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

Robert A. Uhl (
17 Oct 1995 03:04:52 GMT

In article <45s9ir$>,
Markus Kuhn <> wrote:
>I have recently seen blue prints of the A-bombs thrown by the US Air
>Force on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which caused a very slow and painful
>death for the civilian population of two large cities. The dimensions
>of the bombs were specified in imperial units. I guess every unit has
>a lot of ugly blood on its history ...

Ugly blood? Actually, those nukes were merciful in a certain way;
it would have been far worse all round to invade. The residents of
those cities would have dies of siegedeath as opposed to the quick
flash of the bomb and the relatively quick end from radiation
poisoning. Not that it matters; they were the enemy.

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