[RFC] SI Units in KDE
crossfire at babylon2k.de
Thu Sep 19 22:52:16 BST 2002
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On Thursday 19 September 2002 23:47, Ryan Cumming wrote:
> On September 19, 2002 14:40, Neil Stevens wrote:
> > Leaving it alone won't bother that 99%, and will hamper the 1% who *do*
> > know and are accustomed to the standard industry practice.
> The problem is that it -is- bothering the 99%. Okay, not all of the 99%,
> but Engineers, Physicists, Chemists, and other people with non-IT technical
> backgrounds are confused by this "pseudo-SI" convention. That's why the
> IEEE created the new notation.
Just to be a bit sarcastic:
it seems to me more obvious that the producers of discs/network devices have
had there a bit influence to have some legal background for their GB values
Perhaps 1000 is better than 1024, but I am not sure if the reason for that
change was that "idealistic".
Christoph "Crossfire" Cullmann
cullmann at kde.org
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