dan at viciouslime.co.uk
Sun Sep 10 10:40:01 BST 2006
Am Samstag, den 09.09.2006, 23:40 +0100 schrieb Nicholas Thomas:
> 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 ;)
Divide your 12 sweets between 5 people...
Not a very convincing argument :p
> (mind you, yards are annoying!)
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