ninjakannon

Okay, so I'm good with computers and know most of the terminology.

But there are 2 things that have confused me recently. Firstly, 'Mbps' this means Megabits per second; I know what a bit is and all about that. But, how many bits are in a megabit? I'm guessing either 1,000,000 or 1024 x 1024 - however many that is. But I don't know which, if either.

And the other query. When people talk about data size they sometimes say, for example, 16K. Well, what is the K? It's not short for Kb, is it? And how many bytes/bits/whatever it is are in 16K?

But there are 2 things that have confused me recently. Firstly, 'Mbps' this means Megabits per second; I know what a bit is and all about that. But, how many bits are in a megabit? I'm guessing either 1,000,000 or 1024 x 1024 - however many that is. But I don't know which, if either.

And the other query. When people talk about data size they sometimes say, for example, 16K. Well, what is the K? It's not short for Kb, is it? And how many bytes/bits/whatever it is are in 16K?