Peter <Peter.Luschny@googlemail.com> wrote in news:9907f2b5-0bad-4e8e- firstname.lastname@example.org:
> On 21 Mai, 16:39, Bart Goddard <goddar...@netscape.net> wrote: >> I typed in my name, and it came back with the distance >> from Goddard, Kansas to Bart, France. 4951 miles or >> 9 hours. > > ;-)) You are not the only one. > > Florian Rheinstetten entered his name. Here is the answer: > http://www55.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=Florian+Rheinstetten > > I like these examples. Aren't informations put in an unexpected > perspective the germ of creativity, of innovation? Any yes, > this is what I expect /in the long run/ from a system like Alpha. > > P. S. Interestingly Alpha gave a different answer when I asked: > Bart to Goddard | 6525 km (kilometers) | 7 hours 20 minutes > An American engine which knows the metric system! > This by itself means innovation ;-))
As an American, I'm not too familiar with this godless, communard metric system, so could you explain how the conversion from 9 hours to 7 hours 20 minutes works?
And I suppose someone should point out that it's going to take at least 9 hours to get from Goddard Kansas to the seat of an airplane that can cross the Atlantic.