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Revenge is sweet! Answered

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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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

11 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

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

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)

L

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

Reply 10 years ago

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.)

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Zaphod Beeblebrox
Zaphod Beeblebrox

Reply 10 years ago

we grew up knowing that and are too lazy to change

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. And Roman numerals for Btu multipliers. Eg, M = 1000, MM = 1000000. MMBTU <shrug>

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

Perhaps they are more convenient?

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 11 years ago

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

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

We do everything in miles over here.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. 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!

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ll.13
ll.13

Reply 11 years ago

*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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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. Everything I know about GB I learned from watching Monty Python and Benny Hill. :)

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

Reply 11 years ago

I think the brits use the english system and pounds (I wonder why....) wheres mainland europe and such use metric and euros.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Although we do science in metric, we are the only EU country to use miles on our roads (although we now buy our petrol in litres).

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 11 years ago

What is even funnier, is that we use pounds and ounces liquid and solid, for almost everything, but big bottles of soda come in one or two liters LOL

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whatsisface
whatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

And our milk, even though it still has pints written on the side in larger letters :P

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kelseymh
kelseymh

Reply 11 years ago

You have calibrated Speedos? Do I dare ask where the gauge is located?

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. ROFLMAO I didn't even see that one coming. . The gauge is in the usual place, it's just a little more difficult to see the indicator.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

Especially on the models that carry heavier loads...

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. LOL Now that was a definite violation of the Be Nice policy. :P

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 11 years ago

I thought is was if you can't find the stick or need a flashlight to see, then you shouldn't be driving...heehee

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 11 years ago

>innocent whistle<

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Keith-Kid
Keith-Kid

Reply 11 years ago

ROFL!!!

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gmjhowe
gmjhowe

Reply 11 years ago

The speedo dials have both km, and miles on them. so, its easy, the km tends to be smaller less obtrusive in the middle.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 11 years ago

. Ah. "Thank you" to you and Kiteman for clearing it up.

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Rock Soldier
Rock Soldier

11 years ago

Ironic. Getting caught speeding by your own speeding camera, or w/e they're called.

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

11 years ago

Apparently he wasn't thinking fast enough to talk his way out of the ticket...

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KentsOkay
KentsOkay

11 years ago

That's funny. I recall reading that the person who invented the speed trap got nabbed by it as well.

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