bootable ext. USB SSD for backup

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Thu Mar 16 20:55:53 UTC 2017

On Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:19:31 -0500 (CDT), Valeri Galtsev wrote:
>On Thu, March 16, 2017 3:11 pm, Martin S. Weber wrote:
>> Well, there's a proper SI prefix for powers of two, which for your
>> joke, Valeri, is "kibi" (2^10),  
>I know, I know. The joke was meant to be consumed orally, not in a
>written form. And it is so old that at the time I've heard it for the
>first time, there were no Ki- Mi- prefixes (and we didn't dream about
>Gi then). Or probably I was so ignorant then...

From the Wiki link I posted:

"The unit symbol for the kibibyte is KiB.[1]

The unit was established by the International Electrotechnical
Commission (IEC) in 1998,[2]" 

I didn't verify this information, IIRC I programmed C64 Assembler
around 10 years before 1998 ;). So the older people from Generation X
and those who were born before Generation X, programmed Computers
before KiB was born. Computers, such as the Sinclair QL and C64
established Computers to many consumers for the very first time, so the
older people from Generation X were the first averaged consumers, who
could get easily in contact with computers. Btw. I'm from 1966, IOW a
child of the 80s.

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