[amsat-bb] Re: AMSAT-NA totally metric?
vk5hsx at gmail.com
Sat Jan 20 19:19:54 PST 2007
On 21/01/07, Tony Langdon <vk3jed at gmail.com> wrote:
> At 07:49 AM 1/21/2007, Edward R. Cole wrote:
> >So for the lunar project NASA is saying if you are participating then it
> >will be in metric (suppliers listen up)! Good Move!
> Excellent move, if you ask me! :)
Lets hope it will be the start of a wave throughout the country.
> >To bad the US Govt cannot get with it. The way one converts (minds) is in
> >the education of youth! It will take two generations to accomplish.
> Well, all but 3 countries in the world have done it on an official
> basis, according to Wikipedia. It's a short term pain for longer
> term gains in efficiency when dealing with the international
> community... And it is a global economy nowadays, so it seems silly
> to have to work in two systems (one for US, one for the rest of the world).
I have no problems with whole inchs\feet and more popular 1/4'' and
1/2'', however when we go 3/16 and the like, have not got a clue of
how big it is..
At least with metric it can be more exact with measurements (all
divisible) not needing conversions, then rounding either up or down.
> 73 de VK3JED
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