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Simon Brooke

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in message <[email protected]>, Alan Braggins
('[email protected]') wrote:

> Pounds are a unit of mass, and a unit of weight. Because they have the
> same name, it is sometimes necessary to specify which one you mean.
> The corresponding units of weight and mass are the poundal and the
> slug. (A poundal is that force that accelerates a mass of one pound at
> one foot per second squared, a slug is the mass that a force of one
> pound accelerates at one foot per second squared.)


Is this true, or a wind up? I love the idea of it!

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Morning had broken, and there was nothing we could do but wait
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David Martin

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On 4/12/04 9:33 pm, in article
[email protected], "Simon Brooke"
<[email protected]> wrote:

> in message <[email protected]>, Alan Braggins
> ('[email protected]') wrote:
>
>> Pounds are a unit of mass, and a unit of weight. Because they have the
>> same name, it is sometimes necessary to specify which one you mean.
>> The corresponding units of weight and mass are the poundal and the
>> slug. (A poundal is that force that accelerates a mass of one pound at
>> one foot per second squared, a slug is the mass that a force of one
>> pound accelerates at one foot per second squared.)

>
> Is this true, or a wind up? I love the idea of it!


Personally I use coffee grounds to get rid of slugs. The problem is that it
requires a lot of them so you have to be on good terms with the local cafe
(or in my case, lab canteen).

...d
 
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Daniel Barlow

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"Just zis Guy, you know?" <[email protected]> writes:

> On Sat, 4 Dec 2004 17:42:41 -0000, "half_pint" wrote
>
>>I don't see how it encourage motorists to break the law they do that
>>all the time anyway.

[...]
> "A key finding which should be noted was that, when commenting on the
> scenarios it was usually the behaviour of the cyclist that was
> criticised – no matter how small the misdemeanour. Few links were made


One could argue that we might as well be hung for sheep as for lambs,
if that's the case; if you're going to attract opprobrium just by,
say, crossing the stop line so that you can start off in front of the
cars, you might as well go the whole hog and jump the lights completely.

Even if we were all perfectly 100% legal all the time, it's my
contention that car drivers would continue to hate us for "perceived
misdemeanours" (taking the lane, filtering between lanes, arriving
first, not having to spend ten minutes looking for a parking place,
wearing lycra, being fitter than they are, exuding smugness, etc etc) no
matter their legality. If even driving instructors can believe that
mandatory cycle lanes are mandatory /for cyclists/, I don't hold out
much hope of the average motorist knowing what the law is.

Not that any of this is an excuse for pavement cycling, which (when
practised by adults, at least) is usually dangerous, stupid,
antisocial and often still slower than just using the road would be.
But half_orc displays every indication of being under the age of
criminal responsibility, so perhaps this doesn't apply to him


-dan

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"please make sure that the person is your friend before you confirm"
 
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Alan Braggins

Guest
Simon Brooke wrote:
>in message <[email protected]>, Alan Braggins
>('[email protected]') wrote:
>
>> Pounds are a unit of mass, and a unit of weight. Because they have the
>> same name, it is sometimes necessary to specify which one you mean.
>> The corresponding units of weight and mass are the poundal and the
>> slug. (A poundal is that force that accelerates a mass of one pound at
>> one foot per second squared, a slug is the mass that a force of one
>> pound accelerates at one foot per second squared.)

>
>Is this true, or a wind up? I love the idea of it!


Google for slug and poundal if you don't believe me.
http://www.sizes.com/units/slug.htm
 
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soup

Guest
Simon Brooke popped their head over the parapet saw what was going on
and said
> in message <[email protected]>, Alan Braggins
> ('[email protected]') wrote:
>
> > Pounds are a unit of mass, and a unit of weight. Because they have
> > the same name, it is sometimes necessary to specify which one you
> > mean. The corresponding units of weight and mass are the poundal
> > and the slug. (A poundal is that force that accelerates a mass of
> > one pound at one foot per second squared, a slug is the mass that a
> > force of one pound accelerates at one foot per second squared.)

>
> Is this true, or a wind up? I love the idea of it!


Sounds about right don't know the specifics but seem to
remember pounds(force) cf newtons and pounds (weight)
cf kilogrammes, have heard the terms slugs and poundals.

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yours S

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