OpenVMS FAQ -&- page 3
The smallest granularity of disk storage addressing is called a disk block, or sometimes a disk sector. Groups of disk blocks are usually organized together into the smallest unit of storage that can be allocated, and this unit is called a disk cluster. The number of blocks in a cluster is the cluster factor, and is established when the disk volume is initialized. Each individual disk block is composed of five hundred twelve (512) bytes, or one-half kilobyte.
In the index and contents page for the manuals the handbook, brochure or advertisement are listed with the download size in Kilobytes or Megabytes. For pages with thumbnails this is an indication of the total download size for all the pages that can be called up. The thumbnail page itself will be up to 24 very small images (the pages) and load very quickly. Each page then selected can be 300Kb-3Mb.
SpecTek Select - Welcome
Technically, there are 1,024 bytes in a kilobyte, 1,024 kilobytes in a megabyte, and 1,024 megabytes in a gigabyte. For simplicity, people often round off the numbers and think of a kilobyte as a thousand bytes, a megabyte as a million bytes, and a gigabyte as a billion bytes.
DOS FAQ by Christoph Fuchs
On modern system with harddisks >8GB you often have got the problem that you must use the new 0Fh extended partition (LBA) instead of the old sort 05h extended partition (CHS). DR-DOS 7.03 won't accept this new type 0Fh and won't have access to the data. A solution would be to use the old 05h partition type but then you would have access to 8 GB under DR DOS but you would be limited to these 8 GB under Windows 9x/NT, too.
UK Broadband Finder - General FAQs
The different terms used - meg, mb, kb, gb and Gig - can be confusing. The smallest unit is the kilobit, often written as kb. 512 kilobits, or 512 kb as it is usually written, is the minimum speed, or transfer rate, for broadband. it actually means 512kb per second. Dial-up speeds are around 57.6 kb. On this website you will see kb in the upload speeds and in the slower download broadband speeds. The next size up is the megabit, also referred to as Mb or Meg (particularly in speech).
Frequently Asked Questions for FreeBSD 2.X, 3.X and 4.X
Prior to 3.0, FreeBSD included a utility known as bad144, which automatically remapped bad blocks. Because modern IDE drives perform this function themselves, bad144 has been removed from the FreeBSD source tree. If you wish to install FreeBSD 3.0 or later, we strongly suggest you purchase a newer disk drive. If you do not wish to do this, you must run FreeBSD 2.x.
Connect 247 - Broadband ADSL Internet Access in the UK
Connection speeds are measured in units of "bits per second", usually Kb/s (Kilo bits Per Second) or Mb/s (Mega bits Per Second). This 512Kb/s means 512 Kilo bits Per Second, 1Mb/s means One Mega bit Per Second and 2Mb/s means Two Mega bits Per Second. In contrast, data transfer (and computer data in general) is measured in units of Bytes. One Byte contains 8 bits.
TB frequently asked questions
Tuberculosis, or TB, is a disease caused by a germ (called the tubercle bacterium or Mycobacterium tuberculosis). TB usually affects the lungs, but can affect other parts of the body, such as the lymph nodes (glands), the bones and (rarely) the brain. Infection with the TB germ may not develop into TB disease.
Chinese Tools FAQ
Computers don't speak any languages, they only know numbers. In order for computers to work with human languages such as Chinese and English, special mappings between numbers and letters or characters are made into standards that various computers and programs understand. These agreed upon ways of using Chinese are called characters sets or code sets.
Glock kB! FAQ v1.35
Coined by firearms journalist Dean Speir, kB! is shorthand for "kaBOOM!," which is the written representation of what happens when one has a catastrophic explosive event in one's Glock. (See also Sidebar Addendum.)
SCSI FAQ - Editor Gary Field
I'm having problems with my Adaptec 2940xx under Windows 95 but it works OK under other O/Ses (like Linux or Windows NT).
Instructional Computing - FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
Floppy disks are available for purchase in the bookstore. In case of emergency, the IC Help Desk has loaner floppy disks, which must be returned to the Help Desk when you are done with them. IC Staff recommends that students invest in a USB Flash Drive to store their files.
TB frequently asked questions
For many years now, we have had good medication to treat TB. You have to take the medication regularly (usually pills) for six to twelve months. TB can be cured and TB can be prevented. Treatment is vital. If you have TB disease, or if you have been infected with the germ but have not yet developed TB, you must take the medication as directed.