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Re: [SLE] Warning to Americans!
  • From: "Carlos E. R." <robin.listas@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2006 14:11:06 +0200 (CEST)
  • Message-id: <Pine.LNX.4.61.0604291409270.14922@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
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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.

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Cheers,
Carlos Robinson
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