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Old 05-08-2021, 01:21 AM   #11 (permalink)
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...or something else divisible by the number of fingers on my hands.
Sounds like a decimalist. Will never know the joy of octal to hexadecimal conversions and Arithmetic shift.

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Old 05-08-2021, 05:00 AM   #12 (permalink)
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In 1970, Michell founded the Anti-Metrification Board to oppose the adoption of the metric system of measurement in the United Kingdom. Believing that the established imperial system of measurement had both ancient and sacred origins, through the Board he brought out a newsletter, Just Measure.[50] In 1972 he published the first of his "Radical Traditionalist Papers", A Defence of Sacred Measures, in which he laid out his opposition to the metric system.[50] In his third Radical Traditionalist Paper, published in 1973, he argued against population control, critiquing the ideas of Thomas Robert Malthus and arguing that correct use of resources could maintain an ever-growing human population.
It's obvious only a lunatic would advocate a system based on body parts per farm animal.
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Hogsheads per furlong?

This is a quick read: www.dozenalsociety.org.uk: A Defence of Sacred Measures
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Sacred measures are those units which relate to natural constants on more than one scale and demonstrate the unity between the macrocosmic body of the universe and the human microcosm. The present British units, the foot, mile, acre etc, are by this definition sacred; the metric units are not. The origins of the two systems and the implications in their use are contrasted in the following paragraphs.
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If you insist on natural units then my fuel consumption today was 1.53x10^62 Plank areas.
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Instead of base 12 math why not base 2 or binary? Because otherwise the machines would take over. They may be able to figure out chess, but they will never understand the king's system of weights and measures!
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Imperial measure is base nothing. Base 12 for inches in a foot, base 3 for feet in a yard, base 5280 for feet in a mile, base 32 for 32nds of an inch, base 16, for 16ths of an inch, base 8 for 8ths of an inch, base 4 for quarter of an inch, base 2 for halves in an inch, base 1000 for thousandths of an inch.

I couldn't invent a worse way to measure distance if I tried. I'm simply not smart enough.
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Imperial made sense when you would measure with your foot or the width of your thumb (inch). Until the standardized it and made it to where everyone's foot and thumb were the same.
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As the king's arm grows longer, the world becomes smaller. Take that robots!
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I couldn't invent a worse way to measure distance if I tried. I'm simply not smart enough.
Conflating the base and the fractions denominator establishes that.
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You forgot rods which is base 16

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