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#205 - kidwreckless (08/18/2012) [-]
1023MB is a little more than a gigabyte.
#206 to #205 - RequieminMortis (08/18/2012) [-]
1 GB=1024 MB
#219 to #206 - anon (08/18/2012) [-]
Do you have any computer science experience or are you just swaying stuff you remember from your distant childhood
User avatar #221 to #219 - RequieminMortis (08/18/2012) [-]
I've taken a few computer science classes and have numerous friends who work on computers for a living. But a ten-second Google search can tell you what I've said just as easily.
#222 to #221 - anon (08/18/2012) [-]
And what did you search exactly? Note that I'm really being friendly and nice and want to help you guys out.
User avatar #223 to #222 - RequieminMortis (08/18/2012) [-]
Just punched in "how many megabytes are in a gigabyte". Literally the first thing that pops up is the numbers, followed by a site that'll do the math for you.
#232 to #223 - anon (08/18/2012) [-]
Yes, google is wrong. Amazing, ain't it? To quickly proved that it's wrong, search "How many mebibytes are in a gibibyte?" and it you'll return you the same result (with the terms "mega" and "giga").
And the first link to wiki.answers says "Officially, there are 1000 (103) megabytes (MB) in a gigabyte (GB). So 500MB would equal 0.5 GB. "
Then it gives an example with how Microsoft uses it. Well, you have to know that there was a time when there was no term for a multiple of 1024, but that was still very important in programming. And seeing how 1000~1024, people who worked with computers developed a sort of slang among them to refer to 1024 as "kilo". Note that it was a slang, it wasn't a standard official thing and it was confusing because SI defined "kilo" as 1000. Noticing the confusion and feeling the need for an actual multiple of 1024, the IEC introduced a new international standard in 1998 to add prefixes like "kibi"/"mebi"/"gibi". However, a lot of people still didn't use those because they were to used to kilo=1024 and probably didn't give a damn about the standard. Probably, most teachers didn't taught that explicitly to their students for the same reasons and that is why so many people today are confused.
To sum up, there are two international standards: one by the SI, which defines "kilo" as 1000 and one by the IEC which defines "kibi" as 1024 leaving the definition of "kilo" untouched. Any use of these words outside these meanings is wrong.
Hope I cleared things up!
#237 to #232 - anon (08/18/2012) [-]
you really typed up all that ******** without knowing wtf you're talking about?
#238 to #237 - anon (08/18/2012) [-]
Point out what's wrong with that.
#239 to #238 - anon (08/18/2012) [-]
No, sorry, not gonna waste my time. If you don't know that memory is based on powers of two, you're a lost cause.
#240 to #239 - anon (08/18/2012) [-]
If you don't know how to read, you're a lost cause. Never in the comment does it say 1000 is a power of 2....
I missed the day when trolling wasn't a bunch of 12 year old kids just staying unoriginal **** sentences like "U mad bro?". I'm actually sad, bro.
#244 to #240 - anon (08/18/2012) [-]
Refer to comment number 226 please
#245 to #244 - anon (08/18/2012) [-]
Refer to comment number 234 please.
Still you didn't say where in the comment do I say memory is not in powers of two...
(If you're the same anon)
#235 to #232 - anon (08/18/2012) [-]
If you can get 1000 as a power of 2, you deserve the nobel prize. All of your information is pulled of of wikipedia, however any computer scientist will tell you memory is based on powers of 2, which 1024 is but 1000 is not. Common use =/= formal definition.
#236 to #235 - anon (08/18/2012) [-]
Did you read the comment? O.o
And btw, you don't get a Nobel prize for math...
#210 to #209 - RequieminMortis (08/18/2012) [-]
It's all good. A lot of people just round a gig down to 1000 MB, so I can see the confusion.
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