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Comment: Re:Mebibyte is an idiotic term (Score 4, Informative) 350

by ArcadeMan (#49799371) Attached to: Crowdfunded, Solar-powered Spacecraft Goes Silent

I wish people would stop thinking that hard drive manufacturers are the "source" of this so-called "problem". Digital communication speeds never used base 2, clock speeds didn't either.

People are simply stuck on terms like "Mebibyte" because they either don't want to accept the fact that mega is an SI prefix or because they don't like how the IEC units sound. Get over it.

Whenever people agree with me, I always think I must be wrong. - Oscar Wilde