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  1. Stav

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    Could some on tell me the conversion from Bytes - MB -KB-GB-TB
    How many Bytes are in a MB, How many MB in a Kb and so on Thanks
     
  2. jimi

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    check here just don't use the rounding that they suggest cuase 1000 doesn't = 1024, if ya do they'll sue you in CA:eek: ;)
     
  3. Corrosive

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    Yes, you do need to multiply/divide by 1024. I could go into the details of why it's 1024 and not 1000, but I'd bore you all to death...
     
  4. clskrk

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    Would that be boreing in hex, dec, oct, or bin? :p
     
  5. SexyTech

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    Instead, we just BLAME MICROSOFT for it! :D
     
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  7. twotugs

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    Is Bill flippin the bird?
     
  8. Paquadez

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    To be fair (I'm always fair - or try to be:p ) you can't blame wee Billie for this one.:mad: :mad: :mad: Everything else, though!:D

    The concept of division of data was back in ,oh the old days (before Mulder was even a twinkle in his Moma's eye - you, that long ago!:D ).

    In the 60s', we were programming in COBOL and FORTRAN and binary allocated bits and bytes just as we do today.

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    :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
  9. SexyTech

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    But Paq...

    It's SOOO much more fun to blame Micro$oft for EVERYTHING!!!!!

    :D
     
  10. Paquadez

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    Yeah, you're right, as always ST (Damn!:mad: ).

    Down with wee Billie and Steve, too!(n) (n) (n)

    Paq

    :cool: :cool: :cool:
     
  11. KeithKman

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    4 bits = nibble
    8 bits = 1 byte
    1024 bytes = 1 Kilobyte (KB)
    1024 KB = 1 Megabyte (MB)
    1024 MB = 1 Gigabyte (GB)
    1024 GB = 1 terabyte (TB)
    1024 TB = 1 Exabyte (EB)

    Hope this helps!
     
  12. Paquadez

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    On the subject of mensuration, anyone know where the term"Shake" comes from?

    (Shake is the measurement in nano-seconds it takes for the propogation of a fission chain reaction).

    I know, but just testing!

    Paq
     
  13. AlbertB

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    In fact the binary system was first adopted by Joseph-Marie Jacquard in - er - the early 1800s no less. He invented a powered weaving loom which ran on punched cards and hence depended on 1s and 0s, a hole or no hole. He thus laid the path for the computer of today!

    Oh, did I mention he was French ;) .

    I have a lovely little freeware app which converts units of anything into any other units of that anything :confused: . Really useful as it includes:

    bit, nibble, byte, kilobit, kilobyte, megabit, megabyte, gigabyte, terabyte, petabyte, exabyte, zettabyte, and yottabyte. All real!
     
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