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Re: [Monotone-devel] kibi!

From: Nathaniel Smith
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] kibi!
Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2007 10:00:26 -0700
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

On Mon, Oct 15, 2007 at 06:12:17PM +0200, Richard Levitte wrote:
> In message <address@hidden> on Mon, 15 Oct 2007 16:35:23 +0200, Lapo Luchini 
> <address@hidden> said:
> lapo> As it goes 1000 bytes is 1 kilobyte (1 kB)
> lapo> while 1024 bytes should be called 1 kibibyte (1 KiB).
> That's what I would call newspeak...

That's a strange stance, since kilo has meant 1000 back to at least
the mid 19th century:

(Why are we talking about this on monotone-devel?)

-- Nathaniel

"But suppose I am not willing to claim that.  For in fact pianos
are heavy, and very few persons can carry a piano all by themselves."

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