Large files under ubuntu do not appear to work

Scott James Remnant scott at
Thu Mar 26 13:57:17 UTC 2009

On Thu, 2009-03-26 at 08:13 +0100, Stephan Hermann wrote:

> TBH, I just bursted into a laugh attack....for easyiness: 500 Gigabytes
> as written on a Harddrive label are not the same as 500 Gigabytes
> transfered over the Network (when you know HD vendor definition: kilo ==
> 1000 and Network vendor definition normally kilo == 1024)
The latter isn't true either.

Network speeds are generally in thousands of bits per second and
multiples thereof.

The primary users of binary multiples is the RAM industry, since it's a
fundamental multiple of how RAM works.

Scott James Remnant
scott at
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