Wednesday, May 13, 2009

What Grinds My Gears - Take 2

This is a continuation of my first Grinds My Gears post.

  • Anyone going under the speed limit
  • Using the words in an acronym along with the acronym, for example, RPI R.I.N. Number - in which RIN stands for RPI Identification Number... also a more common example ATM Machine...
  • Holding the door open for someone when they're more than 2 seconds (normal walking speed) away from the door
  • The fact that the AWG system uses numbers that get bigger for things that get smaller
  • Gun fight scenes where a single clip of pistol ammunition (typically 9-15 rounds) can shoot easily 100 rounds. Apart from a few (out of way too many) scenes where the character checks to confirm that there's only one round in the clip, shootout scenes are missing an entire tactical element
  • Most people don't understand that there's a difference (let alone why) between byte and bit - as in 1 MB/s != 1Mbit/sec
  • All things Imperial/English units (omg it freezes at 0 and boils at 100... brilliant!)

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