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 12-03-2023, 01:32 PM #1321 (permalink) Master EcoModder     Join Date: Aug 2012 Location: northwest of normal Posts: 27,616 Thanks: 7,755 Thanked 8,570 Times in 7,057 Posts The singular advantage of the metric system is you can convert by shifting the decimal point, so 0.44 meters. A meter is ~1.1 yards so 0.44X39.6, which I can't do in my head so about/less than half of forty. __________________ . .Without freedom of speech we wouldn't know who all the idiots are. -- anonymous poster ____________________ . ."We're deeply sorry." -- Pfizer
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12-03-2023, 04:48 PM   #1322 (permalink)
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 Originally Posted by freebeard The singular advantage of the metric system is you can convert by shifting the decimal point, so 0.44 meters. A meter is ~1.1 yards so 0.44X39.6, which I can't do in my head so about/less than half of forty.
You mean trying to figure 17' 3" 1/16th minus 3' 10" 3/32nd in your head isn't the most efficient system in the world? I'd be surprised if a board were ever cut incorrectly due to our superior unit of measure.
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12-03-2023, 05:19 PM   #1323 (permalink)
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Art thou hip to:
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 Thousandth of an inch Thousandth of an inch A thousandth of an inch is a derived unit of length in a system of units using inches. Equal to 1⁄1000 of an inch, a thousandth is commonly called a thou or particularly in North America a mil. The words are shortened forms of the English and Latin words for "thousand". Wikipedia
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12-05-2023, 06:46 PM   #1327 (permalink)
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It's also a thousandth of a dollar, among others:

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 https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Mill_(currency) Mill (currency) - Wikipedia The mill ( American English) or mil ( Commonwealth English, except Canada) is a unit of currency (sometimes symbolized as ₥ ), used in several countries as one-thousandth of the base unit. In the United States, it is a notional unit equivalent to a thousandth of a United States dollar (a hundredth of a
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I've heard that too.

Gas is 4 dollars, 99 cents and 9 mils. (Less than \$5, so it must be cheap)
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 12-05-2023, 07:00 PM #1329 (permalink) Master EcoModder     Join Date: Aug 2012 Location: northwest of normal Posts: 27,616 Thanks: 7,755 Thanked 8,570 Times in 7,057 Posts What are the odds? It must be that Invisible Hand that Adam Smith was on about. __________________ . .Without freedom of speech we wouldn't know who all the idiots are. -- anonymous poster ____________________ . ."We're deeply sorry." -- Pfizer
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