Re: Metric Time

David C. Wright (
12 Oct 1995 21:48:32 -0500

In alt.folklore.computers article <>, (Oz) wrote:
> (David C. Wright) wrote:


> >Personally, I like the 15 Liters/Kilometer figure, resulting in a total
> >consumption for the given trip of 457.5 liters (I don't even want to guess
> >at what it would be in imperial). It was a bit dicey for about two years
> >after Canada changed to metric, but I don't think anybody will *ever* want
> >to go back. I find it amusing that, after Americans threw off most things
> >British, they still cling to the Imperial system of weights and measures
> >like it was a life-raft. Sooo difficult. I'm amazed they still don't use
> >Chains and Furlongs (oops - they still do, don't they?).
> Very good.
> Now could you just do it again in parsecs?
> Oh, and perhaps the energy consumption in eV/parsec.

I could in a blink, If I knew what a parsec was. Even the electron-volts
calculation is meaningless without the definition of a parsec. Since you
brought it up, please give me the definition of an Electron-volt and a
parsec (in metric, of course) and I will answer your questions for you. In
the meantime, I will expect you to produce the results in light-years (in
imperial, of course), and electron-volts in imperial (assuming such a thing

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