Re: [SI-LIST] : Recommendations for High Density PCB to PCB Connection

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From: Laurence Michaels (lmichael@techmail.gdc.com)
Date: Fri Nov 05 1999 - 06:04:02 PST


David Instone wrote:
>
> D. C. Sessions wrote:
> >
> > Laurence Michaels wrote:
> .....snip.....
>
> > > 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.
> ....snip.....
>
> > Let we forget:
> >
> > To err is human; to really screw things up takes a computer.
> >
> > --
> > D. C. Sessions
> > dc.sessions@vlsi.com
>
> Back in the days when we all used slide rules you got used to doing
> sanity and magnitude checks on the answers, if only so you could put the
> '.' in the right place. Fortunately some of us still have that habit!
>
> --
> Regards
>
> Dave Instone

I usually do that. This time my sanity check lost.
I must be insane.

To the guy from the National Optical Astronomy Observatories, Andy
Peters,
thanks for the unit info. If somebody wants to find it, look for
Subject:
"that pesky mil problem". Several other units in the unittab are
broken.
I keep forgetting that Sun doesn't put much effort into maintaining non-
core tools.

Regards,

-- 
Laurence Michaels

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