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Revenge is sweet!

Call me immature, call me vindictive, but this news made me HA! out loud;

The chief executive of a speed trap manufacturer has lost his license for doing 102.9mph

Hah, serves the {deleted expletive} right!

BBC story

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NachoMahma7 years ago
. I looked at the link and I read that the guy lost his license for driving 102.9 meters per hour. Me thinks to myself "Wait a minute - that's less than 1 mile per hour! ... oh. ' miles per hour'." Wasn't expecting that on a UK web site. LOL
A though occurred to me today (originating in one of the moments of incredulity while watching The Matrix) - why does America (so prond of winning a war of independence) still use the BTU? (we gave that up a long time ago and we are B)

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Same reason we s till use Miles, inches, fahrenheit, and ect.
By the time the government thought about it, it would cost much more money then we had to change everything. Even for renaming it ATU.
(Then you have to think about how much to would cost to tell EVERYONE about the change.)
we grew up knowing that and are too lazy to change
. And Roman numerals for Btu multipliers. Eg, M = 1000, MM = 1000000. MMBTU <shrug>
Perhaps they are more convenient?
Well if you're still using pounds and Fahrenheit, I guess so. Could have tweaked the definition a bit and created the American Thermal Unit (ATU)...? L
We do everything in miles over here.
. The (very few) European speedos I've seen were calibrated in km/hr. Is my sample size too small? It that just speedos on the Continent? Are y'all constantly doing the conversion while driving? Or did I just dream that Euro speedos are metric? Enquiring minds want to know!
*wonders why most Americans seem to think we're all metric* =|

actually, we use metric and imperial, just depends what for, clothes, distance, weight, height, length (long or short) &c. ;-)
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