Dimensions in SI units
Posted Jul 25, 2006 3:59 UTC (Tue) by drag
In reply to: Dimensions in SI units
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I use the 'English' system of pounds and inches mostly exclusively by myself.
I donno, it's just what I am used to. It's difficult to get a mental picture of centimeters or how much a kilogram weighs. With pounds and inches it makes estimation easier for me.
Of course I freely translate between different systems of measurement when I feel like it.
Also inches and feet are more fitting to the human body. My thumb is a inch wide, my foot is almost a foot long. All the roads in the country side are in a exact mile wide grid. Spread out from finger tip to finger tip with my arms outstretched is two yards almost exactly and I weigh pretty much 200 pounds.
I am basicly my own built in measurement system. :P
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