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RADAR
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Smoots are the best of all!

 


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Posted : September 21, 2022 12:43 pm
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Smoots are so cool.

 
Posted : September 21, 2022 12:46 pm
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Bill93
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What most of the world uses would be best, but the US never faced up to the pain of real conversion and the pain grows, of both potential conversion, and the pain of not having converted, as the years pass.

Didn't Jefferson wand to make the PLSS metric?

 
Posted : September 22, 2022 3:40 am
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Posted by: @michigan-left

 

Why do you keep your (very old) documents wrapped in chains?

Sounds barbaric...?

So they can Perch on shelves?

Sorry, just my sense of humour (humor, for those who can't spell using the King's English)

Actually it is surprising how much land still bears the effect of the old measurements, especially areas which were once divided up into cultivation strips: one or two rods wide was a very common division and the two rod width often confuses youngsters who assume it should be ten metres.

 

 
Posted : September 22, 2022 4:29 am
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There will be more pushes to switch over, in the meantime I'll keep doing my even foot slope stakes (not possible with the meter) and enjoying not dealing with the changeover. Been there, done that, got the tee shirt and I don't want that tee shirt again. 

 
Posted : September 22, 2022 6:36 am
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@bill93 Jefferson wanted a power-of-10 system for everything, not just length, to go along with dollars and cents. But it was different from metric, probably because his proposal came out about the same time as the metric system.

 
Posted : September 22, 2022 9:55 am
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Posted by: @mightymoe

The foot is superior as a measurement tool. Especially for engineering and surveying. 

I was a big advocate of changing till the DOT projects started rolling in. So glad that's over with, hopefully never to return. 

What was really illustrative was sitting in a big meeting with a room full of engineers from a number of companies and the relief they all expressed that the metric era was finally over. I figured they might have a different opinion than I did,,,,,,everyone was on the same page. 

The change over didn't go as planned. 

 

I hope this post is a victim of sarcasm not translating well?

 
Posted : September 23, 2022 3:54 pm
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@bill93 Andro Linklater's book "Measuring America" (2002) goes into great detail about this issue, and includes a chapter about Thomas Jefferson's ideas and proposals.

 
Posted : September 23, 2022 10:51 pm
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Posted by: @aliquot

 hope this post is a victim of sarcasm not translating well?

It's good to have hope.

 
Posted : September 24, 2022 6:39 am
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Posted by: @mightymoe
Posted by: @aliquot

 hope this post is a victim of sarcasm not translating well?

It's good to have hope.

Better than assuming ignorance or arrogance.

 
Posted : September 24, 2022 10:52 am
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Posted : September 25, 2022 6:38 am
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