Safe, but not long-lasting
@#2 (Anon. Coward):
Yes, they are safe.
However, I don't think they'll last much longer than laptop batteries.
3 posts • joined 5 May 2008
I think I nailed this back in 2000 when I wrote a comment on the subject in my country's main computing newsgroup.
We have to be _consistent_ about the use of kilo, mega, giga, etc.
kilo means 1000 (one thousand), whether we're talking bytes, hertz, grams, bits, metres, or Pascals(pressure).
Otherwise, we wind up in lala-land, where you don't know if someone means 1024 or 1000 when they say kilo-[some unit].
If you want to specify 1024 and powers thereof, use the kibi-prefix and relatives.
Let's say your internet connection speed is 1 megabit/s.
Is that 1000000 bits/s, or 1048576 bits/s?
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