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Hi,

mine's the mug I got from Hitex at an embedded systems show a few
years ago in London. It's got the entire ASCII set printed on it in
decimal and Hex values.

I keep using it all the time. Other people come over to use my mug to
look up the occasional character.

It is fantasticaly useful and always to hand, unlike some reference
books.

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$ man ascii


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Ahem.....

C:\>man ascii
'man' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.
C:\>

Not everybody is using the penguin.....

Meindert



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"man" isn't a Linux-only program:

Microsoft(R) Windows Millennium
   (C)Copyright Microsoft Corp 1981-1999.

C:\>ver

Windows Millennium [Version 4.90.3000]


C:\>man ascii


ASCII(7)                      Programmer's Manual                     ASCII(7)



NAME
       ascii - the ASCII character set encoded in octal, decimal, and hexadec-
       imal

DESCRIPTION
       ASCII is the American Standard Code for Information Interchange.  It is
       a  7-bit  code. Many 8-bit codes (such as ISO 8859-1, the Linux default
       character set) contain ASCII as their lower  half.   The  international
       counterpart of ASCII is known as ISO 646.

       The following table contains the 128 ASCII characters.
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$ apropos man


Heinz


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And they claim the Penguin lags Windoze.

Ian
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body is using the penguin.....
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Because we all know that man offers truly great documentation, that
can't be found with a google search :p

I use www.asciitable.com myself

cheers,

Al

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  > Ahem.....
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I'm not using the "penguin", and the command works:

[SYNTHCOM->nb: 1073] man ascii
ASCII(7)           FreeBSD Miscellaneous Information Manual           ASCII(7)

NAME
      ascii -- octal, hexadecimal and decimal ASCII character sets

DESCRIPTION
      The octal set:

      000 NUL  001 SOH  002 STX  003 ETX  004 EOT  005 ENQ  006 ACK  007 BEL
      010 BS   011 HT   012 NL   013 VT   014 NP   015 CR   016 SO   017 SI
      020 DLE  021 DC1  022 DC2  023 DC3  024 DC4  025 NAK  026 SYN  027 ETB
      030 CAN  031 EM   032 SUB  033 ESC  034 FS   035 GS   036 RS   037 US
      040 SP   041  !   042  "   043  #   044  $   045  %   046  &   047  '
      050  (   051  )   052  *   053  +   054  ,   055  -   056  .   057  /
      060  0   061  1   062  2   063  3   064  4   065  5   066  6   067  7
      070  8   071  9   072  :   073  ;   074  <   075  =   076  >   077  ?
      100  @   101  A   102  B   103  C   104  D   105  E   106  F   107  G
      110  H   111  I   112  J   113  K   114  L   115  M   116  N   117  O
      120  P   121  Q   122  R   123  S   124  T   125  U   126  V   127  W
      130  X   131  Y   132  Z   133  [   134  \   135  ]   136  ^   137  _
      140  `   141  a   142  b   143  c   144  d   145  e   146  f   147  g
      150  h   151  i   152  j   153  k   154  l   155  m   156  n   157  o
      160  p   161  q   162  r   163  s   164  t   165  u   166  v   167  w
      170  x   171  y   172  z   173  {   174  |   175  }   176  ~   177 DEL

      The hexadecimal set:

      00 NUL   01 SOH   02 STX   03 ETX   04 EOT   05 ENQ   06 ACK   07 BEL
      08 BS    09 HT    0A NL    0B VT    0C NP    0D CR    0E SO    0F SI
      10 DLE   11 DC1   12 DC2   13 DC3   14 DC4   15 NAK   16 SYN   17 ETB
      18 CAN   19 EM    1A SUB   1B ESC   1C FS    1D GS    1E RS    1F US
      20 SP    21  !    22  "    23  #    24  $    25  %    26  &    27  '
      28  (    29  )    2a  *    2b  +    2c  ,    2d  -    2e  .    2f  /
      30  0    31  1    32  2    33  3    34  4    35  5    36  6    37  7
      38  8    39  9    3a  :    3b  ;    3c  <    3d  =    3e  >    3f  ?
      40  @    41  A    42  B    43  C    44  D    45  E    46  F    47  G
      48  H    49  I    4a  J    4b  K    4c  L    4d  M    4e  N    4f  O
      50  P    51  Q    52  R    53  S    54  T    55  U    56  V    57  W
      58  X    59  Y    5a  Z    5b  [    5c  \    5d  ]    5e  ^    5f  _
      60  `    61  a    62  b    63  c    64  d    65  e    66  f    67  g
      68  h    69  i    6a  j    6b  k    6c  l    6d  m    6e  n    6f  o
      70  p    71  q    72  r    73  s    74  t    75  u    76  v    77  w
      78  x    79  y    7a  z    7b      7e  ~    7f DEL

....

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In the old days, most useful sotware tool was a screwdriver for extracting
EPROM-s from the
socket for the re-programming... :)

regards

Dejan



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I used a Swiss army knife for that. Better for multi-tasking since it
also contained a bottle opener and a cork screw...

Regards, Joerg

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Xcelite R3322, better known as a "tweeker"
in the video business.


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People used to try to give me IC removal tweezers when they'd see me
pying chips out with a screwdriver. I'd try to explain that I'd never
damaged an IC with my method whereas I *always* mangled them with the
specialized tool.

Bob


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Okay, since no one else has mentioned this - way back when PC's first
came out, they all had those "filler brackets" in the empty card slots.  
They were basically the same bracket that was used to anchor cards into
the motherboard.  

Those brackets were so great for prying out EPROMS (put angled end
under EPROM and use rest as a lever) that we called them "extraction
tools" as a joke.  I still have a few laying around.


Casey

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DAMN! Damn, damn, damn & blast it! I had the patent documents all ready
to go, too...

Chris.

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I *still* use them. I have one labeled "EUDIPOS" (Extractor Universal de
DIPs o Similares). You can figure the meaning in English, I suppose...





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But that won't open bottles.

Here is another tool that I saw in Europe: A two-ring binder that looks
innocent, says "Sales 2002" or something on it. When you pull it out
it's heavier than normal. Open it, and you find a foam inlay in which
are nested a bottle of Vodka and six shot glasses.

Regards, Joerg

http://www.analogconsultants.com

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"ISO 9001 Compliance" might be a better title.



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ISO 3591 might be better
    http://www.iso.org/iso/en/CatalogueDetailPage.CatalogueDetail?CSNUMBER90%02&ICS167%&ICS224%0&ICS3 =
although its for wine.

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   Does that mean every time some standard or compliance is achieved
you have to drink whatever's in the vodka bottle?

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I think it is more likely to function in the reverse.  Repeated
application tends to lower standards and achieve compliance.

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