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Paul Sheppard
03-01-03, 12:48
Looking at peeps profiles, of the few i've looked at, and including myself, where it says distance traved per week (km) everyones put miles in :)

Anne Brown
03-01-03, 12:52
I'm pretty sure when I joined up they asked how far you rode in miles a week. Must have changed it now.:)

Paul Sheppard
03-01-03, 12:54
symantics =/

Anne Brown
03-01-03, 12:55
plus I don't know how far I ride in Km's as my computer is set to miles. But I suppose I could estimate it by multiplying by 1.43

Anne Brown
03-01-03, 12:58
There you go, just changed mine. (Though I don't really ride that far at the moment)

Paul Sheppard
03-01-03, 12:58
Thats my point, they shoud have the option. Even though i grew up with metric, I can only seem judge in ft, St and Miles.

SloBoy Undercover
03-01-03, 13:04
Measure in Kms - makes it sound more

Adam Stephens
03-01-03, 13:39
Anne, your measurements are slightly out.30miles = 48Kms.

Dr Dolittle - Avoiding work already, and I've not started yet!
03-01-03, 13:43
As a trained scientist I'm totally metric. Except when it comes to distances. There is seems to waver. Science stuff is all in Km's, regular stuff is all in miles. Oh, and bike weights. Somehow they are all in pounds not kilos.....

Paul Sheppard
03-01-03, 13:45
And I'm a Master of Engineer, LOL :D

SloBoy Undercover
03-01-03, 13:46
Yep, measure and calculate in metric, estimate in imperial (and perhaps convert) although that's changing gradually as the kids get more interesting homework !

Postman Pants
03-01-03, 13:47
I measure distances using a handy device that I keep in my pants.

Anne Brown
03-01-03, 13:50
Adam, how did you calculate that?I thought a km was .7 of a mile. Is this right?

Dr Dolittle - Avoiding work already, and I've not started yet!
03-01-03, 13:51
So anything longer than 3 inches is a bit tricky then.....Incidentally why do we measure that in inches? Surely Cm's sounds better!

Paul Sheppard
03-01-03, 13:52
and that i suppose would be exactly 304.8mm long eh?

his hollyness serge the second
03-01-03, 13:52
because cm's is what the bloody french invented

his hollyness serge the second
03-01-03, 13:52
3048um

Anne Brown
03-01-03, 13:54
what's an um?

Dr Dolittle - Avoiding work already, and I've not started yet!
03-01-03, 13:54
Actually Paul is right. Centimetres are not a unit of measure. The correct SI scale is millimetres and metres.

Adam Stephens
03-01-03, 13:54
Anne,1 mile = 1.6 KM30 * 1.6 = 48

SloBoy Undercover
03-01-03, 13:55
Innit 5/8 of a mile ?

Dr Dolittle - Avoiding work already, and I've not started yet!
03-01-03, 13:55
um = Micron. But I wouldn't want my manhood described in microns......

Anne Brown
03-01-03, 13:56
ahhh, thanks I can never remember the correct conversion for miles to kms.

Diane *GG*
03-01-03, 13:56
Mines easy at the moment.0 miles = 0 kilometers.

Postman Pants
03-01-03, 13:57
My manhood is indescribable in any language.

Anne Brown
03-01-03, 13:57
ta Doc.

Dr Dolittle - Avoiding work already, and I've not started yet!
03-01-03, 13:57
Turning up a bit late today aren't you Di?

Paul Sheppard
03-01-03, 13:58
my diary states 1Km is 0.6214miles

Dave Carlson
03-01-03, 13:58
Di, I wouldn't expect you to have a manhood of any size!PP, I think Si described it best, as Aaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrggggghhhhhh""

his hollyness serge the second
03-01-03, 13:59
true there is no real measurement for zero is there pm pants

Dr Dolittle - Avoiding work already, and I've not started yet!
03-01-03, 14:01
Dave - I suspect you might be wrong about Di there......

Paul Sheppard
03-01-03, 14:03
Funnily enough my diary also has 1inch as being 2.54cm which is disgraful because as Doc says Cm is not an Si unit.

Anne Brown
03-01-03, 14:10
Does you diary state it is listing SI units?Just because it is not an SI unit doesn't mean it's wrong.

SloBoy Undercover
03-01-03, 14:13
Let's have a competition for the most amusingly named SI Unit.Henrys", I seem to recall, used to get a bit of a titter in Physics lesson"

Leon Turner
03-01-03, 14:18
Candela - the less fattening unit of light.

Dave Carlson
03-01-03, 14:18
Doc, I didn't know you swung that way!</Sly dig at both of them at once>

Diane *GG*
03-01-03, 14:20
I was referring to cycling distance! Duh...; pYep, bit late - and slacking in work time as my official lunch was taken down the pub seeing off a colleague. *keeping an eye out for the boss*

Paul Sheppard
03-01-03, 14:21
No it doesn't state it's Si, and no, it's not wrong, but as a standard mm's should be used.Henrys, a measurement of inductance.then, of course, there is Planks constant.

his hollyness serge the second
03-01-03, 14:22
thats a formula paul not an si unit.barleycorns is though1 mtr = x 0.008 467 barleycorns

Dr Dolittle - Avoiding work already, and I've not started yet!
03-01-03, 14:23
You were giving a colleague a seeing to in your lunch time then?

Diane *GG*
03-01-03, 14:24
His wife and lil baby were there - could have been a tad awkward.Naughty Doc.

Paul Sheppard
03-01-03, 14:25
Not a formular, its a constant. Max Plank is the mans name :)

Dave Carlson
03-01-03, 14:25
Were they watching Di? Have you no shame?

Dr Dolittle - Avoiding work already, and I've not started yet!
03-01-03, 14:28
Well clearly she has no shame Dave. I here she has a new video out that proves that. I gather it features a whole rugby team, and an alsatian.....

Diane *GG*
03-01-03, 14:30
!I'd reply but the boss is back and I have to pretend to do some w@rk.Bfn

his hollyness serge the second
03-01-03, 14:30
is that a dog or a french man?

his hollyness serge the second
03-01-03, 14:31
and yes paul it is a constant but it only use is when used in a formula.

Dr Dolittle - Avoiding work already, and I've not started yet!
03-01-03, 14:32
I'll let you guess Serge.....

his hollyness serge the second
03-01-03, 14:34
anyway, surly any film di was to make would involve a horse and some plumbers / elecricians

Paul Sheppard
03-01-03, 14:36
still got a funny name though.

Dr Dolittle - Avoiding work already, and I've not started yet!
03-01-03, 14:37
So you've seen the previous one then.....

Paul Sheppard
03-01-03, 14:37
what about Moles - thats a unit!

Anne Brown
03-01-03, 14:37
an electric cowboy?

Paul Sheppard
03-01-03, 14:41
And it's Si :DOK i'll shut up now

Matt Savage
03-01-03, 15:14
Looking at my handy A Level Physics Data book I kept for some reason, I can offer...1 Barn = 10^-28m2

Si McNally
03-01-03, 15:30
Will you please stop embarassing me by using me as a unit of measurement.The only Si of importance is 12, but I don't use it as a rule.Coat on - bye bye....."

Anne Brown
03-01-03, 15:31
I think my flat is smaller than a Barn. But I could be wrong.

Si McNally
03-01-03, 15:33
Actually the measurement I always liked the sound of (although it is imperial rather than an SI unit) is Elephant.You can also have Half Elephants and Double Elephants if you're going to be greedy.

Malcolm Cogglewit
03-01-03, 15:34
Big rocks are bigger than small rocks.

Malcolm Cogglewit
03-01-03, 15:35
Steep hills are steeper than gentle hills, but not as steep as Devils Staircase in Wales type hills.

Anne Brown
03-01-03, 15:36
How many Elephants fit in a Barn? I could probably squeeze 3 into my flat and maybe a couple more if they were chopped up a bit to fit in cupbords, hall, and bathroom.

Mike Locke
03-01-03, 15:38
There is no such thing as a hill, they are like suction in physics (it does not exist....try telling that to My Dyson!). Anyway I digress, there is no such thing as a hill, its just an absence of down.

Malcolm Cogglewit
03-01-03, 15:39
No thats wrong. I've been to BrownHILLs. And HILLingdon. They exist, so hills exist.

Si McNally
03-01-03, 15:39
You could probably fit quite a few Elephants into a barn as it's a size of paper. IIRC its the imperial version of A1.I suppose the imperial version of A5 would be an ear, or maybe a trunk.

Peter Jeffery
03-01-03, 15:43
A barn is actually 10^-28 m^2 if that's readable.It's all at this really interesting place:http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/introduction.html

SloBoy Undercover
03-01-03, 15:53
As in 10 to the minus 28 square metres"Really, really small cows only need apply"

Malcolm Cogglewit
03-01-03, 16:00
Are small cows smaller than small barns ?

Si McNally
03-01-03, 16:03
Gives a whole new meaning the the expression - Couldn't hit a barn door.....""

Anne Brown
03-01-03, 16:09
I've heard couldn't hit the side of a barn" and the side of a piece of paper is pretty small."

Ian Scarfe
03-01-03, 16:46
Sorry,not trying to be PC,but aren't hills just differently flat?

Ian Scarfe
03-01-03, 16:48
And ,on holiday in a Welsh farm cottage last year,I hit the side of a barn every night,on the way back from the pub.

Paul Sheppard
03-01-03, 19:08
or perhaps a hill is horizontally challenged?

Space Hound Spot
03-01-03, 19:40
I've always ;iled the use of the Astronomical Unit in Space Science. Just sounds good. Ensign,How Far is it from here to there?Oh thats an Astronomical Unit Sir!

Malcolm Cogglewit
03-01-03, 19:41
I saw a barn, near a hill.

Space Hound Spot
03-01-03, 19:41
And thats liked.Only the English could call something that is patently and up a Down!

Space Hound Spot
03-01-03, 19:44
Coulomb, liked that as well. Angstrom is good, also megaflops, I can't quite remember what there for some computer calculation term but rather appropriate for any thing from Microtw@s

Paul Sheppard
04-01-03, 09:57
flop, Floating point operation.MegaFLOP is therfore the flim 'Blown away'