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NotTheMama
What Would Earl Do?

join:2012-12-06

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reply to silbaco

Re: So...

That's like saying the hard drive manufacturers are "correct" to use GB to represent 1 billion bytes. It's not really correct, but they all do it, and we all know what they mean. A gigabyte is 1 billion bytes (because it's a metric/decimal term, though TBH it's quite acceptable for one to use it when "spelling out" GB--many do, but if you're going to spell it out and mean binary then you should use GigaByte instead->); but a GB is not (because it's binary notation). That's what "notation" is all about--conveying accurately what is meant. Thanks, but I'll continue to always use correct and proper notation regardless of what any vendor or the ISO (or Netflix) says.

Edit: I should point out, I suppose, that it's fairly irrelevant whether the first letter is capitalized when you're following it with 'bps'--which always means 'bits per second'. So whether it's 'Mbps' or 'mbps', the 'm'/'M' still refers to a decimal value (back to that whole comm. speeds always being decimal thing).

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"...but ya doesn't hasta call me Johnson!"

folsom

join:2006-04-30
Atlanta, GA
If you're going to use correct notation, then Mega = M. m = milli. Unless you think 1MHz = 1mHz.


NotTheMama
What Would Earl Do?

join:2012-12-06
You seem to forget that the scope here is IT. We have our own notation that has worked well for many decades.
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"...but ya doesn't hasta call me Johnson!"