PRIVATE: OT: pints, pounds (Was: APL\360
cisin at xenosoft.com
Thu Feb 4 18:33:03 CST 2021
> I may use metric when I am measuring things myself, but I got my
> motorbike licence in 1991 and my car licence in 2005. I was solely
> taught and tested in MPH. For estimating stopping distances by eye, a
> metre is a yard, near enough -- and of course "car lengths" and
> seconds aren't affected. Keep 2 car lengths back under 30mph, and over
> that, maintain 2 seconds' braking distance, is metric-independent.
But, none of those are accurate for the physics.
Can an Isetta follow much closer than a Cadillac?
I don't have an Isetta. I'd like one. I'd love to get the Micro-Lino (a
current Swiss electric replica of an Isetta), but they don't plan to
export to USA.
Stopping distance is also certainly not a constant of 2 seconds, even if
talking about both vehicles making a panic stop.
My current car (a Prius "Prime") can stop in significantly less distance
than my early VWs did. In a panic stop, a VW 2 seconds behind me would
plow right into me.
>> How much do you suppose a "pint" of ice cream weighs?
> Wouldn't know. I have never in my life seen such a unit on sale, I think.
Ice Cream used to be sold in 1/2 gallon. The half gallon container has
been reduced to "1.5 quarts/1.41L". "The reduction in size is to avoid
raising the price" (which went up ALSO)
Half gallon carton of milk (64 fluid oz) is now a 54 oz carton.
Tiny cartons of ice cream exit, and used to be called "Pints": 16
DELIVERY of ice cream is pretty risky; good if you are one of the first
stops of the delivery, . . .
> Yet more reason to burn imperial measurements in a fire and throw the
> ashes in the sea.
>> Despite very minor variances in gravity, Earth is MOSTLY HARMLESS.
DNA once told aspiring writers, "Never blow up the planet in the first
chapter; you are likely to find that you need it later."
> Did you know that the Central African Republic covers one of the
> largest magnetic anomalies in the world? It's so big it's named after
> the capital of the CAR, which will of course make it trivial for you
> all to look it up.
Interesting. And never noticed until 1950?
>> I can get beer delivered! Coincidentally, it is Corona beer!
> Oh my word. My deepest condolences.
It's a Mexican American beer. I drink very little. If I were a drnker,
I'd have to find something else.
Grumpy Ol' Fred cisin at xenosoft.com
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