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Offline Temmu

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Re: Do you slash your zeros?
« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2009, 04:04:09 PM »
zero's slashed only in serial numbers.
some, not many, companies have the good sense not to use 1's and l's and o's and zeros in their serial numbers. 
for example, no l's and no o's.

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Re: Do you slash your zeros?
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2009, 08:16:16 AM »
Unless it's a situation where it could only be numbers or only be letters, I slash the zeros.
I lost points in high school basic and COBOL otherwise, didn't everyone ?  :D
I've managed to drift away from the 7 slashing, but I do write them very obviously.

If I have to be specific about the need for a space, I will still put in a little b with a diagonal slash thru it.
Strangely, not everyone knows what that means. (blank)

I'll just say "oh" but only in situations where it could only be all numbers,
   otherwise it's zero and O as in Oscar....
I turn it on and off otherwise I would sound weird too often. (lost cause?)
Same as Zeros. If it's limited to numbers, I try to blend in with the "normals".
I'm voting for it being a geek thing.

I do hate it when they mix it up when it isn't necessary.

When I'm writing down a code, and just certain letters are capitalized, I don't rely on my writing.
I unDerLiNe just those letters which are caPitolS.

I don't slash nice and neat, staying in the lines like Aaron.
I can see how that might be mistaken for 8s or 6s, depending on the penmanship.
I slash corner to corner of the imaginary box. That's no 8 fer sure.
It's how I was taught but only in programming classes.
The other teachers just quietly tolerated it (but understood it, so I couldn't be the only one)

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Re: Do you slash your zeros?
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2009, 08:41:55 AM »
...Same as Writing Zeros. If it's limited to numbers, I try to blend in with the "normals"....

(Where do I vote for more time with the modify button ?)

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Re: Do you slash your zeros?
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2009, 06:04:04 PM »
Blue55,
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Where do I vote for more time with the modify button

Sorry but we have a limit to 5 minutes due to the nature of our site.
However if you ned an edit after that time you are more then welcome to PM me or one of the other Amins ,
we will gladly edit for you :cheers2:

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Re: Do you slash your zeros?
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2009, 06:17:29 PM »
Seems like a lot of trouble. I hate to bother you.

I can manage so long as I don't get busted for Double Posting.
By design (now) there are limited choices.
It's not like I'm trying to bump so I don't think I'll get yelled at.

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Re: Do you slash your zeros?
« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2009, 06:23:32 PM »
Blue55,
You can double post you I'll let you but honest it is no trouble for me to edit a post for you
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Re: Do you slash your zeros?
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2009, 06:37:08 PM »
 :wub: That is sweet, Thanks  
       But back on topic.


Do we think it's a geek thing ?

If so, is it an "older" experienced geek thing or do the freshly bred ones slash too ?

Any young pups out there to answer ?  :hallo:

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Re: Do you slash your zeros?
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2009, 04:13:31 AM »
Hmmm,
the silence seems to confirm my hypothesis.

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Re: Do you slash your zeros?
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2009, 12:50:04 PM »
No young pups, just a lot of old experienced dogs.  :lol:


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