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Comment: Re:ubuntu joins apple... (Score 4, Informative) 984

by hanabal (#31640918) Attached to: Ubuntu Will Switch To Base-10 File Size Units In Future Release

he kilo prefix is derived from the Greek word ("chilioi"), meaning thousand. It was originally adopted by Antoine Lavoisier and his group in 1795, and introduced into the metric system in France with its establishment in 1799.

So while "SI" wasn't around. It was already as established standard

Comment: Re:Cannonical is just trolling us (Score 2, Insightful) 984

by hanabal (#31640842) Attached to: Ubuntu Will Switch To Base-10 File Size Units In Future Release

why does the It industry get special treatment. I thought the IT industry was one of the industries that wanted to use established standards the most for interoperability. Then you say the the IT industry want to go against the established standard for something that is really really really insignificant and you would all get used to it in about 2 months after the switch

Comment: Explain Concurrent sentences Please (Score 1) 94

by hanabal (#31624904) Attached to: 20 Years For Gonzalez In TJX Hacker Case

What's the logic behind concurrent sentences. 2 concurrent 20 year sentences is for all intents and purposes the same as one 20 year sentence. SO he basically got away with one of the crimes with no punishment. If its because 40 years for these 2 crimes is too harsh, then logically 20 years is too harsh for 1 and the law needs to be changed. Can someone explain the logic to me

Comment: Re:Just like cassettes (Score 1) 362

by hanabal (#31539472) Attached to: UMG To Price New CDs Under $10

why do you need to identify "your" copy. There can be effectively infinite copies so identifying who owns which one is pointless.

About proving you have the rights, I thought we lived in a society where the accuser has to prove their case, not the accused. So "they" should have to prove that you don't have a licence.

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