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From: Fred Cisin <>
Date: Fri Jan 4 12:14:23 2002

Welcome to the list, joee.

As you may have noticed, we are strongly opinionated, sometimes
judgemental, and never subtle about expressing annoyances.

My personal beef is with the use of 1024000 for a Megabyte. I prefer
1048576, will accept 1000000, but can't stand the use of 1024000.
(A PC HD floppy is 80 tracks * 2 sides * 18 sectors per track * 512 bytes
per sector -- how can you get "1.44 M" from THAT?)

Grumpy Ol' Fred
On Fri, 4 Jan 2002 wrote:
> this may help 
> i am 38 years old, so there is nothing about my typing style 
> where i am trying to be cute.
> i collect any computer i can get my hands on.
> i am developing an operating system and a multimedia program
> to create movies.
> i use a newer computer to produce records.
> i am also working out, as i was talking about
> in the original thread that got off track, a distributed
> os to control robots and also a custom computer
> to do the same. 
> i guess thats it.
> joee
Received on Fri Jan 04 2002 - 12:14:23 GMT

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