From: D. C. Sessions ([email protected])
Date: Fri Nov 05 1999 - 09:51:59 PST
David Instone wrote:
> 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
> > [email protected]
> 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!
Some of us still have slide rules.
Some of the REALLY cranky ones insisted on making our kids learn them.
(Looks around furtively.)
Old engineers never die, they just slip away.
-- D. C. Sessions [email protected]
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