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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: James Knott <james.knott@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 08:35:20 -0400
  • Message-id: <44535D88.1020107@xxxxxxxxxx>
Carlos E. R. wrote:
>
> The Saturday 2006-04-29 at 13:32 +0200, Theo v. Werkhoven wrote:
>
>>>> Well..... A4 is the international ISO stadard for paper size. Now you
>>>> know the frustration for 5 billion other people on earth who try to
>>>> use pretty much any software/OS that defaults to US Letter..
>>> Not to mention all the engineers in the 21th century who have to
>>> have to revert to 18th century measurement "standards" when they try
>>> to speak with their US collegues.
>
> And that was the cause of the failure of one (two?) NASA missions to Mars:
> wrong unit conversions.
>

It's amazing that Americans are still so backward as to stick with the
Imperial measures.

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