On Thu, Oct 23, 2008 at 09:23:10AM -1000, Al Plant wrote: > Valentin Bud wrote: > >hello, > >what do you know about this site: http://www.metricamerica.com/. > >i don't remember where i have read that America is going to apply the SI > >(ess eye) > >unit system. > >so things are going to change maybe even the A4 papersize. > > > >a good day, > >v > #########... > > Aloha, > > The Metric System has been a legal measure in the United States since > the 1860's. > > There is nothing to stop anybody legally from using it.
Isn't it about time we dump the obsolete 'metric' system based on the paltry base-10 arithmetic and move in to the future with a digitally compatible system based on powers of 2! Divide the day in to 16 hours, 16 minutes per hour, 16 seconds per minute, 16 ??? per second (make up a name), Divide the speed of light by a big power of 2 to get your base measurement of length. Design 6 more digit symbols. Through away some of the dross in plain ASCII and fit them in there. Quit trying to force people to count on their fingers. ////jerry > > In many places in the country both are used. Tue US Military uses > Metric. The film and Video industry for example. Here in Hawaii the > population is very diverse and most people have come from Metric > countries. If you have to ever work on maintaining equipment, mechanical > or electronic, here in the US, both tool sizes are a must. I had to > replace a storage battery yesterday on a clients Japanese Fork Lift and > the fasteners were all metric except for one battery terminal clamp. > > I think the choice by locale for FreeBSD is an excellent solution. > > > > ~Al Plant - Honolulu, Hawaii - Phone: 808-284-2740 > + http://hawaiidakine.com + http://freebsdinfo.org + > + http://aloha50.net - Supporting - FreeBSD 6.* - 7.* - 8.* + > < email: [EMAIL PROTECTED] > > "All that's really worth doing is what we do for others."- Lewis Carrol > > _______________________________________________ > firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"