cvs commit: www/en index.xsl
wes at softweyr.com
Wed Feb 18 18:04:02 PST 2004
On Wednesday 18 February 2004 13:40, John Baldwin wrote:
> On Wednesday 18 February 2004 02:50 pm, Wilko Bulte wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 18, 2004 at 09:18:17AM -0500, John Baldwin wrote:
> > > On Tuesday 17 February 2004 11:49 pm, M. Warner Losh wrote:
> > > > In message: <200402171605.22554.jhb at FreeBSD.org>
> > > >
> > > > John Baldwin <jhb at FreeBSD.org> writes:
> > > > : > Funny, I've lived just about everywhere in the US (except
> > > > : > Texas) and "a couple" has always meant two. "A few" would
> > > > : > be 2 to 5, several would be 4 or 5 to maybe a dozen, etc.,
> > > > : > all the way up to "buttload" which is rougly "more than a
> > > > : > man can carry."
> > > > : >
> > > > : > 2 or more seems to be what we really want here. A
> > > > : > parenthetical "X floppies for i386 as of this writing" will
> > > > : > help the reader to grasp the scale at some ill-specified
> > > > : > point in time.
> > > > :
> > > > : Actually, 3 floppies are used for i386 and 4 for pc98 right
> > > > : now. If bsdlabel(8) on Alpha is ever fixed so that it makes
> > > > : bootable images again, then Alpha will use 3 floppies.
> > > >
> > > > A handful of floppies then. Or a Fistful Of Floppies. Nice
> > > > ring to it...
> > >
> > > A "passle" of floppies.
> > How many floppies can one store in a bikeshed?
> A bikeshed full?
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