Using standardized SI prefixes
psusi at cfl.rr.com
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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