Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Max Bowsher maxb at f2s.com
Mon Jun 1 12:49:55 UTC 2009


Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> On Sunday 31 May 2009 11:51:16 pm Christopher Chan wrote:
>> That has been the case for years and only recently have I heard this 
>> nonsense of base10 whateverbyte units in stuff other than misleading but 
>> covered my behind disk labels.
> 
> The IEEE decided nearly a decade ago that instead of redefining the SI units 
> (which were base 10 long before the invention of digital computers), we should 
> have our own prefixes for 1024-based numbering schemes.

Indeed. It's very regrettable that they gave the new prefixes such
silly-sounding names that no one wants to use them.

Max.

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