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- From: Alex Nacionales <acnacionales(--nospam--at)gmail.com>
- Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2015 04:29:19 -0700
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LLoyd, I agree with your Pros and Cons of metrication but please explain how base12 is better than base 10 in shipping and packaging. It is hard to count with your knuckles(base 14). I do not think you need your hand to count just your head but your hand can help you to pray. Base 2 is good in computer programming and binary math. Computer programming is my hobby eversince my Aunt gave me my first programmable HP calculator when I was in college. I like how you can run a program and debug it until it is perfect. Structural Engineering is more complex. Regards, Alex Nacionales On Thu, Mar 19, 2015 at 11:01 AM, Lloyd Pack, P.E. < lloyd(--nospam--at)advantage-engineers.com> wrote: > Hello, > > Gary's request for a mason pilaster check, due to conversion to > metrics, got me wondering what this body thinks are the pros and > cons to metrication? > > Pros: > > 1. Conversion between single dimension units like length are an > easy decimal shift. > > 2. Everybody else is doing it. > > Cons: > > 1. Units are not explicit as to their constituent units, e.g. pressure > units of Pascals don't tell us what makes up a Pascal, like psi > tells us that we have pounds per square inch. > > 2. The cost to switch is not worth any perceived benefit. Truncated 826 characters in the previous message to save energy. ------------------------------------------------------------------------- Post your message to the list by sending it to: SEAINT-SEAOSC(--nospam--at)mail-list.com. The email messages sent to the list will be saved in an archive on the World Wide Web. These archives are located at: http://archive.mail-list.com/SEAINT-SEAOSC To contact the list owner, send your message to: SEAINT-SEAOSC-list-owner(--nospam--at)mail-list.com. Sponsored By: Pacific Structural & Forensic Engineers Group, Inc. (PSFEG) To unsubscribe, switch to/from digest, get on/off vacation, or change your email address, click here. <http://cgi.mail-list.com/u?ln=seaint-seaosc&nm=seaintma%40euken.net>
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