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Comment Re:Why does this matter? (Score 1) 563

It's pretty brilliant. It more or less neutralizes the ability of Trump to bring up her email situation without immediately reminding everyone who Putin supports. Which is S.O.P. politics: Make the other person's strength into a weakness. So Trump's earlier advantage of having the emails to harp on now will remind the public of his support from Putin and the FSB.

Comment Re:That's 129.2F if you're interested. (Score 2) 300

My mother spent most of my childhood while I was learning metric ranting against the metric system. She was absolutely convinced it was a plot to rip her off: that a gallon of milk would be rounded down to 3 liters and still cost as much, that a 5 pound bag of sugar would be rounded down to 2kg and cost as much, and so on.

The "shrink ray" effect of inflation proved that switching to metric was not necessary to rip everyone off, but I suspect that at the time, enough housewives felt the same as her that attempts to switch America to the metric system went nowhere.

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