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This American guy returns from a round trip of Great Britain with a badly bruised eye, and tries to explain it to his buddies:
I went to this pub, and tried to approach a couple girls
- Hi! Are you chicks from this part of England?
They snared back at me:
- That'll be Wales, you silly fool!
So I tried again:
- OK, I'm sorry about that. So, are you whales from this part of England?
The next thing I remember is waking up at the local hospital.
Did you ever see history portrayed as an old man with a wise brow and pulseless heart, waging all things in the balance of reason?
Is not rather the genius of history like an eternal, imploring maiden, full of fire, with a burning heart and flaming soul, humanly warm and humanly beautiful?
Training a telescope on one’s own belly button will only reveal lint. You like that? You go right on staring at it. I prefer looking at galaxies.
-- Sarah Hoyt
That reminds me on the stupid look on someone's face when I said "kiloEuro".
Really? You get a stupid look?
I am so accustomed to reading about kilodollars (K$), megadollars (M$), kilokroner (KNOK) and megakroner (MNOK - that is for NOrwegian Kroner) that kiloEuro and megaEuro sounds perfectly natural to me.
If you start taking about dekadollars or hektokroner, you might confuse me for a few seconds, though. I know of no application are were the deka- prefix is used regularly. Hekto- has survived in a few professions, e.g. fishermen may talk about hectoliters of fish. In farming and surveying there is a unit of area, 10 by 10 meters, called an are. So ten ares are a deca-are and 100 ares are a hecto-are - but those are contracted to decare and hectare.
On the other side of 1: If you want to confuse a stereo freak or signal processing man, you should consistently use Bel as a unit. A S/N of six Bel is quite reasonable for everyday use, even though modern sound technology can easily provide eight to ten Bel. Lots of engineers may know, at an "intellectual" level, that a dB is a tenth of a Bel, but in everyday work they never think of it; dB is the basic unit.
I did not read the SO article word by word, I quickly scanned through it. But it seems they are using VMs for everything, with very powerful dual Xeons (10-core) as the Hyper-V host machines. And I would assume that the redis VMs are all high-RAM spec'd
 - I may be wrong. Seems they use physical servers. Now, that makes sense!