From: David Instone (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Fri Nov 05 1999 - 06:39:41 PST
D. C. Sessions wrote:
> Laurence Michaels wrote:
> > Anyway, the unit table on my units program appears broken.
> > It's claiming 1 mil is .01 inch. Thank you very much Sun
> > Microsystems, or whoever it was that fiddled with the units
> > program table.
> > I downloaded the GNU (www.fsf.org) units program, and read
> > through its unit table, and it says 1 mil is .001 inch.
> > My fault for trusting the computer.
> Let we forget:
> To err is human; to really screw things up takes a computer.
> D. C. Sessions
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