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Posted 25 March 2010 - 17:09
Posted 25 March 2010 - 17:12
while dividing by a power of 2 is a bitshift operation and dividing by a power of 10 is not (yes i've programmed both RISC and CISC processors), and thus you are right about speed. Do you really think that expressing file size according to standards will have an impact on your computer performance?
Posted 25 March 2010 - 17:13
Posted 25 March 2010 - 17:16
Posted 25 March 2010 - 17:24
you mean like every country in the world except the USA
Posted 25 March 2010 - 17:29
Liberia and Burma too.
you mean like every country in the world except the USA :p
Posted 25 March 2010 - 17:31
HawkMan, what about us crazy Americans who want to see our country switch to a decimalized system of measurement? Can we complain or not? =P
Posted 25 March 2010 - 17:33
Big time. I guess if you're going to copy, copy from the best.
Doesn't it seem that Ubuntu is getting a bad case of OS X envy?
Posted 25 March 2010 - 22:01
kilo is taken from the metric system which has it's origins around 400 years ago. The prefix 'kilo' itself derives form a similar-sounding greek word meaning thousand.
The IEC resolution that defined that was only passed in 1999. Those of us who have been using computers since the early 80's (or longer) know better.
Posted 25 March 2010 - 23:48
Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:17
Y'know, it's hardly an earth shattering change.
It's not preventing the 1,024 method of calculation from existing, just correcting the terminology used ... and it's a change that's long overdue. Just because it's "always been wrong" doesn't mean it has to stay that way.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 02:25
Edited by Udedenkz, 26 March 2010 - 02:25.
Posted 26 March 2010 - 05:00
Posted 26 March 2010 - 12:06
Do average users really need to know that? In order to send emails, use Facebook and what-not?
Why change something after so many years? People need to learn computers work on the base2 structure and not base10.