Comments on: Attention Trekkies: Roddenberry’s Mac on auction block http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/attention-trekkies-roddenberrys-mac-on-auction-block/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Warpig http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/attention-trekkies-roddenberrys-mac-on-auction-block/#comment-365828 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 16:27:16 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19104#comment-365828 Computer memory is binary.1 megabyte = 2^20 bytes = 1,048,5761 gigabyte = 2^30 bytes = 1,073,741,8241000 * 1 megabyte = 1,048,576,0001 megabyte * 1000 1 gigabyteI’ll give you one gigabyte in your dollars if you give me one gigabyte in mine.William is right. If you want people to use the correct term you need to speak up when they’re incorrect.

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By: Curtis W. Rendon http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/attention-trekkies-roddenberrys-mac-on-auction-block/#comment-365817 Mon, 21 Sep 2009 06:00:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19104#comment-365817 Only non techs will use the newly minted mebibyte.Those of us who invented the lingo will continue to use mega, giga, terra, penta, and kilo bytes.

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By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/attention-trekkies-roddenberrys-mac-on-auction-block/#comment-365702 Sun, 20 Sep 2009 00:44:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19104#comment-365702 1 gigabyte = 10^9 bytes, 1 megabyte = 10^6 bytes. A gigabyte is 1,000 megabytes. The Mac came with a mebibyte of RAM. Most modern computers come with a gibibyte (+) of RAM. 2^30 is called a gibibyte and 2^20 is called a mebibyte. 1024 mebibytes = 1 gibibytesIf someone were to correct the author I would think it should be over the incorrect use of the term megabyte instead of mebibyte. But then again, nobody uses the correct term. Why people choose to incorrectly correct the author for incorrect relationships when clearly the relationships stated are technically correct (if incorrect as commonly but improperly used) but the terms are incorrect. I don’t get it?

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By: Chester Drawers http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/attention-trekkies-roddenberrys-mac-on-auction-block/#comment-365698 Sat, 19 Sep 2009 22:33:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19104#comment-365698 Be cool if Roddenberry’s Mac had a collection of authentic ‘Vargas’ drawings in digital form like appeared in old issues of ‘Playboy’.

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By: punch_drunk http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/attention-trekkies-roddenberrys-mac-on-auction-block/#comment-365685 Sat, 19 Sep 2009 10:15:29 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19104#comment-365685 william is correct. 1MB = 1024^2 bytes while 1GB = 1024^3 bytes. this means 1GB is 1024 times bigger than 1MB.

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By: Raven http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/attention-trekkies-roddenberrys-mac-on-auction-block/#comment-365684 Sat, 19 Sep 2009 07:22:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19104#comment-365684 Being a Trekkie and a tech geek, this is cool. Im gonna be bidding on this for sure.

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By: camroncamera http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/attention-trekkies-roddenberrys-mac-on-auction-block/#comment-365656 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 19:43:13 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19104#comment-365656 “Computer?””Computer.””Hello Computer?””Keyboard. How quaint.”-Chief Engineer Montgomery Scott, USS Enterprise NCC-1701

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By: Merrill Grinch http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/attention-trekkies-roddenberrys-mac-on-auction-block/#comment-365654 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 18:49:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19104#comment-365654 Let us never forget how revolutionary those early Macs were. I distinctly remember my jaw hitting the floor upon my first glimpse of MacPaint! Well worth the 1200 bucks today.

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By: pcguru http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/attention-trekkies-roddenberrys-mac-on-auction-block/#comment-365653 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 18:48:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19104#comment-365653 1024K is 1MB of ram. 1024MB is 1GB of ram. William…the author is correct. KB, MB, and GB are usually in 1024 denominations. No one uses the incorrect statement that 1000kb is 1MB. Look it up.

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By: interval http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2009/09/17/attention-trekkies-roddenberrys-mac-on-auction-block/#comment-365652 Fri, 18 Sep 2009 18:10:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/?p=19104#comment-365652 The picture implies the old gal still lights up. It would be cool to find an original, previously unknown script or story line on the drive.

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