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# Thread: Metric vs. other measurement systems - chart

1. Aw - I wouldn't mind personally going the full nine yards for metric time, as I've already adopted the YY-MM-DD and the 24h time notation:

"This property also makes it straightforward to represent a timestamp as a fractional day, so that 2020-12-29.54321 can be interpreted as five decimal hours and 43 decimal minutes and 21 decimal seconds after the start of that day, or a fraction of 0.54321 (54.321%) through that day (which is shortly after traditional 13:00). It also adjusts well to digital time representation using epochs, in that the internal time representation can be used directly both for computation and for user-facing display."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decimal_time:

Written 2020-12-29.87500 Metric UTC
-Decimal year, month and/ or date - Anyone?
-Come out, all ye secret users of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swatch_Internet_Time

-Heck, we all know that 9 p m is exactly 87.5% of a day!

Cheers
Johan (non OFF)

2. A useful property of the 2020-12-29.54321 notation is that pictures using that as a filename will temporally self-organize when stored in a computer file.

3. I wonder if oligodactyly is limited to naturally occuring birth defects, or if you have it once you've had a toe amputated...

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5. I love it. Now to find a way to weave the Latin for drunken lobsters...

ebrios nephropidae

into my descriptions of inferial idiocy.

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7. Drunken lobsters? Highly suspect.
Now, misoriented crabs, here is visual proof.

vid here.
copy paste
Underworld Water of Jacques Custard: The Forward Walking Crab
c'mon, whats 3 minutes?

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9. Originally Posted by Toolmaker51
Drunken lobsters? Highly suspect.
Now, misoriented crabs, here is visual proof.

vid here.
copy paste
Underworld Water of Jacques Custard: The Forward Walking Crab
c'mon, whats 3 minutes?
Because 3 minutes of Benny Hill endsup being more like 30 minutes of binging!

10. Originally Posted by FEM2008
Because 3 minutes of Benny Hill endsup being more like 30 minutes of binging!
Lol, the problem is......?
I marvel how certain older comedy lives on, while current examples we can't even finish viewing. Thanks for the reply.

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12. Rats, another blasted batch of inferial constants to memorize

440 zambonis to the mile.

25 zambonis to a football field

302.5 square zambonis = 1 acre

Regardless, "zamboni" has a ring to it; it sounds just zany enough to qualify as an inferial unit.

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