Using standardized SI prefixes

Phillip Susi psusi at
Tue Jun 19 15:00:30 UTC 2007

Jan Claeys wrote:
> Except that many user apps use binary multiples for both bits and bytes
> when they show "download speed".
> (But of course your usage of "usually" already tells us that there is no
> clear definition.)

Most use 1000 for bits, and 1024 for bytes.  Those that do not are 
considered to be broken by those schooled in the arts of computer science.

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