Re: Interesting programming description for bank selection

From: HÁRSFALVI Levente <>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:32:30 +0200
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On 2014-04-23 04:09, MikeS wrote:
>>> What are they called, BTW?
>> We call them Torx bits/sockets but they are also known as star
>> bits/sockets in other places.
> Oops; you're absolutely right, they're just normal Torx screws; for some
> reason I thought they were the five point variant.
> Sorry for the detour; let's get back to memory bits instead of Torx
> bits....

Just my 2 cents... Here, literally nobody knew these Torx screws until
maybe the last 20 years, either. When they appeared first they also met
unappreciation, and (I'd somewhat agree that) they did that for a
reason. The situation became better past years with the general
availability of tools but Torx is still not "that" appreciated today.
People generally don't need/want to deal with them unless they have to
fix modern cars and consumer stuff. Torx might have come because of some
manufacturers decisions, not the metric system itself IMHO.


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