[ATM] what is centimeter
John E Richardson
mirror_images at shaw.ca
Sat Apr 21 01:44:52 JST 2012
We have been on the metric system in Canada for a number of years
now, and it has been a complete nightmare. Plywood panels in metric
that don't line up surface wise with existing panels and on and on it
goes. Most of us still use the Imperial system of inches and feet.
On 20-Apr-12, at 8:45 AM, David Weinshenker wrote:
> vladimir galogaza wrote:
>>> I live in Germany, and am a confirmed proponent of the metric
>>> Even here inches are still used for gas and water fittings.
>> But to add to confusion they are called "Zoll".
> A lot of the time it's more of a question of what
> sizes stuff comes in, or what's more convenient for
> measurement and calculation. (Millimeters are more
> convenient for dimensions in optical calculations;
> in the USA, at least, there is often a better selection
> of hardware in "inch" sizes.)
> I once made an Australian engineer's head explode by
> giving the density of a sheet fiberglass material in
> "grams per square foot".
> -dave w
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