from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Computer Science One thousand bits.
- n. Computer Science 1,024 (210) bits.
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- n. 1000 bits
- n. 1024 (210) bits
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- n. a unit of information equal to 1000 bits
Back in those days computer dudes were excited about the possibility of 28.8 kilobit modems.
When I was working for Infolibria a decade 1 ago I was one of the testers of unified server farm which had more than 20 servers, content storage, and could deliver 20,000 simultaneously streams of 300 kilobit per second digital video on-demand from whatever combination of stored canned content was in storage and live streaming video available for the system to replicate.
"If people are forced to pay per kilobit it's like they are forced to pay per word of a book," said Todd Weaver, chief executive of Ivi, a Seattle-based video streaming company.
WilletteEchidna: Unfortunately bits can still leave you with a base-10 representation, such as "megabit" or "kilobit."
Lacking other options, we signed up, and a short while later we had a “blazing” 128 kilobit-per-second internet connection – at almost 10 times the cost of much faster broadband in the U.S.
You 512 kilobit or 64 kilobyte connection usually averages about 411 down by 64 up if we are talking kilobits or 51 down by 8 up if we are talking in kilobytes (Lakeside)
Oct. 13, 1994: A six-month-old company named Mosaic Communications releases a free Web browser suitable for 14.4 kilobit modems.
The total amount of data transmitted during this challenge—500 terabytes—would take about 250 years to download using a typical 512 kilobit per second household broadband connection.
The 1 kilobit per second rate gives it a good resistance to sparklies.
The video connect is a little uneven, but we've seen that kind of thing get fixed over time - we are talking a 150 kilobit stream here, less than a typical Wifi connection.