Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))
MacFAQ (macfaq@aol.com)
10 Oct 1995 13:28:41 0400
In article <DG7558.H1@polo.demon.co.uk>, john@polo.demon.co.uk (John
Winters) wrote:
> In article <45bktj$da3@newsbf02.news.aol.com>, MacFAQ <macfaq@aol.com>
wrote:
> >
> >>Me, I'm broadly in favour of the metric system but I can't let that
> >>one pass. Your problem here was converting from a volumetric
> >>measurement to a weight measurement, which would have been just as
hard
> >>in a metric system.
>
> >Nope. Pints and quarts are both measures of volume. And converting
volume
> >to weight (or mass) in metric is generally easier, if you know the
density
> >of the substance in question, with distilled water having a density of
1.0
> >grams/cubic centimeter. Admittedly, that doesn't help much with
> >strawberries.
>
> Is there noone on aol who can read? The guy was lamenting the problems
> of converting between *ounces* (a unit of weight) and either *pints* or
> *quarts* (units of volume). Nobody said anything about converting from
> pints to quarts.
Is there no one on polo.demon.co.uk who can read?
You're right on one point: no one  including me  said anything about
converting pints to quarts in the quoted exchange. You must have pulled
that out of your ass.
The person I was responding to said, and I quoted, "Your problem here was
converting from
a volumetric measurement to a weight measurement, which would have been
just as hard in a metric system", which is complete bullshit.
Weightvolume conversions are much easier in the metric system. Quick: how
many weight ounces of water are in 100 fluid ounces of distilled water?
Answer: I'd have to look it up and do some conversions. Now, how many
grams of water are in 1 liter of distilled water? Answer: 1000 grams.
> Give me strength!
Strength to do what? Resist the temptation to hit the F key without
thinking?
Les "I'm just a poor defenseless AOLer" Jones
