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RE: OT: Standards was Re: Does everything depend on everything?

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>From: johannes@physik.blm.tu-muenchen.de
>To: debian-user@lists.debian.org
>Subject: RE: OT: Standards was Re: Does everything depend on
>Date: Sat, 31 Oct 2009 22:05:09 +0100
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>>Dennis Wicks wrote:
>>> Sadly, only three nations have the good sense not to spend 10's of
>>> millions of their GNP converting to Yet Another Arbitrary System
>>> Measurement. Burma, Liberia, and the United States.
>>FWIW, I don't think that it makes sense that different countries,
>>use different sets of standards. The standards [1] of the ISO [2]
>>not 'Yet Another Arbitrary System Of Measurement'. They are *the*
>>standard that exists. All other systems are arbitrary (ie. different
>>different countries, different purposes, etc.).
>>Note that this very mailing list would not exist in its present
>form, if
>>instead of a common standard there were different implementations
>>email for the different applications and/or countries. There are
>>more examples, why common standards are important.
>>[1] http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Si_units
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In support of Johannes there is a common set of standard units in
Physics called SI (The International System of Units).  Use of SI
allows the computation of quantities as simple as Force to as complex
as Entropy without having to worry about unit conversion.
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