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Re: lynx-dev Prefixes (was: Re: Question about WHEREIS)

From: Stef Caunter
Subject: Re: lynx-dev Prefixes (was: Re: Question about WHEREIS)
Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2004 20:46:43 -0500 (EST)

> > KB as 1024 * 8 bits has been industry standard for more than 30 years.
> >
> And "K" as 10^3 has been scientific and engineering standard
> for far longer than that.

K is 2**10 or 1024, there cannot be ambiguity. We count in
binary last time I checked. b is bit, B is byte. Reasonable
approximation is expected from the read-eta, which works
just fine. I don't think accounting for file tables,
AU slack, and tcp/ip overhead is on the radar screen.


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