Paul Mc Auley wrote:
>> If I'm going down the shops to buy RAM, a pen drive or a memory card should I
> be asking for a multiple of 1.0737GB? And how do you express the bandwidth of
> your home Internet connection?
>Internet speed = can of worms
Mostly it's decimal bits..
BUT eircom quotes total speed, Bitstream et al uses PPPoE so actual user
speed is measured line speed - overheads. Smart quote the actual speed
after overheads, but I don't know it they count decimal or Binary?
Does Tux count Binary cos he has a pair of flipper/wings and no fingers?
Most non--DSL is decimal speed.
DVB-x bitrates and DOCSIS total capacities are decimal.
> Ultimately the trouble is people are treating non-SI units as if they were SI.
> Despite our best intentions it's part of human language, which deforms
> horribly with use.
>> People are like that.
>Yes. Humpty Dumpty in Lewis Caroll's book.
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