[USMA:51503] Australia uses the hectopascal

2012-03-09 Thread Michael GLASS
Australia uses the hectopascal. See http://www.bom.gov.au/info/aneroid/aneroid.shtml Best wishes, Michael Glass

[USMA:50291] Re: The FPLA amendment will likely make a difference

2011-04-05 Thread Michael GLASS
One way to move forward on the question of optional metric-only labelling might be to approach the two remaining states that don't allow it and ask them to change their laws. If these two states could fall into line with the other 48 states, wouldn't the change be nation-wide? Michael Glass

[USMA:50359] Re: a dollar a liter

2011-04-15 Thread Michael GLASS
Dear Americans, Please don¹t complain about the price of petrol being $1 a litre or even $1.25 a litre. We¹re paying $1.39 a litre in Sydney, Australia, for 10% ethanol, and at the moment, our dollar is marginally higher than yours. Cheers, Michael Glass

[USMA:51212] The problem with decimals

2011-10-09 Thread Michael GLASS
so that whole numbers are always used in prescribing medicines. Best wishes, Michael Glass

[USMA:51313] Peakbaggers - Here's how to do it.

2011-11-10 Thread Michael GLASS
it to feet if you need this information. Best wishes, Michael Glass

[USMA:53507] Re: USMA digest 4620

2014-01-21 Thread Michael GLASS
I received your email! Thanks Michael Glass On 21/1/14 5:59 AM, U.S. Metric Association usma@colostate.edu wrote: USMA Digest 4620 Topics covered in this issue include: 1) metric by Hillger,Donald don.hill...@colostate.edu

[USMA:51314] Re: Peakbaggers - Here's how to do it.

2011-11-10 Thread Remek Kocz
Thanks Mike, just checked, and they have indeed fixed it. On Thu, Nov 10, 2011 at 5:54 AM, Michael GLASS m.gl...@optusnet.com.auwrote: Dear all, I wrote to Peakbaggers and pointed out the anomaly in defaulting to feet. I'm pleased to report that I received an email saying that the problem

[USMA:51386] Decimals, naked and clothed

2011-12-31 Thread Michael GLASS
. End of problem. Best wishes, Michael Glass

[USMA:54842] Re: USMA digest 4981

2015-08-31 Thread Michael GLASS
Hello Howard, That response sounds like a polite ³no comment². Let¹s hope that if someone else reads your comment that they do something. Best wishes, Michael Glass On 1/9/15 3:59 AM, "U.S. Metric Association" <usma@colostate.edu> wrote: > >USMA Digest 49

[USMA:51358] Canada-U.S. border deal . Could it aid metrication?

2011-12-13 Thread Michael GLASS
Canada and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration... Though the focus of the paragraph was on drugs, it could also apply to food as well. This is an obvious opening to push for permissible metric only labelling of foodstuffs. Best wishes, Michael Glass

[USMA:51669] Re: Real life examples of weight and volume

2012-06-04 Thread Michael GLASS
100 metres. * 10 minutes at this page will take you about a kilometre. I hope that these measures are useful. Best wishes, Michael Glass

[USMA:50965] Re: Mexican Soldiers Uncover 'Narco-Tunnel' To US

2011-08-13 Thread Michael GLASS
³CNN leaves the metric description of the tunnel in with feet following in parentheses.² Of course they did! It makes it sound more foreign and dangerous to present it that way. It¹s a bit like the BBC using kilometres in their reports from anywhere but Britain and the US. It adds local colour.

[USMA:51221] Re: The problem with decimals

2011-10-09 Thread Michael GLASS
is even worse, but this will not stop luddites from using the decimal problem to attack the adoption of SI. Indeed, the fact that the luddites can use this problem to attack the adoption of SI means that we should redouble our efforts to deal with it. Michael Glass On 10/10/11 2:11 AM

[USMA:49486] Screen size conundrum

2011-01-12 Thread Michael GLASS
metres? What do others think? Michael Glass

[USMA:50999] Australian coins and notes

2011-08-18 Thread Michael GLASS
In Australia we have no 1c and 2c coins any more. The smallest coin is the 5c coin. Prices are still quoted in single cents, but when you pay in coin the price is rounded up or down. So $19.98 and $19.99 will cost you $20, but $19.97 and $19.96 will be rounded down to $19.95. Australian coins are

[USMA:50915] Metrication of air travel

2011-07-25 Thread Michael GLASS
were metric. Yours sincerely, Michael Glass This is their reply: Dear Mr Glass On behalf of the Director of Aviation Safety, thank you for your email. The common international standard for altitude measurement in aviation is feet and this is why Australian aeronautical charts use feet

[USMA:50916] Re: Metrication of air travel

2011-07-25 Thread Michael Payne
for pressure levels once airborne. Regards, Mike Payne On 25/07/2011, at 08:43 , Michael GLASS wrote: Dear USMA, I wrote to our civil aviation safety authority as follows: I note that the safety rules are drawn up in feet while all Australian maps are now in metres. This is obviously

[USMA:51222] Re: Damned Decimals?

2011-10-09 Thread Michael GLASS
, some of the people they quote, such as the coroner, do suggest the solution that I have proposed: use whole numbers wherever possible. Michael Glass On 10/10/11 12:07 AM, John M. Steele jmsteele9...@sbcglobal.net wrote: Does BWMA propose a solution (I can't open their document; it crashes my

[USMA:49424] Horror! Reporter has culture shock!

2011-01-05 Thread Michael GLASS
is that! But don¹t take my word for it. Read the original at http://www.outdoorlife.com/blogs/gone-fishin/2011/01/world-record-barramundi Best wishes, Michael Glass

[USMA:49426] Re: Horror! Reporter has culture shock!

2011-01-05 Thread John M. Steele
I was wondering why the fisherman wasn't using 130 N line.  I thought Australia was metric. :) Yes, some Americans have had little exposure to the rest of the world. From: Michael GLASS m.gl...@optusnet.com.au To: U.S. Metric Association usma@colostate.edu

[USMA:49472] Metric Honey Bun

2011-01-10 Thread Michael GLASS
punch! I hope you enjoy it. Best wishes, Michael Glass The original lyrics can be found at http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/southpacific/honeybun.htm

[USMA:49493] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-13 Thread Patrick Moore
or centimeter or meter? Screen resolution or pixel density is measured along a horizontal line and seems to be expressed most often in pixels per inch or pixels per centimeter. Is this a case where centimeters work better than millimeters? = = = = On 1/12/11 6:58 PM, Michael GLASS m.gl

[USMA:50292] Re: The FPLA amendment will likely make a difference

2011-04-05 Thread John M. Steele
and amend the FPLA. If you want more info, the USMA website has a very good metric laws page, which summarizes this better than I can. From: Michael GLASS m.gl...@optusnet.com.au To: U.S. Metric Association usma@colostate.edu Sent: Tue, April 5, 2011 11:18:04 AM

[USMA:51356] Metric Honey Bun's answer to The Ten Days of Christmas

2011-12-10 Thread Michael GLASS
can be found at http://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/southpacific/honeybun.htm Best wishes to all, and everyone enjoy the Silly Season. Michael Glass

[USMA:49425] Re: Horror! Reporter has culture shock!

2011-01-05 Thread John Frewen-Lord
reprimanded by the Scoutmaster. My mother tried to comfort me by saying that all the scouts were out of step except me! It may have made me feel better, but obviously did not reflect reality. John F-L - Original Message - From: Michael GLASS To: U.S. Metric Association Sent

[USMA:49513] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-14 Thread mechtly
size conundrum To: U.S. Metric Association usma@colostate.edu I thought about this issue about 4 years ago. I think the best unit for measuring screen sizes is dm² but I expect an adverse reaction from other members of this list. On 2011-01-12 1858, Michael GLASS wrote: Dear People

[USMA:49782] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-02-06 Thread Ron Stone
should be expressed or represented in terms of appropriately-chosen SI units. i think that the pre-metric inch is less comparable than either the meter or the millimeter. best regards, Ron On Wed, Jan 12, 2011 at 3:58 PM, Michael GLASS m.gl...@optusnet.com.auwrote: Dear People, There's a real

[USMA:51215] Re: Damned Decimals?

2011-10-09 Thread John M. Steele
GLASS m.gl...@optusnet.com.au wrote: From: Michael GLASS m.gl...@optusnet.com.au Subject: [USMA:51205] Damned Decimals? To: U.S. Metric Association usma@colostate.edu Date: Sunday, October 9, 2011, 12:22 AM I was reading the November 2010 edition of The Yardstick the Journal of the British Weights

[USMA:51357] RE: Metric Honey Bun's answer to The Ten Days of Christmas

2011-12-12 Thread Ressel, Howard (DOT)
Hmm maybe they should have stretched that oil to 10 days so Hanukah could be metric as well. From: owner-u...@colostate.edu [mailto:owner-u...@colostate.edu] On Behalf Of Michael GLASS Sent: Saturday, December 10, 2011 10:15 PM To: U.S. Metric Association Subject: [USMA:51356] Metric Honey

[USMA:50917] Re: Metrication of air travel

2011-07-25 Thread John Frewen-Lord
, but there is surely today enough power and influence outside of the USA to make the change happen. John F-L - Original Message - From: Michael GLASS m.gl...@optusnet.com.au To: U.S. Metric Association usma@colostate.edu Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 1:43 PM Subject: [USMA:50915] Metrication of air

[USMA:50918] Re: Metrication of air travel

2011-07-25 Thread John M. Steele
: Michael GLASS m.gl...@optusnet.com.au To: U.S. Metric Association usma@colostate.edu Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 1:43 PM Subject: [USMA:50915] Metrication of air travel Dear USMA, I wrote to our civil aviation safety authority as follows: I note that the safety rules are drawn up in feet

[USMA:50919] Re: Metrication of air travel

2011-07-25 Thread Martin Vlietstra
Message - From: Michael GLASS m.gl...@optusnet.com.au To: U.S. Metric Association usma@colostate.edu Sent: Monday, July 25, 2011 1:43 PM Subject: [USMA:50915] Metrication of air travel Dear USMA, I wrote to our civil aviation safety authority as follows: I note that the safety rules

[USMA:49427] Re: Horror! Reporter has culture shock!

2011-01-05 Thread Pat Naughtin
to the rest of the world. From: Michael GLASS m.gl...@optusnet.com.au To: U.S. Metric Association usma@colostate.edu Sent: Wed, January 5, 2011 6:27:38 AM Subject: [USMA:49424] Horror! Reporter has culture shock! Gayne C. Young of “Outdoor Life” made a shocking discovery: Australians speak

[USMA:49495] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-13 Thread John M. Steele
, Michael GLASS m.gl...@optusnet.com.au wrote: Dear People, There's a real problem with electronic screen sizes - all of them. This includes cameras, video cameras, computers, DVD players GPS monitors and television sets. 1 Because the screens are different shapes, there is no fixed

[USMA:49496] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-13 Thread Patrick Moore
. . . millimeter or centimeter or meter? Screen resolution or pixel density is measured along a horizontal line and seems to be expressed most often in pixels per inch or pixels per centimeter. Is this a case where centimeters work better than millimeters? = = = = On 1/12/11 6:58 PM, Michael GLASS m.gl

[USMA:49514] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-14 Thread Patrick Moore
conundrum To: U.S. Metric Association usma@colostate.edu I thought about this issue about 4 years ago. I think the best unit for measuring screen sizes is dm² but I expect an adverse reaction from other members of this list. On 2011-01-12 1858, Michael GLASS wrote: Dear People

[USMA:51205] Damned Decimals?

2011-10-08 Thread Michael GLASS
I was reading the November 2010 edition of The Yardstick the Journal of the British Weights and Measures Association , no. 43. See http://www.bwmaonline.com/ An article in this issue highlighted the problem caused by the use of decimals in prescriptions. They can result in patients receiving 10

[USMA:49497] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-13 Thread Jim Elwell
work better than millimeters? = = = = On 1/12/11 6:58 PM, Michael GLASS m.gl...@optusnet.com.au wrote: Dear People, There's a real problem with electronic screen sizes - all of them. This includes cameras, video cameras, computers, DVD players GPS monitors and television sets

[USMA:49515] cm^2 RE: Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-14 Thread Brij Bhushan Vij
@colostate.edu I thought about this issue about 4 years ago. I think the best unit for measuring screen sizes is dm² but I expect an adverse reaction from other members of this list. On 2011-01-12 1858, Michael GLASS wrote: Dear People, There's a real problem with electronic screen

[USMA:49516] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-14 Thread James R. Frysinger
about this issue about 4 years ago. I think the best unit for measuring screen sizes is dm² but I expect an adverse reaction from other members of this list. On 2011-01-12 1858, Michael GLASS wrote: Dear People, There's a real problem with electronic screen sizes - all of them. This includes

[USMA:49519] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-14 Thread mechtly
for measuring screen sizes is dm² but I expect an adverse reaction from other members of this list. On 2011-01-12 1858, Michael GLASS wrote: Dear People, There's a real problem with electronic screen sizes - all of them. This includes cameras, video cameras, computers, DVD players GPS monitors

[USMA:49522] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-15 Thread James R. Frysinger
thought about this issue about 4 years ago. I think the best unit for measuring screen sizes is dm² but I expect an adverse reaction from other members of this list. On 2011-01-12 1858, Michael GLASS wrote: Dear People, There's a real problem with electronic screen sizes - all of them. This includes

[USMA:49523] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-15 Thread James R. Frysinger
from other members of this list. On 2011-01-12 1858, Michael GLASS wrote: Dear People, There's a real problem with electronic screen sizes - all of them. This includes cameras, video cameras, computers, DVD players GPS monitors and television sets. 1 Because the screens are different shapes

[USMA:49524] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-15 Thread Martin Vlietstra
screen sizes is dm² but I expect an adverse reaction from other members of this list. On 2011-01-12 1858, Michael GLASS wrote: Dear People, There's a real problem with electronic screen sizes - all of them. This includes cameras, video cameras, computers, DVD players GPS monitors

[USMA:51206] RE: Damned Decimals?

2011-10-09 Thread Martin Vlietstra
this). -Original Message- From: owner-u...@colostate.edu [mailto:owner-u...@colostate.edu] On Behalf Of Michael GLASS Sent: 09 October 2011 05:23 To: U.S. Metric Association Subject: [USMA:51205] Damned Decimals? I was reading the November 2010 edition of The Yardstick the Journal of the British

[USMA:49525] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-15 Thread James R. Frysinger
of this list. On 2011-01-12 1858, Michael GLASS wrote: Dear People, There's a real problem with electronic screen sizes - all of them. This includes cameras, video cameras, computers, DVD players GPS monitors and television sets. 1 Because the screens are different shapes, there is no fixed

[USMA:49527] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-16 Thread John M. Steele
, Michael GLASS wrote: Dear People, There's a real problem with electronic screen sizes - all of them. This includes cameras, video cameras, computers, DVD players GPS monitors and television sets. 1 Because the screens are different shapes, there is no fixed relationship between the size

[USMA:49528] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-16 Thread James R. Frysinger
@colostate.edu I thought about this issue about 4 years ago. I think the best unit for measuring screen sizes is dm² but I expect an adverse reaction from other members of this list. On 2011-01-12 1858, Michael GLASS wrote: Dear People, There's a real problem with electronic screen sizes

[USMA:50962] RE: Road safety experts ignore UK sign problems

2011-08-12 Thread Martin Vlietstra
on these signs then it’s going to be a long time before it happens. * Michael Glass says: 2011-08-12 http://metricviews.org.uk/2011/07/road-safety-experts-ignore-uk-sign-proble ms/comment-page-1/#comment-23268 at 04:48 Perhaps this is a time for local action. Why not design and produce appropriate

[USMA:51207] RE: Damned Decimals?

2011-10-09 Thread John M. Steele
dose (I am of course willing to bow to superior knowledge on this matter as I am sure that some who are more knowledgeable than me on this topic will be reading this).     -Original Message- From: owner-u...@colostate.edu [mailto:owner-u...@colostate.edu] On Behalf Of Michael GLASS Sent

[USMA:51209] RE: Damned Decimals?

2011-10-09 Thread Martin Vlietstra
this). -Original Message- From: owner-u...@colostate.edu http://us.mc824.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=owner-u...@colostate.edu [mailto:owner-u...@colostate.edu http://us.mc824.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=owner-u...@colostate.edu ] On Behalf Of Michael GLASS Sent: 09 October 2011 05:23 To: U.S

[USMA:51210] RE: Damned Decimals?

2011-10-09 Thread Michael Payne
this). -Original Message- From: owner-u...@colostate.edu [mailto:owner-u...@colostate.edu] On Behalf Of Michael GLASS Sent: 09 October 2011 05:23 To: U.S. Metric Association Subject: [USMA:51205] Damned Decimals? I was reading the November 2010 edition of The Yardstick the Journal

[USMA:51211] RE: Damned Decimals?

2011-10-09 Thread Martin Vlietstra
this). -Original Message- From: owner-u...@colostate.edu http://us.mc824.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=owner-u...@colostate.edu [mailto:owner-u...@colostate.edu http://us.mc824.mail.yahoo.com/mc/compose?to=owner-u...@colostate.edu ] On Behalf Of Michael GLASS Sent: 09 October 2011 05:23 To: U.S. Metric

[USMA:49488] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-13 Thread Pat Naughtin
On 2011/01/13, at 10:58 , Michael GLASS wrote: Dear People, snip 3 As a result, power consumption on larger screen sizes is far higher than might be anticipated by looking at the screen size. For example, a 15 inch computer monitor is very nearly a 33% larger than a 13 inch model whereas 15

[USMA:49491] Re: Screen size conundrum

2011-01-13 Thread John M. Steele
. From: Pat Naughtin pat.naugh...@metricationmatters.com To: U.S. Metric Association usma@colostate.edu Cc: USMA Metric Association usma@colostate.edu Sent: Thu, January 13, 2011 4:05:10 AM Subject: [USMA:49488] Re: Screen size conundrum On 2011/01/13, at 10:58 , Michael GLASS wrote

[USMA:51213] RE: Damned Decimals?

2011-10-09 Thread John M. Steele
Of Michael GLASS Sent: 09 October 2011 05:23 To: U.S. Metric Association Subject: [USMA:51205] Damned Decimals? I was reading the November 2010 edition of The Yardstick the Journal of the British Weights and Measures Association , no. 43. See http://www.bwmaonline.com/ An article in this issue

[USMA:51214] RE: Damned Decimals?

2011-10-09 Thread John M. Steele
to bow to superior knowledge on this matter as I am sure that some who are more knowledgeable than me on this topic will be reading this).     -Original Message- From: owner-u...@colostate.edu [mailto:owner-u...@colostate.edu] On Behalf Of Michael GLASS Sent: 09 October 2011 05:23 To: U.S