Large files under ubuntu do not appear to work

Derek Broughton derek at
Sat Mar 28 12:31:43 UTC 2009

Chan Chung Hang Christopher wrote:

> Nils Kassube wrote:
>> Christopher Chan wrote:
>>> Please do point out where it says megabit = 1000x1000 bits and not
>>> 1024 x 1024 bits.
>> From <>:
>> | When describing bitrates, binary prefixes have almost never been used
>> | and SI prefixes are almost always used with the standard, decimal
>> | meanings, not the old computer-oriented binary meanings. Binary usage
>> | may occasionally be seen when the unit is the byte/s, and is not
>> | typical for telecommunication links. Sometimes it is necessary to seek
>> | clarification of the units used in a particular context.
> So much for standards.

What they're saying is that occasionally people insist on not sticking to
the standards - which isn't at all surprising when there are people on
lists like this insisting that the standards are wrong, and insisting that
the prefix "m" means exactly the same thing as the prefix "M"

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