[rescue] rescuing an ailing U10...

Phil Stracchino phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net
Fri Oct 5 05:51:31 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.
>> Peace...  Sridhar
> 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 not for the greed of the storage industry ...

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