Talk:2526: TSP vs TBSP
The title text refers to lyrics in the Alanis Morissette song Ironic -MonteCarloe 18.104.22.168 16:59, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
I wonder why Randall used 1024^4 instead of 2^40. -MonteCarlo 22.214.171.124 17:10, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
- To highlight the similarity between 1000 and 1024, I suppose.--Pere prlpz (talk) 18:03, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
- And a byte is 1024^0 bytes, kilobyte=1024^1, megabyte=1024^3, etc. Talking entirely in terms of 2^10N loses the sheer simplicity and easy approximation.
- (Though not as much as 'short' -illions. 5.45 trillion? That's 5, then the decimal padded/shortened to exactly three figures (450), then three sets of three zeros. Stupid system.) 126.96.36.199 18:20, 8 October 2021 (UTC)
he did kilonife kiloknife because the k in knife stands for kilo 188.8.131.52 18:26, 8 October 2021 (UTC)Bumpf
I thought this was a play on storage (esp. hard drives) advertising 1000-based capacities (1TB=1000GB) whereas computers tend to measure in 2^ sizes (1TB=1024GB) to make them seem bigger on the packaging. IIRC some cloud platforms distinguish between GB and GiB of Ram, for instance. Mike-jed (talk) 19:38, 8 October 2021 (UTC)