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MightyMoe
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This should be a rule for every designer: Surveyors that don't do construction should never have to deal with a spiral curve. 

It should be carved in stone and put at the entrance to all highway/railway engineering offices!!!!

Now, back to the horror of my morning computations,,,,,,,,,,IN METRIC!!!!!

 

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Topic starter Posted : August 2, 2022 6:54 am
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jim.cox
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C'mon Moe, you can do metric, its as easy as counting from One to Ten...

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Posted : August 2, 2022 10:39 am
RADAR
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@jimcox 


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Posted : August 2, 2022 10:47 am

MightyMoe
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@jimcox 

it's the metric merging along the feet, the original simple curves turned into spiral, the jog stations placed 2M after the TS, well it's a sh!!sho#. Metric is simply icing on the cake. 

Why did the old timers seem to understand the curve relationships but not the new designers?

I don't think we'll see some of this anymore, the department has gotten wise to the button pusher computer jockeys. 

You do know that in feet we also count one to ten. 

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Topic starter Posted : August 2, 2022 11:50 am
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GeeOddMike
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@dougie 

Bloody peasants!

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Posted : August 2, 2022 12:23 pm
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jim.cox
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Posted by: @mightymoe

You do know that in feet we also count one to ten. 

Its those decimal inches that really get me smiling 🙂

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Posted : August 2, 2022 1:20 pm
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RADAR
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@geeoddmike 


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Posted : August 2, 2022 1:26 pm
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holy cow
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Who was the goofball that decided trigger-nometree was so incredibly easy that he decided to invent hyperbolic trigger functions.

Bread = f(x)

Toast =differential

Light brown toast = partial differential

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Posted : August 2, 2022 1:30 pm
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MightyMoe
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@jimcox 

What's an inch? 😉 

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Topic starter Posted : August 2, 2022 2:26 pm

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Posted : August 2, 2022 2:28 pm
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Samlucy3874
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we wrote an archaic program for the 41, in 1991 just to check the other software available for the only bridge

job we ever have done in the metric system. whole lot of heiney scratching. lol. all good in the end.

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Posted : August 2, 2022 8:08 pm
Stephen Ward
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@jimcox When contractors ask to borrow my tape I tell them to be careful because one side of the tape only has 10 inches per foot. 🤣 A few get it but not many.

 

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Posted : August 2, 2022 9:43 pm
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chris mills
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Posted by: @mightymoe

You do know that in feet we also count one to ten. 

Those are called Toes!

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Posted : August 3, 2022 1:30 am
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ashton
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@jimcox

 I'm only an amateur carpenter, so I don't know how to use all the scales on a framing square. But it looks like when professional carpenters have to do math beyond adding and subtracting, they resort to decimal inches.

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Posted : August 3, 2022 6:52 am
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aliquot
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Posted by: @mightymoe

@jimcox 

You do know that in feet we also count one to ten. 

The problem is you also count to 12, 3, 1/8, 5280...asinine. It's as bad as 20 shillings in a pound, 12 pence in a shilling and four farthings in a penny. What was the point of the American Revolution?

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