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Comment from: it-ogo [Visitor]
1) Typo: какОЙ объём

2) There is a kind of tradition among Russians (not only "geekoids" actually, it is very widespread) to rename units of information into other units, which sound alike. It was started from kilobytes, which were called "килО", like kilograms. Then megabytes were renamed into meters and gigabytes into hectares.

Here is a popular tale from the time of bad dialups as an illustration:
http://forum.zelek.ru/index.php?showtopic=5282

Don responds: Thanks! The typo has been corrected.

The анекдот you linked was very funny. I think it could probably be translated into English and still be funny, but it would take some work... Maybe if I get through my week's paper work...
09/02/10 @ 00:52

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