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Churlish HSBC drops atomic-scale accuracy

Your nearest tentacle now to within 1 mile

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International banking monolith HSBC has rather churlishly reprogrammed its magnificent "Find your nearest branch" service so that customers are no longer given the distance to their closest tentacle to within a couple of quarks.

Last week, we discovered that Vulture Central and HSBC's Gerrard Street branch were separated by exactly 0.10956224649966498 miles:

HSBC branch search shows accuracy to 17 decimal places

However, following what we imagine was a fraught crisis meeting at the highest levels of the company, conducted behind closed doors as panicked execs pondered Powerpoint doomsday presentations of the potential impact of sub-atomic accuracy on the bank's share price, this is how far it now is from El Reg to Gerrard Street:

Distance to Gerrard Street branch of HSBC now 1 mile

For shame. We're sure those of you who like to know your proximity to a cash machine to the nearest femtolinguine will join us in protesting this outrageous jiggery-pokery. ®

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Thanks to Douglas de Lacey for the update.

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