Re: Interesting programming description for bank selection

From: Clockmeister <>
Date: Sat, 26 Apr 2014 06:05:43 +0800
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William Levak wrote:
> On Wed, 23 Apr 2014, HÁRSFALVI Levente wrote:
>> Hi!,
>> 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.
> Torx screws were originally called Bristol screws.

Bristol screws are different to Torx.
> Bristol was an instrument manufacturer and they used them in their 
> equipment. I remember their strip chart recorders in the 1970s where 
> they were used. You needed to get those strange little "Allen-like" 
> wrenches in order to make adjustments.  They were also called spline 
> screws.

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