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Re: [SLE] SuSE 8.0 and the Euro scam
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 29 Apr 2002 17:30:51 +0200
  • Message-id: <200204291730.51887.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On Monday 29 April 2002 17:22, hwm@xxxxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
> The € does not change the prices, it only makes it more transparent. It
> avoids having to multiply or divide by 1,60 or so.
> But on the other hand English people are used to odd factors or divisors
> such as 16, 12, 8, etc. After all -- they
> call it common sense -- multiplying by 10 is much more difficult than
> multiplying by 16!

I thought that had changed.

I know the pound was decimalized in the late 60s/early 70s, and from watching
english TV I hear more and more people using the metric system. I don't know
if the road signs are still in miles. Are they?

I thought the US was the last bastion of the imperial units.

Anders

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