At the time the units developed, the concept of interchangeable parts was foreign. Assembly lines were non-existent. Making a road 8 feet wide so a chariot could fit didn't require any more precision than the average foot. Knowing that it was 25,000 paces (25 miles) to the next town was good enough to suit the need.
So, we ended up with a foot being, well, the length of a foot. A mile ("mille passus") being 1000 paces, etc. The needs were to measure small units (foot), or large distances (mile), so the conversion wasn't often needed (who builds a mile long building, or steps toe-to-heal across Europe?)
Then you get a pound being equivalent to so many grains of wheat (or a different number of grains of barley), etc.
It made sense at the time, and worked well enough.
BTW, 16 oz in a lb is from binary powers, easily divisible. The history of temperature units is interesting and convoluted, but 32 for freezing is based on binary divisions (64 units) between that and human body temperature (96). 0 was ice+salt. So again, it was an attempt at units which could be duplicated independently.
The SI has officially been""the preferred system of weights and measures for United States trade and commerce" since 1975, so it's well past time to make that mean something.
No sympathy for innumerates who find it difficult, because it is in fact much simpler.
From their TOS (emphasis added):
Restrictions on Use. The Service is a consumer grade service and is not designed for or intended to be used for any commercial purpose.
... For example, you may not ... use it for high volume purposes, or engage in similar activities that constitute such use (commercial or non-commercial)....You also may not ... use the Service to host any type of server.
I'd say that 300x average constitutes "high volume," and servers are definitely covered.
Now, they likely don't care, and look the other way, if you're running a personal email or Subsonic server for your own use. But providing file sharing, video streaming and VPN services to all your family and friends is abusive.
According to whois, RonPaul.com was registered in 2000 while RonPaul.org was registered in 1999. The current owner of RonPaul.org is DN Capital Inc, a company based in Panama, while RonPaul.com is owned by WKF Corp, another company based in Panama.
Odd, because when I do a whois, ronpaul.com points to a privacy service. If you had read the decision about ronpaul.org, you would have found this to explain the Panama Conspiracy:
By way of background, Respondent explains that the original registration for the Domain Name on July 28, 1999, by Donny McIveron on behalf of Complainant, expired on July 28, 2012. On September 13, 2012, the Domain Name was purchased by Customer 13725, who resold it to the Respondent DN Capital Inc. Respondent claims it received the Domain Name on October 30, 2012 and resold it on November 4, 2012 to JNR Corp. (âoeJNRâ), which is stated to be a group of dedicated activists and independent grassroots supporters of Complainantâ(TM)s political ideals. When the Complaint was filed in this case, JNR still had one payment left to make to Respondent to complete its purchase of the Domain Name, so the WhoIs records for the Domain Name still listed Respondent as owner.
Then you go on...
"RP wanted only the domain name, yet the "owners" of the site wanted to sell him the whole thing for a huge chunk of cash?"
That's inaccurate. They didn't want to sell at all. It was only after Ron Paul's organization approached them that they put a price on the domain.
I've got a portable (contractor's) generator, and an inlet wired through a transfer switch. That can power my natural gas furnace (heat in the winter), my well pump (water, including flush toilets), my freezer (steaks on the grill are much better than canned Dinty Moore Beef Stew), and provides a bit of general lighting. Supplemental heat from a woodburning fireplace. I can go forever if only a local outage (can still get gas by driving a ways). SHTF, and no natural gas, I can go for well over a week with a couple of 5 gallon jugs of gas, plus the ability to siphon gas from the cars.
You are, quite simply, wrong, at least for the common definition of "wire."