Re: Interesting programming description for bank selection

From: Rob Eaglestone <>
Date: Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:10:03 -0500
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Many (most?) of our mechanical tools are labelled in metric, and in at
least some cases (automotive) are referred to primarily in metric.
Similarly much of our product packaging is in dual Imperial-metric, and as
Gerrit noted, in some cases is metric primarily.

For aviation it seems quite reasonable to convert to metric.  And, I'm sure
there are lots of roadblocks to that.

And I'm all for the "metric foot" (30cm)

On Tue, Apr 22, 2014 at 12:53 PM, Pete Rittwage <> wrote:

> On Tue, April 22, 2014 1:21 pm, Gerrit Heitsch wrote:
> > On 04/22/2014 08:21 AM, Marko Mäkelä wrote:
> >
> >> I guess that the reluctance to implement
> >> certain international standards, such as the Metric system, is coming
> >> from that too (American people are too used to the imperial system).
> >
> > That's no excuse, everyone else managed to move to metric just fine and
> > if the USA was willing to do it, it would be done in one generation.
> > That means it's a lack of will or lazyness. :)
> >
> > After all, where it counts (soda bottles :)), the move to metric (2l
> > bottles) was no problem at all.
> >
> We learned it in school back in the 1970's, and learned how to convert
> back and forth.  Most Americans can convert on the fly when needed.  It's
> just that not everything here is sold that way... With nothing to force it
> to happen, it doesn't need to... It's not like it stops trade or anything.
> We buy many things that are measured metrically, just not everything.
> Gas is in gallons, large soda in liters.  Small soda's are ounces, cocaine
> is in kilos.. :)
> We just accept it as some things are measured one way and some things
> another.
> -Pete Rittwage
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