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On Sunday 30 January 2005 3:38 pm, Grant Sewell wrote:
On Sun, 30 Jan 2005 15:23:19 +0000 Neil Williams wrote:Now, since many UK finance departments check mileage claims using the same software, . . . .Then that's actually *good* news for all of us! I'll explain: 1) Before a journey, check the mileage that MapPoint says it is. 2) Then check the *real* mileage using other methods. 3) Calculate the difference between the two. 4) You can now take plenty of *ahem* scenic detours... 5) Hand in your mileage claim that is (almost exactly) the same distance as MapPoint produces.
Haven't seen the rest of the story then Grant? :-) http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/01/26/ms_flying_car_sightings/ The suggested route starts in the middle of the Baltic Sea on a ferry from Stockholm to Helsinki. (!) http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/01/26/dudley_flying_car.png http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/01/28/flying_car_all_at_sea/ (the last one on that page has to be the best.) Trust MS to make the bug so blindingly obvious that even a finance director would spot it! A difference of 4,000 miles on a journey of only 80 is a tad excessive! :-( -- Neil Williams ============= http://www.dcglug.org.uk/ http://www.nosoftwarepatents.com/ http://sourceforge.net/projects/isbnsearch/ http://www.neil.williamsleesmill.me.uk/ http://www.biglumber.com/x/web?qs=0x8801094A28BCB3E3
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