Talk:1024 (number)

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The radius of Saturn? What does that mean?

So I take it you weren't the one who added that line in the first place.
Whoever did, if they want to re-add it, they have to explain what unit of measurement they are using and whether or not they are including the rings in the measurement. The same goes for middle C. PrimeFan 21:15, 25 July 2005 (UTC)

Why is 1024 used for measuring byte increment systems (kilobyte, megabyte, etc.)? Is there something that makes this number simpler than 1000, or is there a deep meaning behind it, or what?

1024 is simpler for computers to use, because to them it is 10000000000 (binary, one bit set to on followed by ten bits set to off). 1000 is simpler to us humans. PrimeFan 19:38, 21 July 2006 (UTC)

Does anyone know anything about the meaning of this number? (Is it true that Aztecs used to think it's a year of the end of the Wolrd?)

I think I heard it in Mel Gibson's drunken rant. Not very credible. I quickly skimmed the article on the Aztec calendar and didn't find anything to support that. PrimeFan 23:38, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Pointless Fact

I've removed this entry, as I don't see its significance.

1024 equally sized parcels of land can be divided from 1 square mile, or 640 acres. This is achieved through 4^5. Each lot will represent 5/8 acres or 27,225 SF of area.

Surely any sized piece of land can be divided into 1024 sections. Also, "This is achieved through 4^5" is not good English, like what I write. Rojomoke 10:10, 8 June 2007 (UTC)