[time-nuts] time-nuts Digest, Vol 33, Issue 3

Colin Bradley colinbradley10 at yahoo.com
Sun Apr 1 23:16:20 EDT 2007

When the Indiana State Legislature tried to make Pi = to 3.000

Message: 1
Date: Sun, 01 Apr 2007 17:20:09 +0000
From: "Poul-Henning Kamp" <phk at phk.freebsd.dk>
Subject: Re: [time-nuts] Ultra low phase noise floor measurement
    system    forRF devices.
To: Discussion of precise time and frequency measurement
    <time-nuts at febo.com>
Message-ID: <72256.1175448009 at critter.freebsd.dk>

In message <460FD021.9000401 at erols.com>, Chuck Harris writes:

>We can play that game Poul-Henning, by using joules, one thing becomes easy,
>and another becomes hard, but in the end, you always have to return to remembering
>arbitrary constants.

That's likely to be a matter of fact for any universe :-)

>How many joules does it take to heat up one gram of water 1C ?
>With calories it is easy: 1 calorie.

Right, so it's easy for water, but what about gasoline ?

I far prefer to be able to convert effortlessly between units, than to 
embedd arbitrary material properties in my measurement units.

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