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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: Anders Johansson <andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 14:15:03 +0200
  • Message-id: <200604291415.03789.andjoh@xxxxxxxxxx>
On Saturday 29 April 2006 14:11, 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.

My favourite is the Canadian incident, where they ordered the amount of fuel
in kilos but received it in pounds, so they went flying with half a tank


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