This is a well known visual phenomena: When I'm tired I also switch sometimes 'in between reading' the temporarily memorized decimal point from the beginning to the end of a three-digit-block (did it recently in the forum).
It mostly works for me (if not 'computing') to force myself to obey the rule, for the decimal prefixes, starting from Byte: Kilobytes = 10^3 Bytes => cut most right three MegaBytes = 10^6 Bytes => cut most right 6 (another three) GigaBytes = 10^9 Bytes => cut most right 9 (another three) TeraBytes = 10^12 Bytes => cut most right 12 (another three) As Phil hints, to use number words may be misleading here because 'billion' has different meanings in Europe (1 billion = 10^12) and in the USA (1 billion = 10^9). >> Bob S. wrote: >> Isn't it kBytes not bits? So 32,000 * 32000 Bytes (a pixel takes up >> one Byte in 8 bit color) which comes to 1,024,000,000 BYTES. That's >> 1.024 terabytes, unless my faculties have wholly abandoned me. >> Of course, a black and white image is 1,024,000 BYTES, or 1.023 GIGS, >> but are we talking about black and white images? > > Phil D. wrote: > Your labels are one order of magnitude off the actual values, Bob. Say > it with me: 1,024,000,000 BYTES is "one billion bytes" (and change, > depending on whose standard you use). Of course one billion bytes is a > gigabyte. > Same with the labeling of 1,024,000 BYTES = 1000kb = a megabyte, not a gig. _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode