[time-nuts] Standards for units
didier at cox.net
Wed Apr 4 19:01:09 EDT 2007
Thanks for the correction. Now I recall...
That's what happens when shooting from the hip without proper backup :-)
SAIDJACK at aol.com wrote:
> In a message dated 4/3/2007 19:29:25 Pacific Daylight Time, didier at cox.net
> An Arianne 5 rocket had to be destroyed with its cargo when it veered
> off course because of a faulty conversion from English to metric in the
> guidance software. What a bummer!
> I hate it when that happens!!!
> Hi Didier,
> actually unless there was a second explosion I don't know about, the first
> Arianne-5 proto-rocket exploded due to a variable parameter overflow (missing
> saturation check) in a calculation.
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