[mythtv-users] seagate giving refunds out

Michael T. Dean mtdean at thirdcontact.com
Sat Dec 8 01:45:23 UTC 2007

On 12/07/2007 08:30 PM, Steve Peters - Priority Electronics wrote:
> Also, why does nobody advertisa any product and use a GiB rating?
> Ram is sold by the GB, but according to what you said, it's actually sold by
> the GiB???

Yep.  And look at CD's, DVD's, USB flash drives, and floppy drives for
completely different meanings of "kB", "MB", "GB". 

>  --I get the different ways of measuring stuff, but I just don't
> see the need for the 1000 system when the 1024 system seems to be the
> defacto standard.

Because the "de facto" standard leads to confusion; whereas an SI/IEC
standard actually specifies a meaning.  It's just too bad no one ever
reads the standard (so we're all still confused about what everyone else
is saying).  :)


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