[RFC] SI Units in KDE

Chris Cheney ccheney at cheney.cx
Thu Sep 19 22:59:16 BST 2002

On Thu, Sep 19, 2002 at 02:41:35PM -0700, Ryan Cumming wrote:
> It's interesting to note that 1024 versus 1000 not even consistant in IT. A 
> kilobit is actually 1000 bits in -common usage-.

The only time I have noticed people in IT use 1000 is in reference to
hard drives. Hard drive boxes even include the statement that 1 MB =
1,000,000 bytes since it is nonstandard.  Memory, CD Media, and all
other things mentioning sizes use 1024 as far as I have seen.  I do
recall many years ago seeing CD Media rated for 680MB (1000), but since
then all I have seen are 650MB discs (1024).


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