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#16 vetJohn

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 19:48

when we say Gigabyte... we think of 1000MB.. but it *should* be pronounced Gibibyte. a real Gigabyte is 1024 Mibibytes.

kibibyte = 1000 bytes
mibibyte = 1000 kb

or do i have this backwards... either way we're all technically wrong :p

You have it backwards, I think. A gigabyte is 1000 megabytes, which is 1000 kilobytes, which is 1000 bytes. A kibibyte is 1024 bytes, or what we commonly refer to as a kilobyte.

This is how hard drive makers always win the "1 GB = 1000 MB" argument, because they're technically correct...


#17 Ultra Frosty

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 19:48

That math book is technically incorrect. Ill give you some real results.

#18 glitch409

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 19:51

cool, if there was a harddrive that big, you could save the internet :shifty:

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 19:51

It just gave the bases, not 1024. KISS (keep it simple stupid) kinda thing.

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 19:56

cool, if there was a harddrive that big, you could save the internet :shifty:

Talk about caching!

#21 mick0142

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 19:56

,Aug 31 2004, 19:31] :omg:

so ur saying that i have one doggabyte of porn

hmm interesting :shifty:

no, i think what you mean to say is that you have one terabyte of dog porn.

we forgive you

#22 newdles

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 20:06

What about a nibble ? (opposite direction :p)

http://whatis.techta...i212659,00.html

#23 spiegel

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 20:07

no, i think what you mean to say is that you have one terabyte of dog porn.

we forgive you

ah of course

#24 jackwanders

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 20:12

What about a nibble ? (opposite direction :p)

http://whatis.techta...i212659,00.html

unfortunately, four bits strung together is not equally as impressive as a doggabyte.

And with the new terminology that's been on the rise in the past few years, should we start pronouncing it "doggibibyte" or "diggibibyte".

hmm, perhaps just 'kibbles and bytes"

#25 newdles

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 20:12

You have it backwards, I think. A gigabyte is 1000 megabytes, which is 1000 kilobytes, which is 1000 bytes.

To me, a gigabyte = 1024 megabytes. Who truly knows overall though. Windows calculates it as 1 gigabyte = 1024 megabytes but I'm not sure that is even the true "correct" equality. Linux, I believe, equates it as 1000 mb = 1 gb. Either way, it's always 1024 mb = 1 gb for me :)

http://www.beesky.co...te/bit_byte.htm
http://physics.nist....its/binary.html

#26 Cubano

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 21:11

You have it backwards, I think. A gigabyte is 1000 megabytes, which is 1000 kilobytes, which is 1000 bytes. A kibibyte is 1024 bytes, or what we commonly refer to as a kilobyte.

This is how hard drive makers always win the "1 GB = 1000 MB" argument, because they're technically correct...

A gigabyte is 2^30, which equals 1,073,741,824.

I think it goes like this:

1 megabyte = 1024 bytes
1 gigabyte = 1024 megabytes

Atleast that was the way they tought me in my CS classes.

#27 goheels681

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Posted 31 August 2004 - 23:44

I've only one terabyte :(

I only have 40GB :crazy:

#28 bdsams

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 00:12

,Aug 31 2004, 19:31] :omg:

so ur saying that i have one doggabyte of porn

hmm interesting :shifty:

couldnt that also be refered to as a b!tchabyte as well :woot:








for those who are slower than the average human, a female dog is also called a b!tch

#29 vetmarkjensen

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 00:27

Linux, I believe, equates it as 1000 mb = 1 gb. Either way, it's always 1024 mb = 1 gb for me :)

If you do an ls -lh (long form, human readable), it defaults to powers of 1024.
You can use a --si modifier to use powers of 1000, if you prefer it expressed that way.

But, the default in Linux is 1024.

#30 Ivand

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Posted 01 September 2004 - 01:10

I know, I'm at only 484GB. I feel inept now.

I have 80, I feel terribly miserable now :cry: