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Re: [opensuse] lsm space giveth and space taketh away: missing space?
  • From: Philipp Thomas <pth@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 2 Sep 2010 13:26:06 +0200
  • Message-id: <20100902112606.GH4978@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Carlos E. R. (carlos.e.r@xxxxxxxxxxxx) [20100902 12:59]:

Yes, but the name has changed. 1024 Bytes is now one kibibyte, abbreviated
1 KiB. And 1 KB is now exactly 1000 bytes, following the same rule as for
any other unit of measurement (SI).

I know. But apart from the fact that AFAIK the USA do not follow SI. That
KiB/KB mess was created by people with no knowledge of the computer
environment. KB has stood for 1024 bytes for decades before some
beaurocrats went wild and thought that they would have to regulate things
that really needn't.

It's like here in Germany some folks demanding to ban all sizes in inch and
always use SI units which would be ridiculous for e.g. CRT/LC screens.

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