b & B, k & K, m & M; was BSO on the radio - not for me anymore
Fri Oct 15 20:42:45 EDT 2010
Well at least I got the 'k' right :-).
On Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 7:50 PM, Ric Werme <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dan wrote:
> > All of your bit rates are expressed in kB/s (the B is capitalized).
> > The capitalized B means the abbreviation stands for bytes/sec, not
> > bits/sec--a difference of approximately a decimal order of magniture.
> > (When you include the overhead, 1 kB/s is very close to 10 kb/s.)
> > However, I believe that you mean bits/sec. If so, the b should be
> > lower case. Better yet, spell out bits and bytes in all referencees to
> > data rates; the extra work is minimal and you eliminate the confusion.
> I figured out he meant b from:
> > > Hybrid HD offers
> > > 100 - 150 kB/s which must be divided amongst the subchannels.
> Might as well keep going - oops, maybe not. I was going to gripe
> that SI prefixes greater than unity (K, M, G) are capitalized, and
> those less than unity (m, µ, n) were not. It appears that kilo is
> lowercase. (As are hecta and deka.)
> I have a lot of trouble when people who should be writing MB write mb
> instead. Only wrong by 7 decimal orders of magnitude....
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