[time-nuts] Standards for units

Didier Juges didier at cox.net
Wed Apr 4 19:01:09 EDT 2007


Hi Said,

Thanks for the correction. Now I recall...
That's what happens when shooting from the hip without proper backup :-)

Didier KO4BB

SAIDJACK at aol.com wrote:
>  
> In a message dated 4/3/2007 19:29:25 Pacific Daylight Time, didier at cox.net  
> writes:
>
> 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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