Re: Metric Time (was Re: Why not 13 months? (Was La Systeme Metrique))

Rusty Rae (Rustyra@!
16 Oct 1995 03:12:50 GMT

. . .And this has ______ to do with astrology?

Sheila (Mike Fee) wrote:
> (WAYNE JOHNSON) redefines the world with the comment:
> (Gaven Miller) writes:
>>>ANDREW GRYGUS ( wrote:
>>>> 60 killometers per hour = 1 killometer per minute.
>>> That is "kilometres".
>> Not in the Americas, or in Europe, except Britain. You're from New
>> Zealand? Correct the spelling down there, will you?
>> Get with the rest of the world!
>Sorry Wane, but a "meter" is a large blake bakelite box with a
>number of large knobs, a semicircle of little numbers around the edge and a
>rotating needle which can point at them. Well, OK, these days it is probably a
>small plastic box with an LCD display, but you get the picture?
>Consider also, Whayn; a "metre", and that is exactly how the French spell it
>(they should know), is a thing about 1 650 763.73 times the wavelength (in
>vacuum) of a particular electronic transition in the element Krypton. It is
>also roughly the distance you can run in about one tenth of a second.
>Be aware Whein, that "kilo" (derived from the Greek) is the official SI unit
>prefix to denote 1000 units.
>For your information Wain "killo" isn't yet anything - (this of course gives
>you the freedom to define it as you desire, but it is to late to patent the
>term as you have already published it).
>Thus Wayn: "kilometre" is 1000 metres - or about 6/10 miles for the metrically
>challenged; "kilometer" consists of a large number of measuring instruments
>(although I wouldn't be averse to the notion that it could be considered as an
>alternative spelling of the former); "killometer" is undefined (as is be
>atttometer, femmtogram, piccosecond, nannovolt, miccrokelvin, miillicandela,
>cenntimole, decciradian, deccasteradian, deccanewton, hecctojoule,
>meggawatt, giggapascal, terracoulomb, pettafarad and exxamaxwell, ...pant,
>pant, pant...) and it is certainly not 1000 of anything.
>Need I say more?
>Mike Fee
>Industrial Research Limited

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