Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Fred Read (
Wed, 18 Oct 95 23:08:59 GMT

In article <ACAB1F0E966838F7D@> "Peter Ceresole" writes:

> In article <46156r$>,
> (Sylvain Louboutin) wrote:
> >except of course when talking about computers where kilo becomes 1024
> >times whatever it prefixes... (just thought I would add my bit to clear
> >things up :-)
> No; in computer usage it's not "kilo" but "k" these days. As in "three
> hundred and forty five kay". However it is true that in any use of
> "kilobytes" the meaning of "kilo" is automatically modified. Clear as mud.

Just to clear things up:

k = 1000
K = 1024

Fred "2^10" Read

Fred Read
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