* Posts by The commentard formerly known as Mister_C

8 posts • joined 22 May 2020

Bite me? It's 'byte', and that acronym is Binary Interface Transfer Code Handler

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Re: FUCKED

Fact.

Guess who came thiiis close to signing off a €102k annual budget? Austria. Someone omitted 'figures in millions'

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Re: Mixing up units?

Both countries use metric, but there's still room for error.

SI is metres & millimetres. CGS uses centimetres. IIRC, the French preferred CGS. The OP mentioned cm, anybody expecting mm will be out by a factor of 10.

Now add in conversion between cad vendors. Transferring data between AutoCad & non AutoDesk products can often involve a metric to imperial conversion (1:25.4 or 1:0.03937). Add in a scale of 1:250 and you're looking at the difference between 1:25.4 and 1:25. Which is enough over the length of a wiring loom for it to be two firkins big or two firkins small.

And don't even get me started on bending tolerances...

After 30 years of searching, astroboffins finally detect the universe's 'missing matter' – using fast radio bursts

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Re: average office

What's an office?

Been WFH in the GeekCave for so long that I can't remember how big mine is. I think it was quite small, so me plus a couple of atoms would be a tight fit.

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Or does the universe consist of "Does matter" and "Doesn't matter".

"Doesn't matter" coming from a spouse being a truly fearsome emission...

Surprise! That £339 world's first 'anti-5G' protection device is just a £5 USB drive with a nice sticker on it

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Facepalm

Boom Boom (Re: Ant-elephant paint)

Didn't work. I just heard two landing.

Made-up murder claims, threats to kill Twitter, rants about NSA spying – anything but mention 100,000 US virus deaths, right, Mr President?

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A question about the deck chairs, Mr President

Are you arranging them by the colo(u)r of the stripes or the width of the stripes?

Can't wait for him to close twitter down, then wonder why nobody is listening to him anymore. A bit like a 5G mast burner wondering why t'interwebs is broken.

<singing> Hey Mr Tangerine man, play a song for me...

BoJo buckles: UK govt to cut Huawei 5G kit use 'to zero by 2023' after pressure from Tory MPs, Uncle Sam

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Re: HS2

Shame the company that makes rail wasn't deemed strategically important. The former British Steel, Scunthorpe - sold to Jingye group (a Chinese company) on 20 Mar 2020.

Runaway Latvian drone found meditating in tree after shutting down nation's skies

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Of course it was in a tree

Lester will be looking down and smiling.

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