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posted by LaminatorX on Monday February 24 2014, @12:30AM   Printer-friendly
from the How-many-slugs-to-the-stone? dept.

AnonTechie writes:

"I have the following requests to members of this new forum:

1) Please use SI Units wherever possible. Alternative comparative units such as swimming pools, size of Florida, cars, libraries of congress, etc are also welcome ...

2) Please cover tech/science related stories from around the world. Please do not make this a US only website !!

Cheers and best wishes,


[ED Note: We as a community welcome submissions from around the world, as befits our international userbase. The Editorial team in particular is looking closely at including voices from outside the U.S. as we continue to grow. As for the units question in particular, stories will certainly arrive with a variety of units depending on the origin of the submission. We encourage, though do not require, submitters to include conversions where appropriate for clarity out of courtesy to your fellow readers. Though we try to use a light touch when making edits to story submissions, Editors may add these from time to time as well, should clarity demand and time permit.

Soylentils, does the current ad-hoc approach meet your needs, or do you favor a more formal approach from your news discussion site?]

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by M. Baranczak on Monday February 24 2014, @01:35AM

    by M. Baranczak (1673) on Monday February 24 2014, @01:35AM (#5432)

    Thank you! My productivity on the job just shot up by 420 kirabs per muhurta.

    For the record, 'units' is also pre-installed on Mac OS.

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  • (Score: 2, Funny) by Yog-Yogguth on Monday February 24 2014, @02:56AM

    by Yog-Yogguth (1862) Subscriber Badge on Monday February 24 2014, @02:56AM (#5473) Journal

    Interesting... my kinetic viscosity of intelligence (it slowly drips through) accelerated by 1 stokes per lentor, or 0.016968364 cobalt if you prefer :3

    I don't know how that happened, I don't think it is right or proper, and I do not want to know because that's supposed to be a full 0.1‰ improvement in technobabble! :D

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