module confusion

Hendrik van Rooyen mail at
Fri Oct 5 08:19:04 CEST 2007

"Steve Holden" <steve at> wrote:

> Hendrik van Rooyen wrote:
> > "Steve Holden" <> wrote:
> >
> >> religious issues for me. It's more like "This problem has a cross head,
> >> so I'll need a Philips screwdriver".
> >
> > As long as it is not a Pozidrive, that is a commendable attitude.
> >
> I said cross head, not Pozidriv (tm). But then I have been nown to use a
> Manchester screwdriver[1] on occasion.


But in a way, it is more honest than the Free State method of tightening a bolt-

You tighten enthusiastically until it strips, then go a quarter turn back to
the damage.

BTW, in case you have been wondering - a Free State Micrometer is a
plumber's adjustable pipe wrench.

- Hendrik

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