In a previous article, Gene Nygaard <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: >In article <GB4PItAQduC5EwNS@earthpoetry.demon.co.uk>, > email@example.com wrote: >> In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Gene Nygaard > >> > >> >With SEVEN significant digits? Get real. >> > >> >Alpha Centauri might be 41 Pm away. >> > >> Chill out. It was only done for effect. Imagine the line of metres. >> 41 Pm =c metres. > >If that was your goal, there is still a sizable group of astronomers who >cling to an old metric system as tenaciously as the American public >clings onto their miles.
They aren't the only ones clinging to the mile. How 'bout England; and they also like their 20 oz pints.
Gramp, Shead a'course.
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