lupine at yorkshire-pagans.org.uk
Sat Sep 9 23:40:30 BST 2006
On 09/09/06 23:27, Dan Bishop wrote :-
> Am Samstag, den 09.09.2006, 23:16 +0100 schrieb Toby Smithe:
>> On Sat, 2006-09-09 at 22:30 +0100, Ben Goodger wrote:
>>> On 09/09/06, Toby Smithe <toby.smithe at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> It's more a ratio than it is a decimal, though.
>>> It should be decimal. Stupid 60-worshipping ancient people...
>> Two points:
>> 1. Why must it be base 10 to not be stupid?
> Because then it is nice and easy for everyone to work with. That's
> surely why the foot, the inch, the yard, the mile and so on are not SI
> units? They're just too complex to work with. Three of these in a that
> and twelve of that in a this, why? 10 is a nice number :)
12 can be divided in so many more ways than 10... go on, share your 10
sweets between three people then ;)
(mind you, yards are annoying!)
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