[thechat] bytes, more bytes, and yet more bytes (was: Zope on a Rope etc.)

Shirley Kaiser, SKDesigns skaiser1 at skdesigns.com
Fri May 17 13:29:08 CDT 2002

At 11:10 AM 5/17/2002, you typed:
>At 10:32 PM 5/17/2002, Simon wrote:
>> >1 yottabyte = 1024 zettabytes
>> >1 zettabyte = 1024 exabytes
>> >1 exabyte = 1024 petabytes
>> >1 petabyte = 1024 terabytes
>> >1 terabyte = 1024 gigabytes
>>I think these words are chosen to sound silly on purpose. The size of the
>>thing being expressed is stupidly big, so it needs a stupid sounding word
>>to accurately describe it.
>Heck, if someone can think of something as silly-sounding as "yottabyte",
>I'm going to make up my own names. So...
>1 wantabigbyte = 1024 yottabytes
>1 biteaintbyte = 1024 wantabigbytes
>1 meyoucanbite = 1024 biteaintbytes
>1 sooldicantbyte = 1024 meyoucanbite
>1 notyetgazillionbyte = 1024 sooldicantbytes
>1 mydogwillbyte = 1024 notyetgazillionbytes
>1 fingercountthesebyte = 1024 mydogwillbytes
>1 weknowaardvarkdoesbyte = 1024 fingercountthesebytes
>1 bigmaciwannabyte = 1024 weknowaardvarkdoesbytes
>1 areyounutsbyte = 1024 bigmaciwannabytes
>1 getalifedudebyte = 1024 areyounutsbytes
>Tee hee.
>Can you tell I'm drunk? No, I'm not really. It's just late and I feel
>silly. :p


Madhu, I can't even tell you how much my stomach hurts from laughing so
hard right now. I even woke up my dog who then jumped on my lap here to see
why I was going nuts here. (He's a small dog, though -- just a 22 lb.
cocker spaniel, so I'm not totally squashed.)

You are something else.....

Thanks. I needed that. And my dog will forgive you for waking him up, too. ;-)

(He typically is sound asleep under my chair, often snoring. Also, if he
doesn't like the music I'm playing he shakes his head until I turn it down,
too. <grin> I think he's got me well trained rather than vice versa.)


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