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Me? I don't ****ing care. Just somebody (not affiliated with the government, 
 who NEVER has a dog in the hunt) PLEASE make a DECISION!

I'm a guy who grew up with (what we now call) ASD for steel, and found the 
"conversion" to LRFD quite easy. And I never learned LRFD in school!

Contrast with SI units, which (even back in the late 70s/early 80s when I 
was an undergrad) we DID use on the regular basis in our engineering courses. 


Yeah, it's true: beyond imagining how big a meter (or millimeter) is, I 
don’t have an innate grasp of force in kilonewtons, say, or speed or 
acceleration, etc. But most of that is just familiarity anyway (I am not 
often called upon to lift something that weights 5 kips).

Just do it already. I'm hip.

Or don't. Makes me no never-mind.

(N.B. Well...all except TEMPERATURE! I'm sorry, folks, but FAHRENHEIT RULES!) 


-----Original Message-----
From: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com [mailto:seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com] On 
Behalf Of Alex Nacionales Sent: Friday, March 20, 2015 6:29 AM
To: seaint-seaosc(--nospam--at)mail-list.com
Subject: Re: [SEAINT-SEAOSC] Conversion to Metrics

LLoyd,

I agree with your Pros and Cons of metrication but please explain how base12 
 is better than base 10 in shipping and packaging...

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