[RFC] SI Units in KDE

Neil Stevens neil at qualityassistant.com
Thu Sep 19 22:35:25 BST 2002

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On Thursday September 19, 2002 02:39, Martijn Klingens wrote:
> On Thursday 19 September 2002 23:26, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > This change would cause short term, medium term, and long term
> > confusion and annoyance.  If you want consistency, go tell those hard
> > disk manufacturers to go back to using the true binary convention.
> Ehm, how many people in this world calculate using the decimal system?
> And how many prefer using 'kilo == 1024' over that?

In computers? Very few.

> Why do you think a kilometer is 1000 meters? Much easier calculating,
> for one, and consistent with liters, grammes, and all other SI-units.

When does KDE use 1024 for km, kL, kg?  I thought we were talking about 
bytes, which also has the accepted practice of powers of 2.

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