Weekly Classic Computer Trivia Question (20141205)

Johnny Billquist bqt at update.uu.se
Sat Dec 6 23:40:49 CST 2014

On 2014-12-06 20:38, Antonio Carlini wrote:
> On 06/12/14 18:48, Johnny Billquist wrote:
>> Actually, I should say, everything related to data. Anything that
>> originates with a bit.
>> Frequencies are not power of twos, for instance.
> Network speeds are not powers of two either.

Ouch, got me. I was thinking of network speeds, and for a moment when 
composing I got the idea that they were. Of course, they are not.

So it's only storage that naturally lends itself to powers of two, 
except of course that disks don't. :-)


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