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Noah Fields
Noah Fields
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Kibibytes, not Kilobytes

In this video Nick refers to KiB as kilobytes. In actuality, doesn't kB stand for kilobyte while KiB (as in this case) refers to the similar but ultimately different kibibyte?

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Steven Parker
Steven Parker
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I had to look this up, as I wasn't familiar with the IEC abbreviations, even though they'e been around since the millennium. And you're quite right, KiB is kibibytes (1024 vs 1000).

Until today I'd been using the standard that was set 30 years prior where K (capital "K") stood for "Kappa" and meant 1024 and k (lower case "k") was "Kilo" and 1000. So now I've got to re-train myself (again!).

Anyway you might want to report this as a bug to Support.