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lynx-dev Re: [PATCH 2.8.5-pre4] KiB fixup

From: Ilya Zakharevich
Subject: lynx-dev Re: [PATCH 2.8.5-pre4] KiB fixup
Date: Tue, 3 Feb 2004 14:40:30 -0800
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On Tue, Feb 03, 2004 at 01:29:01PM -0800, Ilya Zakharevich wrote:
> gilmap> I prefer it be left as it is, in conformance with standards.
> AFAIK, "KB" is the standard.  Can you quote which standard says it is
> "KiB"?  Can you explain why I never saw it written using this
> standard?

gilmap> Sounds like a personal problem to me.

Thorsten> Also, when a luser doesn't grok KiB, what will he do?  Throw
          on google, since he's already in a web browser...

This is what I did now.

  Kib/sec       147 hits
  KB/sec      96200 hits

Enough said for a "personal problem".

Given that the standard is more than 5 years old, we can safely
conclude that it is deadborn (on the whole earth it is mentioned about
twice a month ;-).

Should we jump any bandwagon passing through the town without thinking first?


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