# Metric

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• posted on September 10, 2009, 4:26 am
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 equally well.
-Kevin

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• posted on September 10, 2009, 12:00 pm

Yes. <g>

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• posted on September 10, 2009, 9:57 pm
Doug Miller wrote:

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Froz...

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• posted on September 10, 2009, 10:26 pm

You got it.

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• posted on September 10, 2009, 10:38 pm
Doug Miller wrote:

I got one of those too. ;-)
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• posted on September 10, 2009, 5:09 am
:>Ok, What ia half of 5.3 mm?
: What's 18.5" divided by 3?
What's 18.5 mm divided by 3?

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• posted on September 10, 2009, 7:21 am

It's 6.(5/3).
It's valid... just unusual. You'd probably trip up quite a few computer programs with it.
Puckdropper
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• posted on September 10, 2009, 8:28 pm
"Puckdropper" <puckdropper(at)yahoo(dot)com> wrote in message

Wouldn't 6.(5/3) x 3 = 23?

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• posted on September 10, 2009, 8:44 pm
Leon wrote:

Note sure what the point was but I am pretty sure it was a typo, or a bad handle on how to represent mathematical equations.
Probably meant 6"+(0.5"/3) i.e. 6 1/6"
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• posted on September 10, 2009, 8:54 pm
On 9/10/2009 1:44 PM FrozenNorth spake thus:

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I thought it was intentional, and rather clever at that; I read it as a made-up notation that meant "5/3rds of a tenth" (or 0.16666666 ...). Interesting mix of fractions and decimals.
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• posted on September 10, 2009, 9:39 pm

Just trying to be too clever. It should be 6.(.5/3)
Puckdropper
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• posted on September 8, 2009, 2:01 pm
Robatoy wrote:

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 even 1/64.
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• posted on September 8, 2009, 2:16 pm

<snip>
The Freemasons are the ones keeping the Metric system out of the US.
Larry C

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• posted on September 8, 2009, 7:09 pm
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I assume that's tongue in cheek, 'cause if it was intended as a serious statement, it's unadulterated horseshit.
Tom Veatch Wichita, KS USA

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• posted on September 8, 2009, 7:26 pm

I'm still trying to figure out what adulterated horseshit is. :-}

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• posted on September 8, 2009, 7:41 pm

I'm still trying to figure out what adulterated horseshit is. :-}
manure from an unfaithful horse? Is the unadulterated stuff better?

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• posted on September 8, 2009, 10:19 pm

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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• posted on September 8, 2009, 7:28 pm

It was a joke

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• posted on September 8, 2009, 8:12 pm
Larry C wrote:

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-MIKE-

"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"

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• posted on September 8, 2009, 8:24 pm

I meant to say Stone Cutters - a Simpsons reference but I typed quicker than I thought. The Freemasons are the guys who have all that treasure hidden somewhere in the US.