spc3r21c.pdf tupo kib != KiB
mj at feral.com
Thu Jan 20 11:14:13 PST 2005
* From the T10 Reflector (t10 at t10.org), posted by:
* "Matthew Jacob" <mj at feral.com>
Grawk! My prejudices misled me. I had it exactly backwards because standard
usage is exactly the opposite of the standards. Sigh.
From: Pat LaVarre [mailto:p.lavarre at ieee.org]
Sent: Thursday, January 20, 2005 5:54 AM
To: Matthew Jacob
Cc: t10 at t10.org
Subject: Re: spc3r21c.pdf tupo kib != KiB
>>> The phrase "one kibibit is 1 Kib is 1 024 bits" appears in
> Further, under recent practices I've seen in the industry for TiB for
> one trillion and TB for 2**40, won't Kib or kiB be somewhat out of
> step and confusing?
I trust you agree the http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html
that Bob & I cited defines Ti Gi Mi Ki to mean 2 raised to the powers
40 30 20 10, together with T G M K defined to mean 10 raised to the
powers 12 9 6 3, helpfully situated near the pun of "mebibytes"
pronounced like "may be bytes". Me, I'm now guessing in spc3r21c.pdf
there's some assymetry near the phrase "one kibibit is 1 Kib is 1 024
bits" that originally misled my eye, but I haven't found it again yet.
Also now I notice my English and theirs collides: by 40 30 20 10 I
mean a list of four numbers, by their 1 024 they mean one number of
four digits, not two numbers in a list.
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