[rescue] rescuing an ailing U10...

Lionel Peterson lionel4287 at verizon.net
Sat Oct 6 09:11:23 CDT 2007

>From: Phil Stracchino <phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net>
>Date: 2007/10/05 Fri AM 05:51:31 CDT
>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>Subject: Re: [rescue] rescuing an ailing U10...

>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 ...

Is that like the greed of the lumber industry for not making 2x4's actually 2 inches by 4 inches?


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