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(Not to mention mixing tonnes and tons)

It's a good article otherwise, thanks.  I was surprised that the externalities of coal were 2* the price!

by njh on Wed Apr 28th, 2010 at 07:09:56 PM EST
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For coal, it's almost 4 times the price, and I'm sure that is conservative. As for units, 1000 kg = 1 tonne, 2000 lbs - 1 ton, and at least we don't weigh in units of stones (114 lbs) or measure time in fortnights, or use velocity units of furlongs per fortnight any more.


by nb41 on Wed Apr 28th, 2010 at 11:14:37 PM EST
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Actually, I quite like fortnights, human scale time is inherently non-metric, and a fortnight is a useful length of time.

you can keep the furlongs, knots, flozs etc.

(of course, having lived in the US I actually speak american imperialism fluently :)

by njh on Thu Apr 29th, 2010 at 02:25:38 AM EST
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