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@FreeBSD.org>
> > >
> > > John Baldwin <jhb@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?
John Baldwin <jhb@FreeBSD.org> <>< http://www.FreeBSD.org/~jhb/
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