Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Christopher Chan christopher.chan at bradbury.edu.hk
Tue Jun 2 05:18:25 UTC 2009

Nils Kassube wrote:
> Max Bowsher wrote:
>> To my mind, the power-of-2 grouping is sufficiently intrinsic to the
>> nature of bytes, whilst the "kibi mebi gibi tebi" stuff not only
>> sounds and looks stupid, but loses a great deal of clarity by making
>> all of the prefixes differ only in a single syllable.
> Clarity like the size of 1.44MB floppy disks?
> <http://homepages.tesco.net/~J.deBoynePollard/FGA/1mb44-is-not-a-standard-floppy-disc-size.html>

At least those were 'standard' in that they always come in 2880 blocks. 
Something you cannot say for whateverGB disks.

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