On 11/29/2013 5:57 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I watched a documentary about the modern British Navy where they were
using yards for the ship's guns but the ground troupes were using
meters. I'm going to guess that all the naval artillery tables and
calculations would have to be redone to convert to metric. I remember
that the older ships have mechanical computers to calculate trajectories
and it would be quite a chore to refit those old ships. ^_^
On Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:16:42 -0600, The Daring Dufas
Note that the Navy also uses nautical miles for surface distance (and
yards for torpedoes). All of the conversions are trivial for the few
times they're necessary. Certainly easier than the entire service
changing. The same is true for domestic use of FPS. With calculators
and computers, it's even more true.
Utter nonsense. Electronics is mostly metric, but also uses base 2,
8, 16, and logarithms with base e. I do this stuff daily, yet have no
problem doing woodworking in inch-feet and pounds. Some of my tools
are metric. No problem. The calibration marks aren't normally
necessary anyway. If they are, the conversion is trivial.
Who cares what you do? Knock yourself out. You've said nothing that
supports your asinine position.
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