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#15 - niklamacz ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
2 gb = 2 gigabits, 2 GB = 2 gigabytes (=16 gigabits)

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#63 to #15 - twentyten (09/30/2013) [-]
I thought it was Gb for gigabit and GB for gigabyte. Close though I guess.
#60 to #15 - flnonymousfive **User deleted account** (09/30/2013) [-]
#55 to #15 - anonymous (09/30/2013) [-]
It's actually even worse, giga and mega has to be capital letters, G and M. A small m means milli. I don't think a small g has any unit prefix though, only thing in my head that uses it is gram.
User avatar #54 to #15 - capslockrage (09/30/2013) [-]
Little do you know, OP or the original creator might actually know more **** than you, but aren't petty enough to care.
#47 to #15 - anonymous (09/30/2013) [-]
Back when I was on the phone with my ISP, the help desk told me there is no difference between a byte and a bit...however I knew they were wrong. In fact I believe it's 8 bits in a byte. I think I was talking about their advertised DL speed or something but that's irrelevant. ISP not knowing their **** pissed me off yo.
#25 to #15 - jazzytheferret (09/30/2013) [-]
Sadly, the majority of people who work at ISP companies don't understand the difference between Megabyte and Megabit either.
#22 to #15 - jakovall (09/30/2013) [-]
no, no, no... 4 bits is a byte.
User avatar #49 to #22 - imnotkickthecat (09/30/2013) [-]
no 4 bits is a nibble
User avatar #23 to #22 - sniffythebird ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
8
#24 to #23 - jakovall (09/30/2013) [-]
your right... shows my age though, it used to be 4, then 6. 8 was adopted when the internet was still young.

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User avatar #28 to #24 - shitposts (09/30/2013) [-]
shows your age? 4-bit and 6-bit codes were first used around 1955, 8-bit started rising in the early 60's. you mean you're over 60 years old?
#30 to #28 - jakovall (09/30/2013) [-]
well, we're not all 12 year-old betas.
User avatar #32 to #30 - shitposts (09/30/2013) [-]
Certainly not, I was just questioning how knowing about how 4-bit and 6-bit coding shows your age. Everyone who has dug deeper into computing and/or telecommunication than the average user should have at least heard about it.
User avatar #17 to #15 - TheMather ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
And to make matters worse, gigabyte is actually used when the proper word would be gibibyte, so while 2 gb = 2 000 000 000 bit, 2GB = 17 179 869 184 bit.
#67 to #17 - killerofcows (09/30/2013) [-]
close but to correct you Gigabyte would still use capital "G" for prefix, and "Gb would be 1.6 * 10^10 bits
and gibibytes prefix is "Gi" but your numbers on it was spot on
User avatar #68 to #67 - TheMather ONLINE (09/30/2013) [-]
Yeah, I know that. What I said is that while we use the term gigabyte, we're actually referring to gibibytes as a bit of common ignorance.
#69 to #68 - killerofcows (09/30/2013) [-]
true
I hope someday, sooner the better the very least companies will reach the same standard
untill then I will keep my usb memory with 1 GiB less than what I expecte from my "16 GB" memory which consisted of an awkward combination of base 10 and binary
#16 to #15 - ExorArgus (09/30/2013) [-]
Best time to screw up small text?

Yes, yes it is.
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