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2019-12-13 21:00:06.499687+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Overheard: "The difference between a million and a billion is about a billion."

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#Comment Re: Overheard made: 2019-12-14 02:41:15.940007+00 by: TheSHAD0W

It's a close estimate, about 0.1% off.

#Comment Re: Overheard made: 2019-12-16 23:10:04.909901+00 by: Dan Lyke [edit history]

So to put that in context, that's 3 significant digits vs the 5 or so that a float provides.

#Comment Re: Overheard made: 2019-12-21 18:17:23.057733+00 by: TheSHAD0W

It's closer than 1000 bytes vs a kilobyte (kibibyte) though, one of the most common conflations.

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