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David Ashton
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David Ashton   8/15/2010 9:57:07 AM
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ylshih...I think that AC "Gimli Glider" was on that "Air Crash Investigations" programme...have you ever noticed that it's almost always a combination of 2 things going wrong? Most of you would have seen that T-shirt / Bumper sticker: There are 10 kinds of people in the world....those who speak binary and those who don't! Thanks all for the nice comments.

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ylshih   8/1/2010 4:25:29 AM
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Great story and an understanding wife! Bases/units have caused many problems. The Air Canada "Gimli Glider" (767 airplane that had to glide into a rural airport in Canada) incident arose in part, after a chain of other events, due to a mixup between gallons and liters during the switchover to metric.

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t.alex   8/1/2010 3:43:35 AM
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This happens to me sometimes. Decimal and hexadecimal can be easily mistaken if there is no clear indication on the GUI.

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MikeLC   8/1/2010 1:11:57 AM
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Great story! Next time I design a hex codes for a protocol I'll try to have at least one of those digits greater than 7! :-) Congrats to both of you on your 20 years!

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DrQuine   8/1/2010 12:10:59 AM
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It sounds like you really went the extra mile to ensure customer satisfaction! It reminds me of the advertisement that I once saw for a mail sorting machine that moved envelopes at 300,000 km / second. Pretty impressive that they were moving "snail mail" at the speed of light. If the truth were to be told, I believe that they really moved the mail at 300 cm / second. Getting units right can be so pesky.

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