[RFC] SI Units in KDE
Ingo KlĂ¶cker
kloecker at kde.org
Sat Sep 21 16:03:23 BST 2002
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On Friday 20 September 2002 13:06, Scott Wheeler wrote:
> Thus something like the metric system makes sense -- for people.
> Humans have 10 digits and at this point most cultures use a base 10
> number system to do math. Computers, on the other hand (heh :-) )
> work with two "digits".
>
> I'm with rikkus on this one. Show me a computer that counts in base
> 10 and I'm all for converting to 1MB == 1000 bytes. (Of course this
> would actually be vastly more data since a bit would have 10 possible
> states, but I digress...)
FYI, in the dawn of the computer age several computers indeed counted in
base 10. But later base 2 was chosen for obvious reasons.
Regards,
Ingo
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