Anyone want a lyric sign thing making, just send me lyrics and the song/band and I’ll see what I can do. Though I’ve only really sort of made ones with lyrics above and below the picture, but I can also do the whole.. image/album art through text kind of thing, hell even hit me up with an example of another style and I’ll give it a go.
i’ve just started a band called 999 megabytes
we haven’t done a gig yet
WOW THIS WOULD HAVE BEEN FUNNY EXCEPT THERE ARE 1024 MEGABYTES IN A GIG SO YOUR JOKE SHOULD SAY “i’ve just started a band called 1023 megabytes” YOU UNCULTURED SWINE
I feel the need to argue for both sides here, both can be seen as correct. The actual word megabyte, or gigabyte can be split into two parts… it’s prefix (mega/giga) and the word byte. The first represents a number, ie giga = 1000000000, describing the amount of ‘bytes’ (the second).
So when just looking at the word, 1 gigabyte, what you are saying is there is 1x10^9 bytes.
In computing terms we see 1 gigabyte as 1024 megabytes. This is technically incorrect as that would mean you have 1.024 gigabytes (in terms of the actual meaning of the word), but the way computes have been designed, is that they record 1024 megabytes and 1 gigabyte.
The correct term to use when talking about this is mebibyte’s and gibibytes, as they use the lead back to the roots of binary where data size is measure as a factor of a power of two to the power of x. But common culture has come to terms that 1gigabyte = 1024 megabytes and so on.
All this is harnessed by computer manufacturers selling products describing the storage size of 1gigabyte, you expect your computer to recognise it as that, but in reality is recognses it as a lower value, as what they have sold you is 1000 megabytes, which depending on the way you look at it is technically correct, but maybe not morally.
So whether you take the meaning from the prefix of the word ‘mega’ or from the common accepted meaning in computing terminology, neither is correct or incorrect.
To be honest, no matter the case, having 999megabytes, meaning 999,000,000 bytes, or just short of ‘1073741824’ bytes… you could say you’re just short of a ‘gig….’
ps. apologies for how badly worded that was.. it’s late at night.
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Re-blogging, purely for the lulz.
Apologies if I seemed arrogant in my last post, I just follow about a bazillion blogs on here and it’s impossible to find all your blogs I used to love, specially with my bad memory for names/urls :|