PDA

View Full Version : And that makes three...



threaded
13th August 2005, 07:35
Driven past a third petrol station forecourt where they are replacing the price sign with something that can display more digits.

Just filled up at 9.92 Dkk.

OwlHoot
13th August 2005, 15:19
Driven past a third petrol station forecourt where they are replacing the price sign with something that can display more digits.

Just filled up at 9.92 Dkk.

Wouldn't it be cheaper just to paint a '1' next to the digits and round the prices up to 10 'Dkk' (whatever a 'Dkk' is).

ASB
13th August 2005, 18:57
Wouldn't it be cheaper just to paint a '1' next to the digits and round the prices up to 10 'Dkk' (whatever a 'Dkk' is).

The pump hardware calibration might be important. New pumps ain't cheap.

The messages transmitted by the pump controller software could be a bit iffy too (although I dare say it's not using the bits I did for somebody years ago so they should be safe)

PerlOfWisdom
13th August 2005, 20:07
I once had a problem like that where my computer couldn't display enough digits to represent the year 2000 correctly.