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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: Doug McGarrett <dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 01:30:10 -0500
  • Message-id: <200604290230.11929.dmcgarrett@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday April 29 2006 07:32, Theo v. Werkhoven wrote:
> Sat, 29 Apr 2006, by smaug42@xxxxxxxxx:
> > >The default installation of SuSE printers uses A4 paper, which will
> > > cause your
> > >printer to hang up. It happened to me and it took a while to figure out
> > >what
> > >was going on. CUPS also has to be told (separately, I think) what the
> > >paper
> > >size is. For Americans, it should be letter size. The setting is in
> > > the filter parameters of the printer.
> >
> > Well..... A4 is the international ISO stadard for paper size. Now you
> > know the frustration for 5 billion other people on earth who try to
> > use pretty much any software/OS that defaults to US Letter..
>
> Not to mention all the engineers in the 21th century who have to
> have to revert to 18th century measurement "standards" when they try
> to speak with their US collegues.
>
> Theo

Well, engineers tend to think and work in measurements which are
multiples of 10^3 or 10^-3. What the hell are centimeters and deciliters
and those things good for? Give me thousandths of an inch or kilowatts,
or milliwatts or GHz and I'll be happy!
--doug

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