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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYSwede View Post
    From CNN yesterday:

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    Certainly, it being the Suez and all, they should have quoted the length in Great Pyramids. After all, in the realm of goofy inferial measurements, it's well known that...

    1 Empire State building = 3.2 Great Pyramids

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    While not exactly in realm of measurement, I relate what terminology we use EVERY day, that our PC's and Mac's are completely illiterate. The very same vocabulary 100% responsible getting their products manufactured and distributed. Mobile phones, even worse.

    re: Great Pyramids...is 3.2 one of each, or compared to a certain example x 3.2?

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    it's on cnn...must be a dingy.

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    Cubits. Thatís what we should be using. Yes, indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    While not exactly in realm of measurement, I relate what terminology we use EVERY day, that our PC's and Mac's are completely illiterate. The very same vocabulary 100% responsible getting their products manufactured and distributed. Mobile phones, even worse.

    re: Great Pyramids...is 3.2 one of each, or compared to a certain example x 3.2?
    The Great Pyramid (singular) normally refers to Khufu's pyramid, the largest of the three at Giza. It was the tallest man-made structure on earth until the erection of the Eiffel Tower.
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    my wifes way of mesure ment is eazer for me around the house......it's about this long.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mklotz View Post
    The Great Pyramid (singular) normally refers to Khufu's pyramid, the largest of the three at Giza. It was the tallest man-made structure on earth until the erection of the Eiffel Tower.
    Soon as method contrived to stack them up.
    I wonder, two base to base, one apex, maybe three apex to base?
    Remaining .2 up to configuring party.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marksbug View Post
    my wifes way of mesure ment is eazer for me around the house......it's about this long.....
    Can't resist.
    Classic reference to the question 'how long has it been?'
    "Well, it's been different lengths at different times!'
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