Subject: Re: what is 100R mean in a schematics?
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From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Richard Steven Walz)
Date: 26 Dec 2002 02:01:56 GMT
In article <email@example.com>, Zefram Cochrane wrote:
>"Richard Steven Walz" wrote in message
>> Hah, well, yes, in a sense. European hobbyists were doing with older and
>> lower tech material for longer than in the USA, so they were xeroxing many
>> more schematics than we were and more recently, and thus HAD to develop
>> ways around the problem, thus the label-as-decimal usage. While the USA
>> had PCs and more advanced E-schematic software, Europe was using C64's
>> and xerox machines.
>Is this really true ? The usage of decimal points, I mean.
The truth about decimal points on paper is that after something is xeroxed
even once, the decimal points are about as discernable as a dot of dirt
on the glass of the copier on the NEXT copy of a copy, so THAT'S why!
You can't tell whether something is dirt or decimal point. And lots of
decimal points simply disappear. THAT'S why Europe had more cause to
develop the "metric-multiplier-prefix-as-decimal" notation.
> I agree about the
>that Europe took longer to be able to afford quality scanners/printers for
>longer than the USA, but thinking back to the middle-1970s now, even the
>point didn't seem to have pervaded peoples' consciousness properly.
You ARE TEASING, aren't you?
>science fiction programs of the time referring to "oh oh five", to mean
No, you didn't, unless you were simply a small child and misunderstood
most of what you heard.
>if you mentioned decimal points to anyone other than a scientist, they'd
>were a bit odd: nobody really had any need to refer to decimals in
>times: there was no need to say "1.9" meters, because "6 foot something" was
People were all taught decimal math in school and had been so for
a century. They use them in money, and in mileage and such. Does
this surprise you? How old ARE you ANYWAY!??
> Indeed, many people now seem more common with mm than
>m: "Maximum Height: 1800mm" seems more common that "Maximum Height: 1.8m".
What in the bloody fucking world are you talking about?
Are you some young and stupid idiot who actually imagines that the decimal
point is a recent invention or something??? Yee gods. Marching Morons.
>The point about all this is that, thinking back, I remember coming across
>and "4k7" and "2u2" *before* I came across the decimal-point notation.
>Richard [in PE12]
Now NOBODY knows what the hell you're talking about, and you don't either.
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