bootable ext. USB SSD for backup

Valeri Galtsev galtsev at
Thu Mar 16 20:29:15 UTC 2017

On Thu, March 16, 2017 3:13 pm, Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Mar 2017 14:56:07 -0500 (CDT), Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>>Junior programmer faithfully thinks that one kilobyte is exactly 1000
>>Senior programmer faithfully thinks that one kilogram is exactly 1024
> When I programmed Commodore 64 Assembler a KB was 1024 B, nowadays I
> call it a KiB, to distinguish between 2^10 and 10^3, see
> .
> I dislike this joke, since senior programmers usually are also senior
> electronics technicians,

Right, I've heard the joke in a different language, so I had to make up
some equivalent for "computer geek" and otherwise person. Sysadmin doesn't
fit there too as,e.g. myself, I have two degrees: electical engineering
and computer science, so megaohms, and kilovolts are kind of there. So, I
don't know what to call the person so torn off the real life (as I heard
the joke in metric based country, where "kilo-" is used everywhere).

The best way to proof the joke didn't work is when one has to explain it ;-)

Sorry for sour time everybody ;-(


> so while not necessarily aware of the kg unit,
> at least well aware of the kΩ unit :p.
> Regards,
> Ralf
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Valeri Galtsev
Sr System Administrator
Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
University of Chicago
Phone: 773-702-4247

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