zoelechat wrote:If you use "kb=1024" basis then you're talking about KiB, MiB, GiB...
Dude, I have got to disagree.
For the last 40+ years we (developers and such) have been using binary numbers, and 10 bits can describe 1024 values (0-1023).
Not so in electronics, for exampel ..
In the domain of electronics one KILO of anything is considered a prefix for 10 to the third power multiplied with the value it prefixes.
One KILO times one KILO is one MEGA .. 10 to the sixth power, and so on ..
Now, a some years back some harddisk manufactors got smart, and started using "electronic" domain values for size instead of
digital domain values, and thus broke bond to the original digital domain association.
But to the day I die ... 1KB = 1024 Bytes, and 1KB x 1KB = 1MB, and 1MB x 1MB = 1GB, and so on
Thats because I like things to be as they have always been, - and because I feel at home in the digital domain.
Oh, - and because boolean algebra have no use for Gibi-anything