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From Stefano Mazzocchi <stef...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [how-to] Contribute with my own tutorial
Date Thu, 28 Feb 2002 17:05:33 GMT
Berin Loritsch wrote:
> 
> Stefano Mazzocchi wrote:
> > TREGAN Fabien wrote:
> >
> >>>BTW - what does "2mo" and "20ko" actually mean?
> >>>I can guess the meaning, but I've never seen it before.
> >>>And Google didn't find a quick answer for me ...
> >>>
> >>Binary Digit (aka 'bit') is a number that can have to values (0 or 1)
> >>An Octet is 8 bits
> >>1ko (kilo-octet) is 1024 bits (not 1000 because computer work with bit and
> >>then work with powre of 2, not power of 10)
> >>1mo (mega-octet) is 1024 ko
> >>
> >
> > I think that everybody here knows about bits and octets, Fabien :) Just
> > that 2Kb is *must* more used than 2Ko.
> >
> > Moreover, 'm' means 'milli' and there is no indication of this in
> > computer science since there is no 'bit fraction' (well, there is, but
> > only for information theory and we are not dealing with that).
> >
> > Mega, thus 2^16 is written as 'M' even if scientifically 'mega' means
> > 10^6, so using Mb is somewhat wrong in any sense, even if people are so
> > used with it that it doesn't really matter.
> 
> Don't you mean 2^20?  Because 1,048,576 is closer to 1,000,000 than
> 65,536.

Yes, you got me there :)

-- 
Stefano Mazzocchi      One must still have chaos in oneself to be
                          able to give birth to a dancing star.
<stefano@apache.org>                             Friedrich Nietzsche
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