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Nothing actually against metric. More a case of government of any kind just managing to over-do anything or screw any thing up, no matter where they are.

On 4/16/2014 11:01 AM, Polhemus, William wrote:
Sounds like a short list of reasons we invariably push back against converting to SI.

Personally, I don't give a rat's furry rump either way. I just wish we'd
fish or cut bait.

In 1996, my employer at the time prepared a large set of highway plans for a Texas DOT project in the Rio Grande Valley. TxDOT had decided to get ahead of the curve since the Federal DOT had mandated switching to SI for future projects, and this was one of the first jobs under the new SI standards. As we were completing that project, Congress put everything off indefinitely for the mandatory conversion. (Interestingly, the contractor on our highway project had an entire office trailer full of junior engineers whose task was to go through our plans and convert everything to feet, inches, pounds, cubic yards, etc. so their predominately Mexican workforce could use them). In TxDOT's case, they had spent untold thousands of publicly-funded manhours coming up with brand new specs and standards. Since they were going to all that trouble they decided to take the opportunity to completely revamp

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