[MPlayer-users] Re: chopping off credits
bill at rfa.org
Wed Aug 27 09:58:04 CEST 2003
D Richard Felker III wrote:
>[Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
>On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 01:24:07AM -0400, Matthew W. Miller wrote:
>>[Automatic answer: RTFM (read DOCS, FAQ), also read DOCS/bugreports.html]
>>On Tue, Aug 26, 2003 at 12:27:39AM -0400, D Richard Felker III wrote:
>>>On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 10:26:51PM -0500, Jonathan Rogers wrote:
>>>>... 700-800MiB CD-R ... mebibyte ...
>>>Are you just using these ridiculous-sounding units to annoy people, or
>>>to try to "convert" people, or what?
>>They are perfectly standard and not ridiculous.
>I'm quite aware. Many standards are ridiculous.
So is being off by 7% because someone thought Gigabit included those
miniscule little bits
at the end. Reminds me of engineers having trouble converting between
English and metric
units (didn't we lose a spaceprobe recently because of that?). Is trying
to be exact in programming ridiculous?
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