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#74671 - 01/31/07 08:47 AM Why one does not want to upset an engineer
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Me thinks someone got nailed with verizon's $0.002/kb ($2/mb!) data charge.

We've got a bright group here, I know you guys can work out the $ figure! Those are both trivial expressions, should take about 30 seconds to do in your head.

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#74672 - 01/31/07 09:30 AM Re: Why one does not want to upset an engineer
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Just remember...engineers ARE the center of the universe.


After all; they define the coordinate system.
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#74673 - 01/31/07 04:49 PM Re: Why one does not want to upset an engineer
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Approx $2
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#74674 - 01/31/07 06:39 PM Re: Why one does not want to upset an engineer
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Close, Ron, but I think you got the sign reversed on the phasor

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#74675 - 01/31/07 07:40 PM Re: Why one does not want to upset an engineer
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about $0.00 US, very clever


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#74676 - 01/31/07 08:41 PM Re: Why one does not want to upset an engineer
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It appears to me to be $0.002

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#74677 - 02/01/07 09:45 AM Re: Why one does not want to upset an engineer
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It's 2/10 of a cent.
My guess is that some dumb computer kept dunning him for that almost-zero amount and he just snapped.

It happens...My sister closed out a bank account years ago and kept getting monthly statements showing a balance of $0.00. She finally wrote a check to CASH in the amount of $0.00 and the statements stopped.
I guess that HAL (2001's computer) wasn't the only machine that was insane in the mainframe.
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#74678 - 02/01/07 11:51 AM Re: Why one does not want to upset an engineer
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There is much more to this story....

http://verizonmath.blogspot.com

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#74679 - 02/01/07 03:12 PM Re: Why one does not want to upset an engineer
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Webmaster blurred the name, but the only thing blurred in the original was the routing & account #s. It's a different guy, but the date coincides with that guy's blog. I'm sure they're related, but only indirectly.

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#74680 - 02/01/07 08:25 PM Re: Why one does not want to upset an engineer
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Webmaster blurred the name, but the only thing blurred in the original was the routing & account #s.
That's correct. I thought it wasn't a good idea to have someone's Name and Signature displayed.

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