miden at travel-net.com
Sat Mar 19 14:23:42 EST 2005
nuthin' wrong with fahrenheit... and now we're working with 0's and 1's,
with units composed of 1024 elements, and numbers like A9 and B2...
8 oz. = 1 Cup
16 oz. = 1 Pint or 1 Pound
32 oz = 1 Quart
8, 16, 32... sound familiar?
weren't nothin' wrong with fahrenheit.
and I stll feel a twinge when I see a Union Jack.
On Sat, 2005-03-19 at 10:41 -0500, CroombeFP wrote:
> Who on Earth would want to change the displayed measurements from metric
> to anything else? Apart from the fact that metric is known also as the
> "rational" system (i.e. it isn't based upon the length of a king's digit
> and so on) Canada has been officially metric since the mid-1970s. So,
> it's about time people realized that fact and accepted the RATIONAL
> units of the metric/ISO measurement system.
> Don't try to revert to the old excuse "I was raised on the Imperial
> system" : so was I but realized at an early age how superior was the
> metric system, especially in the fields of physics, engineering,
> chemistry, architecture, land surveying etc., etc.. And I am no
> youngster as I am now in my eighth decade of life.
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