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Nerd Rant

I'm (still) so sick and tired of hard drive manufacturers getting away with calling a drive with 80,000,000,000 bytes an 80 "Gig" drive. I've said this time and time again, but an 80 Gigabyte drive SHOULD actually contain 80 * 1024 * 1024 * 1024 = 85,899,345,920 bytes, or, as I'm coining, approximately 85.899 Billabytes.

1 Billabyte just means, as the term implies, 1 billion bytes. I'd also like to lay claim to a couple of other terms that I will enumerate now.

1 millabyte = 1 million Bytes, abbreviated mB.
1 killabyte = 1 thousand Bytes, abbreviated kB.

Note: These are not to be confused with "milli" (1/1000) or the well-known "kilo" (1024).

The capitalization of abbreviations should already be important, even though people ignore them. B for Byte, b for bit, K for Kilo, k for killa, M for Mega, m for milla, etc.

So, here is what I propose:

1 Kilobyte (KB) = 1024 Bytes (B)
1 Megabyte (MB) = 1024 Kilobytes (KB)
1 Gigabyte (GB) = 1024 Megabytes (MB)

1 killabyte (kB) = 1000 Bytes (B)
1 millabyte (mB) = 1000 killabytes (kB)
1 Billabyte (BB) = 1000 millabytes (mB)

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