13 posts • joined Wednesday 9th May 2007 14:28 GMT
I remember when...
Back in 1990, I was reviewing databases which were to run as NLM (Oracle, SqlBase, a few others). MS provided my with SqlServer for NT. When I pointed out that we didn't have NT, they provided it. On 35 floppies.
After 12 had gone back to MS with read errors and I said "No More", they asked if the machine had a CD drive. "Sure does," said I. And so I got a new installation: three floppies and a CD.
Disk 1 booted: no problem
Disk 2 loaded: no problem
Disk 3 loaded: no problem
Then I got the message: "Please insert the Windows NT CD-Rom into drive A: and hit any key to continue..."
Just the pints of beer
Aircraft should not have their altitude given in feet, rather their Flight Level should be posted. Although this number bears a remarkable resemblance to the altitude in feet, it does so without mentioning said imperial unit. Win-win.
Going to the world's largest country?
I didn't know Canada had even asked for it. There should be a new stadium in Hamilton, ON for it by then, but the propects for it being built in time for the PanAm games are getting slimmer.
"Using encryption on the Internet is the equivalent of arranging an armored car to deliver credit-card information from someone living in a cardboard box to someone living on a park bench."
--- Gene Spafford
Did they ever resolve the taxable difference between chocolate cake and chocolate biscuits ?
Mmmmmmm Jaffa cakes.
Linux systems are unaffected by this problem ?
Everything went to hell as soon as Capt Kirk was first to boldy split an infinitive as none had been split before.
I just want to round up all those who forget that a preposition is something you never end a sentence with.
US pint not really 4/5 imperial pint
Although it's true that a US pint is only a measly 16 floz, the US floz contains more liquid that an imperial floz as its volume is set as the volume of 1oz of water at room temperature (21C-ish), whereas the imperial floz is set as the volume of 1 oz of liquid water at (just above) freezing point...
So how anyone can say "it's easier to trade with the US by keeping the same measurements" clearly hasn't done their research and is talking hogwash - imperial measurements are not the same as the US measurements of the same name...