Re: Interesting programming description for bank selection

From: Clockmeister <>
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 08:13:31 +0800
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On 23/04/2014 3:38 AM, MikeS wrote:
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Pete Rittwage" <>
> To: <>
> Cc: <>
> Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:53 PM
> Subject: Re: Interesting programming description for bank selection
>> 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
> There will always be people who will insist that there is only one 
> "correct" way of doing something and denigrate anyone who chooses to 
> do things differently (often applying epithets like "lazy", "lack of 
> will" and worse to entire nations (races, religions, ages, genders, 
> etc.) of people...
> Why does the US or any of its citizens need to 'make excuses' for 
> retaining Imperial measurements in some areas where they make sense? 
> They are not the only nation to do so, by the way...
> Reassuring to see that judgment and prejudice have survived the mid 
> '40s; let's hear it for the One World Order - one language, one 
> currency, etc.
> When was the last time that the US still using Imperial measurements 
> for *some* categories has affected any of you folks ?
> (I'm not American BTW)

The last time I worked on a Jeep and didn't have the correct imperial 
socket even though most of the car was in fact metricated.

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