From: "Richard Henry"
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Subject: Re: what is 100R mean in a schematics?
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Date: Sat, 28 Dec 2002 01:27:11 GMT
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"Spehro Pefhany" wrote in message
> On Fri, 27 Dec 2002 15:50:18 -0000, the renowned "Zefram Cochrane"
> >To be even more confusing, the USAns (last time I was there) seemed never
> >to have heard the word "hash" in that context at all. When I mentioned
> >they just gave me a deadpan expr. Seems, they always call it "pound sign"
> >(certainly all the US books on C that I have refer to "#include" as
> >sign include"). It also seems they use it for "pounds" as in avoirdupois,
> >as pounds sterling.
> An English lady I ran into on the Continent was having trouble with
> voice menus as they asked her to press the "pound" sign on her cell
> phone. She didn't think it had one, though the "#" was where it
> usually is.
> >The correct name is an Octothorp(e).
> Except that only anal^H^H^H educated types like us know that word.
I've heard it called a Pigpen.