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'[EE] Abbreviations of units, was IBM laptop anti-d'
|> They say that head parking time is 500 mS. For a straight clean drop
> that's a 1.25m fall :-(. Too far. To get distance down to 600 mm you
> need about 350 mS parking.
That may be so, but mS stands for milli-Siemens (conductance, 1/Ohms)
which wont help at all with dropping or parking ;-)
For some reason mS looks nicer, but ms is correct (milli seconds). I've seen
this often on the PIClist, and occasionally in Microchip (and others) literature.
I don't wish to sound grumpy, but find it personally frustrating that
capitalisation of units is so often mixed up. "mS" is unlikely to cause any real
confusion as the context usually makes it obvious, but bad habits will get
passed on. And what would happen if one of us PIClisters buys a PC with a
3000mHz processor, (or 256mB of RAM) only to take it home and find that it
takes 1900 years to boot Windows?
Without being pedantic, we should try to set a good example on the PIClist,
as the posts are useful teaching resources and we don't want to teach bad
Brent Brown, Electronic Design Solutions
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On 6 Mar 2005 at 17:37, Brent Brown wrote:
> And what would happen if one of us PIClisters buys a PC with a
> 3000mHz processor, (or 256mB of RAM) only to take it home and find that it
> takes 1900 years to boot Windows?
256 mebioctets of RAM would be much better!
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