On Wed, 09 Sep 2009 20:09:18 -0700, David Nebenzahl
Yes. Got a tape/ruler that does sixths, do ya?
What happens when the calc spits out 5.2917364? Got your decimal
equivalents of the 32nds all memorized, do ya?
Imperial does powers of 2 really nicely, but metric does everything
1. Though a PITA, it is what we are used to.
2. Precision? The metric scales I have seen are marked in millimeters...
1/25.4 inch. It is not uncommon to have an imperial scale marked in 1/32 or
Oddly, there's an old answer to this, from Russia.
"Govno c smetanoi" or somesuch, a common expression
meaning crap with sour cream...
It predates the internet, but is SO well suited to describe elements
of modern life...
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