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    Default Bizarre calculator behavior

    Using the calc to figure out the ABV of my coffee mead.

    Using FF3.6.3 Linux i686 via a XWin session through PuTTy and XMing

    Putting in the OG and FG the calculation is off by several percent, showing 11.97% ABV when I know it should be in the 17% range.

    Not really that huge of a deal, but interesting to note that the calculator seems to be off using this combination
    #! /bin/ksh
    export PATH
    CLI=`whoami`
    Signature()
    {for i in $CLI^Jdo^Jecho yes $i my .sig inhales^Jdone}

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    What numbers are you putting in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by medsen fey View Post
    what numbers are you putting in?
    1.145sg
    1.010fg
    #! /bin/ksh
    export PATH
    CLI=`whoami`
    Signature()
    {for i in $CLI^Jdo^Jecho yes $i my .sig inhales^Jdone}

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    Are you using the little green box labeled "Potential Alcohol Conversion"?
    When I put your numbers in, it gives me 17.25% ABV - sounds about right.
    Lanne pase toujou pi bon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medsen Fey View Post
    Are you using the little green box labeled "Potential Alcohol Conversion"?
    When I put your numbers in, it gives me 17.25% ABV - sounds about right.
    Yeah, I checked over the boxes several times, tried the drop-downs several times and it keeps coming up with the same wrong number. I'm guessing that since this is a small java app it has something more to do with the way that FF on linux handles the computations. The underlying linux that it's running on is Fedora 13 in a VMWare instance
    #! /bin/ksh
    export PATH
    CLI=`whoami`
    Signature()
    {for i in $CLI^Jdo^Jecho yes $i my .sig inhales^Jdone}

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loadnabox View Post
    Using the calc to figure out the ABV of my coffee mead.

    Using FF3.6.3 Linux i686 via a XWin session through PuTTy and XMing

    Putting in the OG and FG the calculation is off by several percent, showing 11.97% ABV when I know it should be in the 17% range.

    Not really that huge of a deal, but interesting to note that the calculator seems to be off using this combination
    Our client support is geared for Windows. Other O/S's are at your own risk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskaar View Post
    Our client support is geared for Windows. Other O/S's are at your own risk.

    Oskaar
    I pretty well guessed as much just figured it was worth mentioning
    #! /bin/ksh
    export PATH
    CLI=`whoami`
    Signature()
    {for i in $CLI^Jdo^Jecho yes $i my .sig inhales^Jdone}

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oskaar View Post
    Our client support is geared for Windows. Other O/S's are at your own risk.

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    I will try it on my Linux box at home (Ubuntu & FF 4?).

    It is Javascript, so SHOULD be the same regardless of platform and browser.

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    Works fine here on Ubuntu 9.10

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    Works fine here on Ubuntu 9.10 & Firefox 4

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    Quote Originally Posted by chams View Post
    Works fine here on Ubuntu 9.10 & Firefox 4
    I should make an ubuntu Virtual Machie.... might do that today
    #! /bin/ksh
    export PATH
    CLI=`whoami`
    Signature()
    {for i in $CLI^Jdo^Jecho yes $i my .sig inhales^Jdone}

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    I haven't had any problems with Kubuntu 10.10 or 11.04 using either FF or Chrome when compared to using it with Windows (work).

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    Works for me - LUbuntu 11 and FF4.01

    Only thing I can think of (if it isn't some obscure bug) is that you didn't click on the background or some other field to force it to re-calculate.

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