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1999\08\10@141035 by Bob Drzyzgula

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Apropos of the Metric System discussion from a few
months ago, it Seems the IEC and IEEE are finally
attempting to do something about the ambiguity in
the meaning of SI prefixes when applied to quantities
of data storage. To quote:

"The new prefixes are kibi (abbreviated Ki) meaning
 2^10, mebi (Mi) meaning 2^20, gibi (Gi) meaning 2^30,
 tebi (Ti) meaning 2^40, pebi (Pi) meaning 2^50, and
 exbi (Ei) meaning 2^60."

Personally, I think that the new prefixes are downright
adorable, and I think we should use them at every
opportunity. They are already an approved IEC standard,
the IEC is presenting them to the IEEE for adoption.

Source article here:

http://www.spectrum.ieee.org/spectrum/aug99/departments/tech.html

Link courtesy Slashdot...

--Bob

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1999\08\11@011838 by Greg Wiley

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Bob Drzyzgula <.....picKILLspamspam@spam@drzyzgula.org> wrote:

>  "The new prefixes are kibi (abbreviated Ki) meaning
>   2^10, mebi (Mi) meaning 2^20, gibi (Gi) meaning 2^30,
>   tebi (Ti) meaning 2^40, pebi (Pi) meaning 2^50, and
>   exbi (Ei) meaning 2^60."

I don't think I can say them with a straight face.

 -g

1999\08\11@013736 by Thierry Vanmarcke

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So, in school they will say....Now, everyone... let's say all the new
prefixes, repeat after me...
kibi,mebi,gibi,tebi,pebi,exbi
hepi,mehi,gibti,tebsi,pexi,esci
hetimitijipitibiminixesci
...

> Bob Drzyzgula <picspamKILLspamdrzyzgula.org> wrote:
>
> >  "The new prefixes are kibi (abbreviated Ki) meaning
> >   2^10, mebi (Mi) meaning 2^20, gibi (Gi) meaning 2^30,
> >   tebi (Ti) meaning 2^40, pebi (Pi) meaning 2^50, and
> >   exbi (Ei) meaning 2^60."
>

1999\08\11@055946 by Bob Drzyzgula

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On Tue, Aug 10, 1999 at 10:04:19PM -0700, Greg Wiley wrote:
> Bob Drzyzgula <.....picKILLspamspam.....drzyzgula.org> wrote:
>
> >  "The new prefixes are kibi (abbreviated Ki) meaning
> >   2^10, mebi (Mi) meaning 2^20, gibi (Gi) meaning 2^30,
> >   tebi (Ti) meaning 2^40, pebi (Pi) meaning 2^50, and
> >   exbi (Ei) meaning 2^60."
>
> I don't think I can say them with a straight face.
>
>   -g

Personally, I think that they'd make excellent names
for Teletubbies.

--Bob

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1999\08\11@084153 by Russell McMahon

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+AD4-Personally, I think that they'd make excellent names
+AD4-for Teletubbies.


Where do you think they got them from?

RM

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