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Re: that 4byte ASN you were considering...
On Tue, 10 Oct 2006 22:54:03 BST, Per Gregers Bilse said: > The problem is that from and including A we can't talk about the > damned things any more -- we resort to spelling out each number, with > no inherent and natural feel for what we're taling about. > > An A380 has a maximum take-off weight of around 24E (two-four-E) tonnes. > An A380 has a maximum take-off weight of around 590 (five hundred and ninety) > tonnes. I've seen somebody pronounce C48C as 'ceety four hundred and eighty cee' - and the person listening grokked it. aety, beety, ceety, deety, eety, effty. aety and eighty are a bit too similar, unfortunately. The thousands/millions probably comes easier to those of us who did a lot of octal work - the newcomers seem to like to clump hex numbers in clumps of 2 and 4.