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i love this line "For simplicity and consistency, hard drive manufacturers define a megabyte as 1,000,000 bytes and a gigabyte as 1,000,000,000"
then later they say everyone else defines em using base 8 at multiples of 8
not the truth "For the purposes of making our drives capacity in Gb larger we use a base ten system. For future 'simplicity' we may decide to move to a base 5 number and at that time watch out for our new vastly larger drives with twice the previous capacity of our older drives."