"Alan B" <nannerbac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> On Wed, 16 Aug 2006 13:17:12 GMT, in message
> <44e3261e_8@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "John Riley"
> <johnriley11@xxxxxxxxxxx> scribed:
>>"Alan B" <nannerbac@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>>> On Wed, 16 Aug 2006 02:10:29 GMT, in message
>>> <44e289d6$3_9@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, "John Riley"
>>> <johnriley11@xxxxxxxxxxx> scribed:
>>>>Little wonder your space effort has problems :(
>>> So, how's that Australian space program coming along these days?
>>A bit sensitive, are we?
> No, merely pointing out the absurdities of your statements.
I didn't see any absurdity you pointed out. Could you do it again?
One of your shuttles had problems because of confusion with different
units, didn't it?
>>At least all our scientific endeavours, (and per capita, these
>>those of the US), use a consistent and logical system of units.
>>That was my point, what was yours?
> My point is that you are rude and ignorant, and assume that those
> with using the SAE system are also proponents of its continued use.
> what value is it to berate an entire population based upon its
> adherence to an imposed system of measurement? Outside proving
> yourself a
> boor, of course.
All the other sci groups I have read use modern metric units.
They are predominantly American.
What is forcing you to adhere to old antiquated, confusing
and patently dangerous unitary systems?
I was not being rude, I was commenting on some laborious
explanation about wire gauges that was written here.
Isn't it about time we ditched this silly old system?