Early unit of computing power: one "kilogirl" was equivalent to a thousand hours of manual computing labor
From the excellent "Broad Band" by Claire L. Evans
@trickster Mastodon is like 8 teragirls
I'd like a teragirl of power pls
@trickster I just finished that book! It was really well done
@moiety "Broad Band" by Claire L. Evans
@trickster thank you!
@trickster assuming that they could probably calculate about 1 FLOPS (because they were smart professionals and could do a difficult add/mul in their heads very fast for a human) 1
kFLOPS = 3.6 megagirls, so a modern 1 TFLOPS GPU could be expressed as 3.6 petagirls.
@ridetheory oh, "kilogirl" is undoubtedly dehumanizing at worst and patronizing at best. The men had "man-hours". Girl's work could not possibly bear the same mark, and we can't just change the qualification of MAN-hours. Bleh.
However, it is one of those rare episodes where women's work gets recognized.
(thanks for reminding me of milihelens)
@trickster Both units involve ship launching...
@trickster And those girls are still held under a glass dome in a Paris university!! !! When will we update the definition?!?!
@priryo one of these days, we'll be able to redefine a "girl" in relation to one of the fundamental constants of the universe
@trickster Girls are powerful.
*is inspired and feels huge respect for those ladies.*
@trickster should be equivalent to 1024h tbqh
@trickster where is this from?
@jeffcliff "Broad Band" by Claire L. Evans
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