Aside from the possibility of intentionally sending the wrong parts, it is also possible that the units that measured 300Pf were really 270 Pf devices with 10% tolerance, all found on the plus side, 270Pf +27Pf =297 Pf, fairly close to 300. So they should have been marked 271 instead of 270. Also likely that somebody found a batch of 270Pf devices marked with the complete value instead of 2 digits and a multiplier. I have run into that and it is a pain. I think that it comes from unknowing purchasing people.
A middle school team from Rochester, Mich., has again nabbed the grand prize in the annual international Future City Competition, which drew students from 37 regions of the United States, as well as from England and China.
The word “smart” is becoming the dumbest word around. It has been applied to almost every device and system in our homes. In addition to smartphones and smart meters, we now hear about smart clothing and smart shoes, smart lights, smart homes, smart buildings, and every trendy city today has its smart city project. Just because it has a computer inside and is connected to the Web, does not mean it is smart.
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