[AusNOG] [SAGE-AU Discuss] [RESULTS] Straw poll: what is your email message size limit?
joshua at railgun.com.au
Tue Mar 26 17:56:15 EST 2013
Got a free link, seems silly to pay for something like that..
On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 5:43 PM, Lloyd Wood <lloyd.wood at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> > I will, however, continue to be tolerant and indulge the use of kB
> > when people mean KB or KiB, as this is a Recommendation, and not a
> > Standard.
> It's a standard. Please read IEC 80000 section 13.
> Use of multiples of 1024 remains entrenched for memory, however it is
> indicated. For storage, marketing favours 1000. For comms, only 1000 is
> Using an IBM/360 as your first computer doesn't count, as they survived
> decades (and much software is still running on zSeries). Only getting it
> installed new from the factory does.
> Lloyd Wood
> lloyd.wood at yahoo.co.uk
> *From:* Narelle <narellec at gmail.com>
> *To:* Lloyd Wood <lloyd.wood at yahoo.co.uk>
> *Cc:* Paul Gear <ausnog at libertysys.com.au>; "ausnog at lists.ausnog.net" <
> ausnog at lists.ausnog.net>
> *Sent:* Tuesday, 26 March 2013, 17:16
> *Subject:* Re: [AusNOG] [SAGE-AU Discuss] [RESULTS] Straw poll: what is
> your email message size limit?
> Warning issued: this is now dangerously close to the "my first
> computer thread" , which will have to be shut down or sent off
> On Tue, Mar 26, 2013 at 4:57 PM, Lloyd Wood <lloyd.wood at yahoo.co.uk>
> >> Bytes are 8 bits. Always were, always will be.
> > Um, no. You are probably too young to remember 4-bit and 6-bit bytes and
> > other popular word sizes.
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Byte
> Actually I am old enough to not only have forgotten but be so grumpy
> about the (ab)usage that I am now happily reminded (more than once) of
> this fact.
> Ahh. Character encoding. That takes me back.
> >> Even the worst pedants will accept variations on the use of K (1024
> >> also Kelvin) for k (1000) as often these are misused.
> > Um, no. That's why the worst pedants developed
> > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_1541
> I love being outdone in the pedantry. It makes me look *so* moderate.
> Tolerant even.
> I will, however, continue to be tolerant and indulge the use of kB
> when people mean KB or KiB, as this is a Recommendation, and not a
> My real dream, however, is that people will revert to the true use of
> ports and identify their traffic with nice little numbers in their
> headers that match the actual flow... rather than 80...
>  IBM 360
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