Opinions: Kibibytes

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Por jltursan

Prophet (2538)

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18-08-2007, 12:53

and that "the rest of the world" never ever heard of it or really isn't interested in this bull

Agreed, in fact it's the first time I've ever heard about those "kiwibytes". Looking for more info on the web I've found the following quote:

I fully support this great idea and will from now use it as often and much as possible, until I find something better to waste my time with. It greatly enhances the cluelessness of newbies and adds to the general geekness of the world.

That's exactly what I think...Hannibal

Por dvik

Prophet (2200)

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18-08-2007, 20:21

Agree. kibi is just a lot of bs from people that doesn't have enough real things todo. I'm happy with kilo. I'm open to use capital K or Ki as prefix but I don't really like the word kibi and it seems like its not part of any standard.

Por spl

Paragon (1470)

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18-08-2007, 21:57

It's the first time (and hope last) that I read or heard this word Tongue

Also, in Spain, when we are talking (speaking) about KB (Kilobytes), we refer them as "KA". But only as a speaking term, never a written word.

Por Manuel

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19-08-2007, 13:05

It gets more serious if you buy a 1TB harddisc, which appears to be able to hold only 931GB, just because of the diff between 1000 and 1024. So, it is not total bs. The problem is that it does not make things very clear yet either.

Por wolf_

Ambassador_ (9892)

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19-08-2007, 13:08

For a HD of that size I actually don't bother much for that "minor difference"..

Por tfh

Prophet (2971)

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19-08-2007, 13:54

It gets more serious if you buy a 1TB harddisc, which appears to be able to hold only 931GB, just because of the diff between 1000 and 1024. So, it is not total bs. The problem is that it does not make things very clear yet either.
So it would be a lot better if the HDD manufacturers would sell those discs as being 931GB instead of 1TB, or actually make them 1TB, according to the 8bits system Wink

The first "shop" or "brand" that is going to offer systems, mentioning kibi, mibi, tibi or tittybytes, will never be taken seriously anymore.

Por wolf_

Ambassador_ (9892)

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19-08-2007, 18:00

tittibites ^___^

Por yakumo

Expert (75)

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19-08-2007, 18:32

There is a fact that someone cannot agree, but there's need of some internationalization. I don't really like how kibibytes sounds instead of kylobytes, same for gibibutes (gigabytes) or tebibytes(terabytes), but there is something we all have to understand. If we (the world) have decided that kilo means 10^3, this must be for every unit that is measured, there cannot be any exceptions and say that kilo sometimes mean 1000 and sometimes means 1024. So 1 kilometer is 10^3 meters, that is 1000 meters, and a kilobyte must be 1000 bytes.

Some have thought about it and have introduced kibi. The bi stands for 'two', like bi-sexual, bi-centenary (note that there must be no slash in the word) because we are measuring things that are power of two.

So I am in favour of this renaming, because apart of the strange that it will sound, it will be better for us because if Hard Disk and other devices capacity gets their capacity renamed with the news prefixes, then no one will be cheated again or will have to calculate how many gigabytes his hard disk does really have.

I personally hate ambiguities, and I will accept any idea that helps to avoid them.

Por wolf_

Ambassador_ (9892)

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19-08-2007, 18:45

Here's a solution: keep the kilo differences as they are, and mention HD sizes in bytes from now on Tongue

Por tfh

Prophet (2971)

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19-08-2007, 19:26

/me agrees with Wolf.

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