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Old May 4th 04, 09:22 AM
Anthony Frost
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"Greg D. Moore \(Strider\)" wrote:

The Welch was the length of time one would go between nearly killing oneself
in some unusual way (falling on an ice axe and just barely missing impaling
oneself, overshooting a sled while jumping on it... etc.)


Now you see? There's a perfect example of confusing units. In the rest
of the world that is the "Nicoll".

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Old May 4th 04, 11:30 AM
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On Tue, 04 May 2004 01:00:22 GMT, "Greg D. Moore \(Strider\)"
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And don't get me started on racks for computers. :-)


....Actually, I've found that buying the $99 storage rack starter set
at The Container Store has provided the best solution for
quick'n'dirty computer racks. Three shelves spaced evenly allows for
two shelves for eight servers, one 17" monitor, a 8-way switchbox, one
Altec-Lansing 550 DDS speaker & woofer setup, and a 12-port 10/100
hub, and *still* gives me room to hang my pants by the belt loop on
one of the rack corners.

Same rack kits I've seen at other stores usually run about $50-$60
more, and sometimes you don't get the rubber feet on the bottom...

OM

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Old May 4th 04, 11:34 AM
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On Tue, 4 May 2004 09:54:49 +0800, "Neil Gerace"
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I can just imagine some American hippies watching those ads and getting
ENTIRELY the wrong idea...


"Let's move to Canada, man. They got it in the stores!"


....Let'em go. Canada's only good for deporting hippies anyway :-)

[Cue Henry Spencer]

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Old May 4th 04, 12:33 PM
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On Mon, 03 May 2004 23:16:22 -0700, Mary Shafer
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On Tue, 04 May 2004 03:20:35 GMT, "Greg D. Moore \(Killfiled Idiot\)"
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"Neil Gerace" wrote in message
. au...

Another benefit of decimal currency over Lsd (money, that is) is that
suddenly three quarters of the time spent in school on maths could be used
for something other than money sums.


That reminds me of a system we all use that's not base 10...

Time.

I mean come on... 24 hour days? 60 minutes to an hour... 60 seconds, but
powers of 10 for subsecond intervals.

Oh and 7 days in week?

Geesh, who thunk those up!


The Babylonians or someone, as I recall.

And you know what, we seem to manage for the most part.


You've got to admit that 60 is evenly divisible by a lot of numbers.


....On the other hand, the Frogs proposed some years ago to change to
something like a 20-hour system with 100-minute hours, or some
quasi-metric concoction. The idea was to link this in with running the
country with no demarkation in labor or living routines with regards
to the day-night cycle. From an energy use standpoint, it would allow
power generation to maintain a steady rate throughout the entire
day-night cycle as opposed to the normal use rates of 180-185% higher
during the day than during the night, and thus cut energy costs
significantly where fuel oil is concerned. From a lifestyle and
economic standpoint, it would be a blessing and a cluster**** at the
same time. The Frogs who were pushing for this back in the 70's when
OPEC was screwing the world over (*) called for both work and
lifestyles to adjust to this new way, which would abandon any
consideration of whether it was day or night. Businesses would be open
perpetually, as would government offices and facilities, and work
schedules would be spread out so to cover accordingly. Even school
kids would even be adjusted so that their schedules fit those of their
parents, and the schools would be open 24 hours a day. Needless to
say, the idea went absolutely nowhere, which was surprising
considering how goofy the Frogs tend to be with crazy ideas.

....Ironically, thanks to most Wal-Marts being 24 hours, the issue of
not being able to get what you need if you don't get off work before
Midnight or you need it before sunup is no longer an issue, and may be
an excuse to give Sam Walton a nod towards sainthood. After my being
able to pick up an emergency pair of pants(**) last month while out
of town just before having to photograph a stripper contest in San
Antonio, the man deserves it.

(*) And they all should have been given the choice of either dropping
the price of crude back to pre-embargo extortion levels, or facing
Mecca while standing in the middle of glassed-over parking lots with
the Cherenkov effect lighting the way.

(**) After getting out of the car, I brushed up next to an old
piece-of-**** Datsun with a jagged edge from a fender-bender. It
snagged the right pocket and slit right down the side seam so that my
entire right leg and skivvies were visible to all. Wal-Mart happened
to have three pairs of pants just my size, and I bought all three and
managed to change pants with about 20 minutes to spare. AFAIK, the
whole world needs to run 24 hours and to hell with closing after dark!

OM

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Old May 4th 04, 12:34 PM
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On Mon, 03 May 2004 23:22:51 -0700, Mary Shafer
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On Mon, 3 May 2004 22:05:15 -0400, (Peter Stickney)
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And, of course, the truly important values - 6.0#/U.S. Gal. for
100/130, 6.5 #/USGal for JP-4, and 6.7#/USGal for JP-5.


At what temperature? And what the correction for other temps?


....And what values for my favorite, JP-7?

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On Tue, 04 May 2004 06:46:23 GMT, (Derek
Lyons) wrote:

"Greg D. Moore \(Strider\)" wrote:

Oh and you can never have too much garlic.


My wife and I regard garlic as a vegetable, not as a spice or
aromatic.


....And in Transylvania, it's considered a lethal weapon.

OM

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Old May 4th 04, 12:42 PM
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David Lesher wrote:

I've seen no mention in this threat that the ISS is half metric/
half SAE.


When it was SSF, the international partners were required to provide
English/Imperial units on the drawing provided to the U.S. contractors
and NASA for interface control purposes.

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Old May 4th 04, 12:44 PM
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On Tue, 04 May 2004 06:39:14 GMT, (Derek
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However, a real cook or baker depends more on what the food is telling
them than on arbitrary time-and-temperature settings.


....No ****ing ****, Derek. As one who was born & raised in the food
service industry (*), all recipes that call for x number of minutes @
z number of degrees are based on having been cooked in an oven that I
can guarantee has no other unit like it with regards to thermal
distribution properties. Ergo, 10 minutes @ 350F in the over used by
the chef writing the recipie will either overcook or undercook the
dish. The best rule of thumb is to sit there and watch the dish as it
cooks the first time, checking about every two minutes, and watching
the time it takes until you're convinced the dish is actually done.
*Then* you adjust the time on the recipe for future reference, and
even then you still check the dish three minutes before it's supposed
to be ready because there's no telling just what's got the thermostat
screwed up that particular day.

Of course, the biggest factor is still the fact that in today's
time-dilated world, almost *nobody* preheats an oven. But even still
those time & temperature directions always differ depending on the
oven being used...

(*) Which is why not only will I starve to death before I ever work
that line again, I'll urge anyone and everyone to avoid taking on such
a profession at all costs, except those retarded, braindead, ignorant,
and those I despise and wish pain and suffering prior to death.
OM

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Old May 4th 04, 12:55 PM
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On Tue, 04 May 2004 09:22:10 +0100, Anthony Frost
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"Greg D. Moore \(Strider\)" wrote:

The Welch was the length of time one would go between nearly killing oneself
in some unusual way (falling on an ice axe and just barely missing impaling
oneself, overshooting a sled while jumping on it... etc.)


Now you see? There's a perfect example of confusing units. In the rest
of the world that is the "Nicoll".


....And then there's the "Mickey", which was the unit of reference
Micro$oft tried to push for, IIRC, determining the accuracy of a mouse
vs the speed of the ball while in motion, or some other marketing goon
bull****. The original Twin Green Button Mouse that M$ came out with
had that actually listed in the manual under the specifications of all
things. However, although Gates, Allen and Ballimer all have denied
this over the years, they dropped their efforts after Disney's lawyers
stuck their noses into the matter and claimed it was a copyright
infringement and not the tribute that the M$ team had intended it to
be.

....Wish I still had that mouse, tho. After 10 years of use and wearing
out the internal buttons - the only component I couldn't get new ones
to replace - I retired it and somewhere between the apartment moves it
disappeared. The one I had was one of the last five produced, and they
were in such a hurry to get it off the line that the mouse ball wasn't
even rubberized. This allowed me to prove once and for all my theory
that the balls they were using were, in fact, pinballs. Same size,
weight and density, and one of the most commonly produced ball bearing
designs back then as well as today. Just another example of how the
early PC industry was founded on spare parts that could be bought in
bulk *very* cheaply. Just ask the guys at IBM who took advantage of
the demise of the CB Radio fad and bought those 5-Pin DIN plugs for
their keyboards at 1/100th the cost of the connectors the engineers
originally wanted.

OM

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