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Why Borland trashed its spreadsheet

David Herbert
Gates Horns

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I used to work at an Internet Set-Top Box manufacturer.

Occassionally we had boxes returned from customers, for us to identify faults with.

A quick sweep of the Flash filing system and we had a full set of naughty web-sites and passwords!

We used to give them to our youngest team member (just out of University) to access in order to test our prototype porn filter.

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BOFH: Budget cuts

David Herbert
Unhappy

BOFH sells out...

The end of the world is nigh!

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Fire service may charge for shifting fat people

David Herbert

Who's doing the rescue?

In most parts of the country they are called the "Fire and Rescue Service", so I would think that this sort of 'rescue' is exactly within their normal operating procedures. So we already pay them to do it.

As the majority of really large people do not have jobs - as they can't get to them, or people won't employ them as a health and safety risk - they are on the dole. So we are paying for them to get even bigger, to sit in front of a satelite TV that we probably paid for and to ring for pizza/Indian/Chinese delivery.

And to answer an earlier point about the distribution of weight on the aircraft, this has been done before, although on Concord it was the baggage that was allocated positions to aid the aircraft trim.

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Oz boffins to polish perfect pair of balls

David Herbert

Molar Mass

If you have a molar mass on your balls - you ought to see a doctor!

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Sun may never set on British Empire's pint

David Herbert

Europe is not decimal

Not all of Europe uses decimal units, for instance:

French plumbers work in Imperial measurements

Scandinavian boat builder use feet

Perhaps they should get their own boat in order (pun intended) before they try to force us to do their bidding.

I was 6 when decimalisation came in and use metric or imperial measurements as the situation dictates, but I have no idea what a Fahrenheit feels like!

As for Fahrenheit being more accurate than Celcius what rubbish. Assuming that the claim is because there are more graduations in the Fahrenheit scale than the Celcius, this would mean that the measurement had more (integer) resolution. Accuracy will be determined by the absolute correctness of the reading, not by the units used!

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