Dunno, dont drink in pubs, too expensive, about the only place i do have bevvie is around the fire with you guys these days, so i'll bring some measuring jugs next time out and see if you lot serve up short measures
You were sorely missed at the last meet. We did actually do some bushcraft (I did some forging, ropework & carving). I tend to bring sloe gin & I'd be impressed if you could drink a pint of that (or even 500ml)!
I'll swap you some of my Blackberry Gin for your Sloe at the June meet which is the next one im at, and we can compare the alcohol content
I qualified as a teacher in 1969. My first boss said, "Don't teach any thing other than metric measurements and decimal money, because by the time these children grow up all other units will be past history." My first pupils will now be in their fifties and here we are still converting. What a waste of time and effort. By the way, mine's a pint!
The older I get, the better I was.
Minus one tenth of the doubled number.
The Metre is dead easy to remember cos its equal to 1,650,793.73 wavelengths of the orange-red emission line in the electromagnetic spectrum of the krypton-86 atom in a vacuum
Dead easy, ahem.
And Celsius, being a centigrade system, is by definition a "decimal" (divisible by ten) system.
Everyone thinks we use decimal measure, but that's not true. What we use is SI units. There are seven basic units (Kg, metre, second, Ampere, Kelvin, Candela and Mole) from which all other units are derived. (For example the unit of speed is metres per second) SI just happen to be based on the convenience of a base ten system.
None-the-less they are all derived from the basic gram.
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when people who uses the imperial system says ton, do they mean 1000kg?
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Degrees or Mils ???
and explain to me why its actually technically more accurate to use degrees when using a basic hand held compass
The gram was used in the old CGS system, no longer considered useful. The unit of force in the CGS system is the dyne, in the MKS system it is the Newton.
yes its a theoretical question to counter the usual " there's 6400 mills in a circle and only 360 degrees .......... mils is obviously more accurate " brain wash you get out of some military biased views
the answer should lay in the "basic hand held compass" I specified in the question and your "the accuracy depends on the ability accurately to read the displayed measurement" when applied to that item
The different spelling (ton vs tonne) over here is usually just attributed to cultural differences (American vs European) rather than used to differentiate between measuring systems.
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I studied Art and Education not Science, but I thought the metric system a by-product of the French Revolution and was based upon length and a subdivision of the earth's circumference: the basic unit being a metre. A 1000 cubic centimetres was the volume of a litre, and the weight of a litre of water was a kilogramme and so on. I know from carrying enough of it that a litre of water weighs a kilo.
In case anyone is listening, mine's still a pint!
The older I get, the better I was.
The force required to accelerate one slug at 1 ft/s/s is one pound(f). Imperial system, sometimes called fps, and unsatisfactory because it has two units called the pound and they're different.
The force required to accelerate one gram at 1 cm/s/s is one dyne. Centimetre/gram/second system, or CGS, non-standardized and so unsatisfactory when it comes to electrical measurements.
The force required to accelerate one kilogram at 1 m/s/s is one Newton. Metre/kilogram/second system, or MKS. Finally, they got this one right.
Anyway, if you can get a grip on that you're well on the way to becoming a rocket scientist.
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