8.10b - first impression and questions
art.alexion at gmail.com
Thu Oct 9 15:05:46 BST 2008
On Wednesday 08 October 2008 10:50:54 pm Ian L. Target wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
> >> Except that was not a programming bug but a data entry bug because the
> >> USA is so stupid that they can't teach their scientists metric. (I am
> >> from the USA btw and resent that I was not properly taught the
> >> international standard ether in any useful way.)
> I am 43 and was taught the metric system in elementary school back in
> the 70's 'cause America was going to go 'metric.' 30 some odd years
> later and we still haven't formally made the switch. Go figure.
Yep, I'm 54 and was taught the same thing in Junior High. I thought it was so
we could find wrenches to repair our Volkswagens...
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