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    Voronezh EW radar: News

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    Post  Hole Wed Feb 17, 2021 12:19 pm

    Only in english. Wink
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    Post  GarryB Thu Feb 18, 2021 3:29 am

    Not really... the word Metre is French because the Metric system is French.

    The Americans misspelling it is just ignorance, which is why the language they speak has to be called American English.

    It is just like in the west they call it the periodic table because they don't want to give credit for something so fundamental to modern science to a Russian.

    Honestly I am surprised Americans don't prefer to call the unit Metre because it makes it sound foreign and strange which is what the metric system is to most Americans.

    I remember one time NASA lost a rocket because the numbers for the plans got mixed up... the engineers were working with the metric system but the PR department converted everything to Imperial measures for the general public to understand. It seems those conversions got mixed up and a rocket was built to mixed measures and it failed.

    Of course it is the difference between precision and accuracy... imperial... with its fractions is very precise but not necessarily accurate.

    Metric is less precise but more accurate.

    ie 1/3rd of an inch is very precise but no measuring device has that level of precision.

    1/3rd of 1 inch.... 1 inch is 25.1mm so 1/3rd is 8.366666666666666666666666666666666666666.... the 6s continue forever, yet no measuring device could measure to such precision, meaning very precise but not actually accurate.

    Fractions measure to an accuracy that is not attainable, which is why metric is better.... instead of ungodly fractions that quickly become meaningless at very small sizes, you just go for a different unit multiplier... you can't measure much that is smaller than nano metres.
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    Post  Hole Thu Feb 18, 2021 11:40 am

    It´s meter in german. Millimeter. Kilometer. welcome

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