"
> were 14" viewable and some where as low as 13.x viewable... While all
> marketed and sold as 15" monitors. Lies. Pure lies. arg...
> Bill Arlofski
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If you then want numbers to be used correctly, how can you call
1,048,576 bytes a megabyte (MB) when it is so clearly not one million
bytes? 1,048,576 bytes are a mibibyte (MiB) - go and read the ISO
nomenclature on this.
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