[arch-releng] [archiso] pxe_curl/pxe_nfs now in master ;)

Dieter Plaetinck dieter at plaetinck.be
Wed Nov 30 06:37:16 EST 2011

On Wed, 30 Nov 2011 04:32:35 -0600
C Anthony Risinger <anthony at xtfx.me> wrote:

> On Wed, Nov 30, 2011 at 3:23 AM, Dieter Plaetinck
> <dieter at plaetinck.be> wrote:
> > On Tue, 29 Nov 2011 21:27:53 -0600
> > C Anthony Risinger <anthony at xtfx.me> wrote:
> >
> >> wow ... very cool.  i like how the boot image is only 304K
> >
> > www.stopabusingsiprefixes.org
> bah!  i was under the impression that omitting the `B` in this context
> was accepted as meaning binary, specifically because the SI prefix for
> `kilo` is a lowercase `k`.  tbh, i think i just read this somewhere
> recently, probably wikipedia:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JEDEC_memory_standards
> ... i know several tools behave this way -- the `qemu` command in this
> thread uses G or M, `parted` uses binary units for K/M/G (and SI for
> the variants that include the `b`), and i know there is at least one
> other ... IIRC `parted` behaving this way is what got me reading up on
> it in the first place :-)
> but really, i wholly agree -- the entire situation is somewhat
> ridiculous -- everything in the industry is binary-based and there is
> no reason for anyone/anywhere/anytime to use the suffixes in the
> context of computing with the SI meaning ...
> ... ehm, well, unless you're a hard disk manufacturer with a
> shady/greedy marketing team and an unethical intention of duping the
> 90% who likely DGAF (then), and still DGAF :-(now) ... thanks guys!!!

JEDEC is a disgrace to [computer] science. they do more harm than good.
(they formalize and promote incorrect usage of SI prefixes)
I see they succeeded at confusing you.


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