ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Wed Mar 25 14:34:09 CDT 2009
> On 24 Mar 2009 at 20:15, Tony Duell wrote:
> > So? The data rate makes no difference to the concepts. 1 Mbps is not
> > the same thing as 1Mbaud.
> No, but unlike Fred, I've given up. After listening to BBC
I've not given up -- yet.... These terms have precise meanings, and
misusing them is likely to lead to confusion.
Similarly I get annoyed when people misuse the terms 'mass' and 'weight'
(in fact, last time I was asked for my weight, I gave it in newtons. If
they want to know my mass, they can ask for that!). And 'speed' .vs.
> announcers confuse "lie" and "lay", "flout" and "flaunt", "flounder"
> and "founder" and "who" and "whom", I've concluded that it's not
> worth the effort of being annoyed. Gone are the days of received
> standard pronunciation and impeccable grammar.
Oh, alas the BBC is nothing like it was :-(
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