Talk:Tektronix 4050

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Prefixes[edit]

The correct prefixes are, indeed, kilo and mega even though the numbers are in base 2. Please see 'International System of Units'. Drrocket 04:28, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

The numbers are not in base 2, they are in base 10, but if for example "64 kilobytes" means 64*1024 bytes, kibi is the right prefix to use. See binary prefix.Sarenne 12:00, 27 March 2007 (UTC)
From Wikipedia:Manual_of_style_(dates_and_numbers):
The use of the new binary prefix standards in the Wikipedia is not required, but is recommended for use in all articles where binary capacities are used. In articles where the precise byte capacities are important to description, the binary prefix should be used with binary capacities and the SI prefix should be used with decimal capacities (and should be noted as decimal if not immediately clear). If a contributor changes an article's usage from kilo- etc. to kibi- etc. where the units are in fact binary, that change should be accepted. However, because they are less familiar, binary unit prefixes such as MiB should be linked at least once per article to avoid confusion. (emphasis mine)
Hence I must ask you to not revert the units to the incorrect decimal prefixes again. You can make a Request for Comment if you feel that the use of binary prefixes here is incorrect so someone else familiar with the matter and the Manual of Style will consider the matter. --SLi 18:43, 27 March 2007 (UTC)

Screen "write-through" mode[edit]

This text: "These 4054 featured a 19" storage tube display that was also capable of a limited (and rather dim) write-through mode (not storing the image)." is wrong.

I know for a fact that the 4051 supported this dim "write-through" mode as well, and I suspect all models employing the storage tube display did. In any case it certainly wasn't restricted to the 4054. 86.132.63.123 (talk) 22:02, 18 May 2011 (UTC)