OT: Speed of light [was Re: Why not a Python compiler?]

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Wed Feb 13 09:51:38 CET 2008


Dotan Cohen wrote:

> On 13/02/2008, Erik Max Francis <max at alcyone.com> wrote:
>>  And the rest of us just use SI.  (And if you bring up the
>>  _kilogram-force_, I'll just cry.)
> 
> Don't cry, I just want to say that I've hated the kilogram-force
> almost as much as I've hated the electron-volt. Who is the lazy who
> comes up with these things?

The electron-volt is a weird little miscreant that ended up becoming 
popular.  The kilogram-force is a unit that could only demonstrate that 
its inventors completely missed the freakin' point.

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