Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 1st Feb 2012 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless How many N9's did Nokia sell, and how many Lumias did Nokia sell? It's an interesting thing to ponder, because estimates by Tomi T. Ahonen seem to indicate that, despite decidedly undermarketing the thing, the N9 faired considerably better in the marketplace than the Lumia did.
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suggestion
by broken_symlink on Wed 1st Feb 2012 23:41 UTC
broken_symlink
Member since:
2005-07-06

It would be nice if you put commas in the numbers. Its much easier to tell that 600,000 is six hundred thousand by quickly looking at the number than it is 600000.

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RE: suggestion
by Elv13 on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 00:41 in reply to "suggestion"
Elv13 Member since:
2006-06-12

"," is a local(ized) standard. It would make things worst for some region using "," instead of "." for decimal. Using " " seem to cause less problems. But again, it is still not a global standard.

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RE[2]: suggestion
by przemo_li on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 13:11 in reply to "RE: suggestion"
przemo_li Member since:
2010-06-01

USE " " instead!

600 000 is very readable. And no one can miss its meaning no mater what local custom is.

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RE: suggestion
by SeeM on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 08:25 in reply to "suggestion"
SeeM Member since:
2011-09-10

It would be nice if you put commas in the numbers. Its much easier to tell that 600,000 is six hundred thousand by quickly looking at the number than it is 600000.


For me "600,000" means six hundred.

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RE[2]: suggestion
by JAlexoid on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 10:17 in reply to "RE: suggestion"
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

I think apostrophes are more universal - 600'000 will never be confused with six hundred.

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RE: suggestion
by broken_symlink on Thu 2nd Feb 2012 16:27 in reply to "suggestion"
broken_symlink Member since:
2005-07-06

I think we can all agree that the point is any of those would be better than 600000.

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RE[2]: suggestion
by JeeperMate on Fri 3rd Feb 2012 11:20 in reply to "RE: suggestion"
JeeperMate Member since:
2010-06-12

Nope. 0x927C0 would be much easier to read.

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RE[3]: No f**ing way
by zima on Wed 8th Feb 2012 22:59 in reply to "RE: suggestion"
zima Member since:
2005-07-06

Or we might just use SI prefixes (in this case, 600 kiloLumias) which are a global standard / that's what those prefixes are for! ;p

(OK, but seriously, 600k would seem decent)

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