Well yes and no.K denotes a 1000. Its from the Greek Kilo.
ie kilogram for weight
Kilometre for distance
you could use the Roman M for 1000, as in millimetre or millilitre.
Isn't there a kilobytes and kilibytes these days as well? In computer-speak, kilobyte meant 1024 bytes but then the non-computer-literate people came into the computing field and got confused and wanted kilobyte to mean 100 bytes. So the computer-literate people (the weaklings that they are) had to create a kilibyte to mean 1024.Well yes and no.
The prefix "k" (not "K") in the metric system does indeed indicate 1000, but k on its own is dimensionless so it has to come before a unit of measurement such as m for metre, W for watt, etc. That's my problem with "10K".
And of course the prefix "m" in the metric system is has a completely different meaning from the prefix "M".
Assuming that you mean 1000, rather than 100, the answer is easy - Windows calculates kilobytes as 1024 bytes, Mac OS as 1000 bytes.Isn't there a kilobytes and kilibytes these days as well? In computer-speak, kilobyte meant 1024 bytes but then the non-computer-literate people came into the computing field and got confused and wanted kilobyte to mean 100 bytes. So the computer-literate people (the weaklings that they are) had to create a kilibyte to mean 1024.
Kilobyte does make sense in english, but computer geeks had their own thing going on.
You could try the '3words' app and give them an exact location.Postcode location. Recent non delivery and cancellation of supermarket food delivery (we are self isolating being classified as extremely vulnerable), as the driver couldn't find property as postcode didn't exist, and that's all he had to go on - no address, apparently, no map, no local knowledge! We are in a new property, so unless the company has an up to date postcode register we simply don't exist. We now know a longstanding local postcode which we give drivers if they call, along with local directions such as 'turn left after the village green', but not a sensible state of affairs in today's tech environment. This is just the most recent incident, and we are hungry! Why don't they USE MAPS! - or an A-Z, even?
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