Comments on: QUICK! What's 2^12? No Cheating! Linux. GNU. Freedom. Mon, 21 May 2007 13:22:07 +0000 hourly 1 By: Aaron Mon, 21 May 2007 13:22:07 +0000 Jon- That's a pretty intelligent comment. Really adds to the conversation at hand. Thanks for stopping by.

By: Jon Mon, 21 May 2007 12:03:10 +0000 you are such a genius! please tell me you are still in highschool.

By: Michael Wheatland Sat, 19 May 2007 01:04:25 +0000 I am really sorry. But there are a whole lot of people using Ubuntu and catching up with the planet who have not done a programming course.

I would love to understand the counting method. Maybe a little more detail about the way you use your fingers and how you derive the number from them would help people understand.

P.S. Thanks for all of your other insightful blog posts. I really enjoy them.

Mike From Australia.
-A non-IT Ubuntu User

By: goalieca Fri, 18 May 2007 22:38:33 +0000 the way i remember is 2^10 = 1KB = 1024

2^20 = 1MB = 1024KB
2^30 = 1GB = 1024MB etc.

so the easy way is to do

2^10 * 2^2 = 4-something which i know from memory as 4096

By: Orra Fri, 18 May 2007 21:18:52 +0000 You had me confused there for a minute. I spend too long trying to understand you :-p. I though you had in mind something like you can do when you multiply by nine.

I do like counting in binary. Just the other day, somebody said that they could "count the [few] number of times" someone had done something on one hand. I had to point on 31 isn't quite as small as 5. (-: