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Subject:Re: The Celsius conversion From:Chris Hamilton <chamilton -at- GR -dot- COM> Date:Thu, 8 May 1997 13:43:26 -0500
Bob: A lot of people don't know how to do metric.
Doug: Me, either, eh?
Bob: OK, so here's an easy way. You double it and add thirty. So if on
the radio it says"Okay, t'day it'll be cloudy and five degrees", you
double it (5 and 5 is 10) and add thirty (and thirty is forty). It's the
ol' 40 degrees.
Doug: How many beers would that be if you had a six pack?
Bob: Six and six is twelve and 30 is 42 beers. Forty-two metrics beers.
Doug: Boy, count me in on metric.
Wayne J. Douglass wrote:
> At 01:18 PM 5/8/97 -0400, Roz Ault wrote:
> >Or, to get back to something approaching an on-topic
> >message -- I love this little rhyme because it's
> >such an elegant solution for the problem of giving
> >the user the right information in the right way to
> >accomplish the task at hand. In this case, you don't
> >really want to go through all the work of
> >remembering and executing a mathematical formula --
> >you just want an easy way to figure out what you
> >should wear when the weather forecast predicts a
> >high temperature of 15 degrees.
> Can "30 Days Hath September" be far behind?
> --Wayne Douglass
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