that 4byte ASN you were considering...

Douglas Otis dotis at mail-abuse.org
Thu Oct 12 02:11:54 UTC 2006


On Oct 11, 2006, at 9:07 AM, Valdis.Kletnieks at vt.edu wrote:

> 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 talking 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.

There is also a convention defined at-

'x' prefix/suffix convention for pronouncing hexadecimal numbers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hexadecimal

-Doug








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