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Comment: How many bytes in a Megabyte? (Score 2, Funny) 252

by criminy (#31019348) Attached to: Landmark Ruling Gives Australian ISPs Safe Harbor

63. As an aside, a ‘byte’ is a term that refers to a certain amount of data, namely 8 ‘bits’. A bit is either a zero or a one, given that computers compute by means of binary code. A ‘kilobyte’ is 1024 bytes, a ‘megabyte’ is 1024 kilobytes and a ‘gigabyte’ is 1024 megabytes.

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Comment: Re:Civil Disobedience (Score 1) 325

by criminy (#28384897) Attached to: Fighting For Downloaders' Hearts and Minds

So are you suggesting that the opportunity to create something that will deliver a return to your decendents is not an incentive to create? How many other fields of endeavour offer this kind of opportunity?

Necessary? doubtful, but to suggest that the current regime of life + 50 years does *not* provide an incentive is plain wrong.

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