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

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

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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