Originally Posted by Jonpro03
Base 2 is also the reason your files are ordered:
Unless you have windows7 LOL.
Sorry, sseidriver, we're going off-topic here. We'll get back to you in a moment.
Jon, that'* just how computers naturally sort things, left-to-right. (Windows 7 and most Macs will do a "human" sort instead.)
The metric prefixes (kilo-, mega-, giga-...) imply a base-ten conversion, but computers (being adept in binary) use base-two. That'* why a brand-new hard drive with 300 GB written on the label, will show up in Windows with 279.4 GB of available space. (There was a lawsuit against hard drive makers regarding this a couple years back.)