Using standardized SI prefixes

Phillip Susi psusi at
Mon Jun 18 15:20:16 UTC 2007

Jan Claeys wrote:
> The problem is that it's used for both decimal & binary multiples in the
> same context...  (E.g. several programs use it as a binary multiple for
> "network speeds", while many other programs use it as a decimal multiple
> in that _exact_ same context.)

Network speed is usually measured in bits per second, which uses 1000. 
Bytes always uses 1024.  The context is keyed on bytes vs bits.

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