OT: Speed of light [was Re: Why not a Python compiler?]
grante at visi.com
Wed Feb 13 20:02:27 CET 2008
On 2008-02-13, Jeff Schwab <jeff at schwabcenter.com> wrote:
>> Eh? Last I checked both pound and kilogram are units of mass, so where is
>> the incompatibility?
> I've never heard of "pound" as a unit of mass. At least where I went to
> school (Boston, MA), "pound" is the English unit of force, "slug" is the
> (rarely used) English unit of mass,
Back in the day, I was once working on a fire control system
for the Navy. All the units in the calculations were purely
metric except for one: air density was in slugs/m3. I always
suspected that was somebody's attempt at humor.
Grant Edwards grante Yow! Where does it go when
at you flush?
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