If I'm walking down the hall at work and somebody offers me a free donut, there's a pretty good chance I'd take it even if it's not my favorite kind. But put that very same donut for sale at a typical donut price, then I'd be much less likely to purchase it because likely it's not the flavor I want and/or I don't really feel like a donut at that time, at least not enough to part with cash for it.
But does eating that donut fill you up and make you decide to not buy a donut yourself when you otherwise would have? Then it's still a lost sale.
When is Plumber Day? Car Mechanic Day? Kindergarten Teacher Day maybe?
Today is also Grandparent's day, which makes today doubly special for me. Started on punched cards. Get off my lawn.
MS: Hey Sybase, let's form a partnership!
Sybase: You want little old us to partner with the most powerful software company in the world? Hell yes!
MS: Just let us make our own version of your database for ahem, fun, you know, and we'll call it MS SQL Server. Just to get it spread wide, and get it known, you understand.
Sybase: Uh, well, I guess, Okay.
...time passes, MS knows all the secrets to the Sybase database...
MS: Hey, nice knowing you, we got all your stuff now, bye, and don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out!
"Lexmark" was beginning to get obscure. (though it means "word write")
That, and the fact that they are headquartered in Lexington, KY.
Actually, a stethoscope is used with a normal sphygmomanometer to check blood pressure.
You are technically correct, which as we all know is the best kind of correct.
Just so you know.. those devices are unreliable unless calculated weekly.
Two doctor visits ago, I showed a 175/110. I panicked... they panicked. They got a stethoscope and I was 122/78.
Last doctor visit, they were no longer using the electronic devices and had gone back to stethoscopes.
Wow, where do I begin. First of all, you mean "calibrated," not calculated. Also, stethoscopes are not used to check blood pressure, sphygmomanometers are.
Computers are unreliable, but humans are even more unreliable. Any system which depends on human reliability is unreliable. -- Gilb