[rescue] rescuing an ailing U10...

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 22:51:12 CDT 2007

Scott Quinn wrote:
>>> 4K, BTW, is conveniently the size of an i386 memory page.  Fair 
>>> enough,
>>> I guess; IIRC, the 512-byte standard came from the VAX memory 
>>> pagesize.
>>> [0] Real kilobytes, not this "but it's an SI unit" whining or
>>>      kibibibibilitibytes nonsense.
>> Thank you for not using KiB.
> Attempting to force a binary machine to use base-10 numbering makes as 
> much sense as attempting to list prices at the supermarket in hex. The 
> 1000 byte kilobyte should have been stillborn.

If people are going to start using kiB and MiB, I reserve the right to 
express myself in terms of Mig and Gim.  Or even PiPa.

Peace...  Sridhar

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