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Subject: Re: Linux friendly ISP
From: chris
Date: Tue, 10 Feb 2009 14:57:16 +0000
Newsgroups: uk.comp.os.linux

Martin Gregorie wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Feb 2009 13:03:14 +0000, Graham Murray wrote:
>> chris <[email protected]> writes:
>>> It's not marketing. It's the IUPAC standard. All kilo-, mega-, giga-,
>>> etc. suffixes must be base 10.
>> What has the Internation Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry got to do
>> with magnetic media storage sizes?
> Scientific institutions defined the meanings of the Kilo-, Mega-, Giga-, 
> Tera- etc. prefixes to mean multiples of 10^3. IUPAC was party to that 
> definition.
> They were subsequently misused by the computer industry to indicate 
> multiples of 1024.

Graham's right. I meant SI standard. A couple of neurons must of got
crossed and there I was back doing my Chemistry degree...

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