Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Tue Jun 2 04:45:50 UTC 2009

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Christopher Chan wrote:
>> That stupid IEC standard is at complete odds with the way computers
>> operate. I don't want to have to miscalculate just because tools
>> started following stupidity and gave me numbers that were rounded up
>> or down. Take this MB/Mib nonsense and stuff it. As a system
>> administrator, I am having NONE of it.
> Why do you refuse to learn something new?

Ha! Why should I learn something that is NOT STANDARD? Yap all you like 
about IEC and whoever else but until this thing is consistent not only 
across all Linux distributions but also across other operating systems 
like the BSDs, Mac OS X, members of the UNIX family (Solaris, 
OpenSolaris, AIX) and Windows I am not having any of it.

A bunch of academics gets together and says, no, you cannot call that 
whatever, call it crumbybyte and nobody has paid much attention for the 
last decade. Great.

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