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Authored by: _Gekko_ on Jan 17, '12 11:00:07PM

The kibi,mebi etc stuff are quite recent units specifically created to tell the difference between the two.
Before their existence the difference could be shown by using kb or kB, but that didn't really work out very well ...

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Authored by: Jaywalk3r on Jan 18, '12 01:08:15AM

The binary unit prefixes aren't terribly recent. They've been around for awhile (~15 years, IIRC) albeit not the centuries that the base ten unit prefixes have existed.

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