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[aprssig] Re: Metric vs. English systems

Scott Miller scott at opentrac.org
Wed Sep 5 16:37:55 UTC 2007


That reminded me of this old joke...

There is a story about a software contractor who was hired to write
code to calculate range tables for the US Navy.  They used feet for
altitude and statute miles for range.  "No! We're the Navy.  Use
NAUTICAL miles!" the Navy said.  So the contractor changed the code to
use nautical miles for the range.  And negative fathoms for the altitude.

Scott
N1VG

Earl Needham wrote:
> At 03:31 AM 9/5/2007, Tapio Sokura wrote:
>> For example aviation worldwide uses feet for altitude, knots for speed 
>> and nautical miles for distance.
> 
>         I'm thinking the old Soviet Union, and now the various sections 
> that used to be part of it, used meters for altitude.  Or was that 
> metres?  HI HI!
> 
>         7 3
>         Earl
> 
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