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<3 google calculator [Sep. 24th, 2006|03:25 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
I love google calculator:

http://www.google.com/search?q=5.2+gigabytes+%2F+768+kilobits+%2F+second
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[User Picture]From: robflynn
2006-09-24 10:40 pm (UTC)
Ha!
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[User Picture]From: christowang
2006-09-24 10:59 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: mcfnord
2006-09-25 01:10 am (UTC)
lol
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[User Picture]From: mrgatsby
2006-09-24 11:43 pm (UTC)
I like this also.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-09-25 05:56 am (UTC)
heh.
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[User Picture]From: nothings
2006-09-25 12:38 am (UTC)
I prefer to use 'per' for units, like '768 kilobits per second'
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[User Picture]From: adamthebastard
2006-09-25 12:55 am (UTC)
I prefer to use the acronyms:
eg. 5.2 GB / 768 kbps

I just have to remember that b is bits, B is bytes and that google calc wont let you use mixed case for some things. eg. gigabyte is GB not gB.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&lr=&q=5.2+GB+%2F+768+kbps
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[User Picture]From: taral
2006-09-25 03:05 am (UTC)
I like the constants myself. :)
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[User Picture]From: wetzel
2006-09-25 04:48 am (UTC)
this is pendantic, but watch out as google uses the gibi/kibi sizes and not the actual SI giga/kilo definitions.
They're doing the sane thing but I think (not sure) that if you have 768 kbps upload speed from a DSL provider they pull the hard drive company technique and give you 768,000 bps, and not 786,432 bps.
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