[kde-linux] Thought in desperation

Gmail lars.koraeus at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 01:05:43 UTC 2009

On Wednesday 02 December 2009 23:46:35 Esben Mose Hansen wrote:
> On Wednesday 02 December 2009 16:30:00 Gmail wrote:
> Gmail? ;)
> > Yes this is one example on what I did mean.
> > Since when did KDE developer get the commission to reform the SI system.
> Not KDE, IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) by recommandation
>  of IUPAC and NIST. See e.g.
> https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/wiki/Binary_prefix
> > Why not focusing on essentials.
> One man's essentials is another man's fluff. Personally, I welcome the new
> precision, I was too often caught by the imprecise units that were
>  previously common. 10% error is not acceptable in my opinion.
> > Yes I know that KDE more and more are for those that use the computer for
> >  fun.
> What do you want to achieve with that statement?
"Binary multiples.
The new prefixes and symbols for binary multiples standardized in IEC 60027-2 
are not part of the SI metric system of units."
OK I might have misunderstood for whom the KDE is.
Users here refers to people that want to have fun and play around with their 
computers. Real users that use the computer for productive work should use 
something else. I can understand that some very few are interested in binary 
values. But I can assure you most are only simple and plain ISO people.
It is a pity that all those brilliant ideas and good things in KDE have to get 
lost because some wants to play around with KDE for their own fun. Why can 
they not use their own computer for that and not pollute the rest of the 
Why not introduce an additional configuration option, A fun switch.
Then those who want all this fun can get it. But the default should be For 
ordinary users who use their computers for work.


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