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Re: OT: Metric system

Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft
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And with that, thread REALLY closed :-)

Please, no more 'last word' posting on this topic.  20 posts is well over a
reasonable OT limit.

I suspect this topic is overloading many of our other readers on the list. Just
remember - every email posted here goes to close to 7000 direct email readers,
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On 2/26/2019 3:37 PM, Dennis wrote:
> ** There are only two types of countries: **
> 1. The ones that use the metric system.
> 2. The one that put men on the moon.
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Re: OT: Metric system

Bob Nielsen-4
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This was done by many stations when the price of gas first exceeded
$1.00 per gallon the (all mechanical at the time) pumps couldn't handle
3 digits.

Bob, N7XY

On 2/25/19 3:08 PM, ab2tc wrote:

> Hi again,
>
> Hopefully Eric will find it in his heart to let this thread continue.
>
> Yes, we are. Booze and wine are now sold by the liter. Curiously beer is
> generally not. In my opinion gas stations should be the next in line to
> convert. I am sure modern pumps could easily be reprogrammed to display
> liters instead of gallons. To the uneducated the price per liter would look
> like  a bargain. Wow, less than a dollar! I don't think super markets would
> encounter a huge cost converting from lbs to kilos either. Probably the road
> signage would be the biggest cost problem.
>
> AB2TC - Knut
>
>
> k6dgw wrote
>> Yep, we're going metric ... inch by inch.
>>
>> 73,
>> Fred ["Skip"] K6DGW
>> Sparks NV DM09dn
>> Washoe County
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>> On 2/25/2019 2:12 PM, Jim Rhodes wrote:
>>> Well we first authorized use of the metric system in 1866, we are working
>>> on getting around to it. Don't rush us!
>>>
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Re: OT: Metric system

Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft
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Folks, we closed this high posting count OT thread some time ago in the interest of improving the list signal to noise ratio.

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> On Mar 6, 2019, at 4:38 PM, Bob Nielsen - N7XY <[hidden email]> wrote:
>
> This was done by many stations when the price of gas first exceeded $1.00 per gallon the (all mechanical at the time) pumps couldn't handle 3 digits.
>
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Re: OT: Metric system

KM3K
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Hello,

Aren't we really sort of into the metric system already?

In life now, we use these metric terms....Seconds, Watts, Amperes, Volts, Liter (for wine, etc), Lumen (when deciding what light-bulb to buy).

For temperature, it would not be terribly difficult to change to Celsius; people could adapt to that rather quickly.

Weight might encounter some problem.

As I see it, the most difficult transitions would be distance (length) and recipes.

Just my opinion.

73 jerry km3k

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Re: OT: Metric system

Eric Swartz - WA6HHQ, Elecraft
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Folks - this OT thread has already had an excessive number of posts and was
closed earlier in the  interest of relieving email overload for our readers..

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On 3/7/2019 9:07 AM, JEROME SODUS wrote:
> Hello,
>
> Aren't we really sort of into the metric system already?
>
>

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