Re: HDTV Flat Panels: bad systems of measure

Spike Jones (
Sat, 07 Nov 1998 09:32:04 -0800

Dan Clemmensen wrote:

> Dan, you idiot! 200mm is about 8" alright, but the new 12" generation
> is actually 300mm, NOT 400mm!! can't you een multiply! Who is
> this guy! Get him outta here!
> (OOPS, this guy is ME! :-)

dan you sound like your sense of humor is like mine! {8^D its not all your fault tho. this english system of measure is an abomination,
confusing (even to one who used it almost exclusively until college) and an embarrassment. inches? feet? furlongs per fortnight?

take the universal gravitation constant. put it in? take it out? you would be amazed at how many engineering students goofed it because we have both pounds mass and pounds force. i found the right procedure: when confronted with a problem using english, convert everything to mks, do the problem, then convert back when the answer is found... spike