Ubuntu Desktop Unit Consistency (LP: #369525)

Derek Broughton derek at pointerstop.ca
Wed Jun 3 16:47:51 UTC 2009

Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:

> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> Christopher Chan wrote:
>>> You've completely missed what the whole thread is about. The age old and
>>> faulty convention is base2 for space and file sizes. That is what the
>>> Ubuntu team wants to get rid of. But thanks for supporting my 'argument'
>>> anyway. :-P
>> I can't quite understand how _you_ have missed that this thread is
>> actually about your refusal to concede that only dinosaur geeks want to
>> keep KB and
>> MB to show powers of 2.  You're 100% right that the base2 convention is
>> faulty - and have utterly failed to show any reason why we shouldn't
>> correct
>> the fault.  It's _not_ however true that it was ever universally used -
>> and that's why its faulty.
> As far as kilobytes/megabytes/whateverbytes in the COMPUTING WORLD, it
> was and still is universally used as multiples of 1024.

Oh <plonk>.  It is not...

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