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Comment: Re:Correctly incorrect units (Score 1) 141

by WillKemp (#49548449) Attached to: I spend most of my time ...

I just got back from a vacation in Australia, and was annoyed that the in-flight display thingy insisted
on displaying everything in "correct" units.

Really? Every intercontinental flight i've ever been on (quite a few, but none in the last 5 years) has shown altitude, speed, etc, in both normal and retarded units. Switching entirely to metric must be new - and is a welcome change, because it was mildly irritating waiting for the miles to change to kilometers.

Comment: Re:Feet? (Score 1) 141

by WillKemp (#49548363) Attached to: I spend most of my time ...

It's the 21st. Fortunately we stopped Napoleon at Waterloo, so the french system of units didn't take over the civilised (English speaking) world.

By "civilised" world, i assume you mean the USA - because as far as i can tell, all the rest of the English speaking world use metric. Even the backward Brits use it for most things - except beer and babies.

Comment: Re:Broadband speed and cost vs other countries (Score 0) 142

by WillKemp (#49476073) Attached to: How do your actual ISP speeds compare to the advertised speed?

We can offer 6-18mbps down and 1mbps up, on a single line.

Fuck, you're all at it! The symbol for mega is "M", not "m". "m" is the symbol for "milli" – i.e., 1000th. "1mbps" means one millibit per second, i.e., one bit every thousand seconds. Remind me not to get an account with your ISP.

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