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88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
reply to InvalidError

Re: 1GB =1000mb

said by InvalidError:

said by 88615298:

WRONG. OK first B is BYTES and b is BITS So no 1000 megaBITS does not equal 1 gigaBYTE. 1000 megaBITS =125 megaBYTES

Also it's 1024 MB = 1 GB

The K/M/G/etc. prefixes are defined in the SI measurement system and officially recognizes only the powers-of-1000 definitions. The powers-of-1024 definitions are technically an abuse by computer science circles, albeit a widely used one for convenience's sake and it has landed companies into courts several times over the years.

The Ki/Mi/Gi prefixes were created to resolve this ambiguity but most people still choose to continue abusing the SI prefixes instead.

Well at&t and other ISPs might do it differently but Verizon Wireless website makes it clear.

1 MB = 1,024 KB
1 GB = 1,024 MB

»www.verizonwireless.com/b2c/spla···opup.jsp

So having one company measure data one way and another measure it another way is asking for trouble.

InvalidError

join:2008-02-03
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said by 88615298:

Well at&t and other ISPs might do it differently but Verizon Wireless website makes it clear.

The metric/SI prefixes are an international standard and the only internationally recognized legal definition is powers of 1000.

Just because Verizon has decided to perpetuate the incorrect definitions does not make it right.


88615298
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join:2004-07-28
West Tenness
said by InvalidError:

said by 88615298:

Well at&t and other ISPs might do it differently but Verizon Wireless website makes it clear.

The metric/SI prefixes are an international standard and the only internationally recognized legal definition is powers of 1000.

Just because Verizon has decided to perpetuate the incorrect definitions does not make it right.

If Verizon's overages are based on the "incorrect" formula it certainly makes it right when calculating my bill.

I don't care what you say it's 1024 and any ISP charging overages based on 1000 will get sued and lose.

InvalidError

join:2008-02-03
kudos:5
said by 88615298:

I don't care what you say it's 1024 and any ISP charging overages based on 1000 will get sued and lose.

Unless the carrier explicitly defined their 1MB as 1024KB, the proper SI definition applies.

Even in the Seagate and Western Digital cases which are the most famous disputes of that nature, both manufacturers claimed using SI definition is standard practice and both class actions were settled with neither company admitting any wrongdoing.

If HDD manufacturers had been willing to go all the way, they would probably have prevailed but that would have cost them more in legal fees and bad publicity than settling.

If the class actions were convinced they would win, they would not have accepted to settle without some form of apology other than software or small refund almost nobody will bother to claim.


dnoyeB
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join:2000-10-09
Southfield, MI
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but 1MB = 1024KB is illogical. Only a lawyer can appreciate that.


cdru
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join:2003-05-14
Fort Wayne, IN
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reply to 88615298
said by 88615298:

I don't care what you say it's 1024 and any ISP charging overages based on 1000 will get sued and lose.

Good luck with that. Let us know how it turns out.


ieolus
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reply to dnoyeB
Logic has nothing to do with that; it is math.
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