that 4byte ASN you were considering...

Valdis.Kletnieks at Valdis.Kletnieks at
Wed Oct 11 16:07:33 UTC 2006

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.

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