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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

The Cooper-Boles bill, which would make "No "No-deal" scenario" law has passed by a majority of 1. One of the hardcore Brexiteers complained that such a major decision was undertaken by such a slim ajority, by which point a number of irony meters peaked... So no-deal Brexit is o...

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by Bostrom
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 5568

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

WildcatYXU wrote:
Kiwirob wrote:
Allowing holders of driver licence class B to drive electric vans class C1 (light lorrries) up to 2450 kg (2019)


Hmmm...What's the gross weight limit for class B licence holders in Norway?


3.5 tons.

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by Bostrom
Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...
Replies: 28
Views: 13845

Re: Turkmenistan Airlines Business Class: The President is Watching ...

Very interesting report. Thanks for sharing your trip with us!

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by Bostrom
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:41 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.
Replies: 75
Views: 5568

Re: 77% of all new cars in Oslo were pure electric vehicles in march 2019.

Not so much at this time of the year as snow in the Norwegian mountains hasn't really begun melting yet, and the lakes are running low. Then it is payback time, and we Danes fire up our coal plants like crazy to power Norway. If you hadn't been so upset about Barsebäck you could've had CO2-free ele...

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by Bostrom
Mon Apr 01, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

https://twitter.com/SoVeryBrexit/status ... 9426046976
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In Carol Beer's voice: Parliament says no.

This is by the way a great flowchart for what might happen in the next fortnight: https://twitter.com/SoVeryBrexit/status ... 9426046976

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by Bostrom
Mon Apr 01, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cruise ship passenger in hot water over a gun.
Replies: 15
Views: 2986

Re: Cruise ship passenger in hot water over a gun.

The link isn't working, but wow...did she not understand that the Caymans are not part of the US? Working link: https://www.msn.com/en-ca/news/world/a-wisconsin-cruise-ship-passenger-faces-years-in-cayman-islands-prison-after-a-gun-was-found-in-her-luggage/ar-BBVuziS It's a very interesting tone in...

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by Bostrom
Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 271469

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

The future of ARN is causing disagreement in the Swedish government. The minister for infrastructure and the social democrats want to expand Arlanda and double the current traffic, while their coalition partner the greens and the minister for environment are against it. Further reading: https://www....

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by Bostrom
Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

I think it would be possible. Given the WA has failed to gain Parliamentary approval, there's nothing that I'm aware of that would stop the Government putting it forward again with an amendment that required the ratification of a public vote upon Parliament approving it. I'm pretty sure the EU woul...

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by Bostrom
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

The irony of being so sure there won't be another public vote is that if the Government had tied the WA to a confirmatory referendum, it would have easily passed. Why are Brexiteers so afraid of this option? Just to clarify, I take Anna Soubry's position on this. Parliament approves WA+PD, public t...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 28, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 26212

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I am from Europe and I can't remember the last time I used a bus to get to the airplane. I guess you don't fly LCC then. I believe that in most cases the airport charges less for a hard stand than for a gate with a jetway. Also, they have found that it is faster turnaround using airstairs at front ...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 26212

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

The silliest bus boarding I've done was in Tirana (TIA), the plane was parked around 40 metres from the gate, but they used a bus for that distance. Terminal 2 in DXB is that same. You can be parked right in front of the terminal and yet still need to take the bus. I walked on the ramp many times. ...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 28, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

So, in the scenario that MV3 is defeated on Friday a number of options are in play. If round two of indicative votes on Monday fails to produce a clear consensus, then Government will pretty much have to give Parliament three stark choices: 1 - No-Deal Brexit; 2 - ask EU for a long extension in ord...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Not at all. Parliament has made clear and the PM reiterated at the Dispatch Box yesterday, no-deal Brexit is not happening unless Parliament approves it (it's voted strongly against it multiple times). So, in the scenario that MV3 is defeated on Friday a number of options are in play. If round two ...

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by Bostrom
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?
Replies: 188
Views: 26212

Re: Why Are Bus Boardings so Common in Europe and so Rare in the USA?

I have had that happen at FRA several times, and actually enjoy the trip around the apron looking at the planes, very cool! I agree, getting a ride on the apron on the ground at FRA was an interesting way to see the airport. Especially when we drove just behind a row of 747s and A380s, then I reall...

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by Bostrom
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Why is it an unspeakable topic, were North Ireland agree or be pushed to remain in the customs union the border with the ROI can remain open. North Ireland would have the options of : 1. otherwise remaining part of UK, and also having rights to ROI passports and access to the EU 2. being independen...

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by Bostrom
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Garuda to keep 737MAX order, add 787s in agreement with Boeing
Replies: 162
Views: 44144

Re: Official: Garuda cancels remaining 737MAX orders

This frees up slots. Once a fix is in place, Boeing will have to discount the added safety features (added probes, the light, probably to free) and they'll be able to sell. The airlines will want to obviously know the fix, but this is a business opportunity for the airlines looking to buy. Boeing n...

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by Bostrom
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Samoa Airways will not take delivery of 737 Max 9
Replies: 29
Views: 8640

Re: Samoa Airways will not take delivery of 737 Max 9

Given how of there are 350 737MAX delivered and only 2 crashes, can you really say that the MAX keeps crashing? I think 2 crashes of only 350 units over less than 2 years is quite a lot. In addition the crashes are rather identical. If you compare it to other programs within the same class and gene...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

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At least the cartoonists of the world have plenty of material.

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Indeed: the drama is dead, long live the drama. Like I said before, a part of me just says let there be a hardest Brexit as possible and let the Brits take the hit, they wanted it (well the frontmen of Brexit all have made sure that they won't take a hit, but the normal Brits will). And I must say ...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Looks like the EU will only agree to a extension if there is another vote on the WA. Speaker of the House meanwhile told TM there can't be another vote on the WA. Unless there are substantial changes, but the EU made it clear there wont be any changes anymore. How is that going to work out? That's ...

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by Bostrom
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Statement from TM should come soon. Corbyn stormed out of a party leader meeting earlier because the leader of the independents was present. Yeah I just heard that on BBC before May started her speech. Very childish of Corbyn. I had to leave the room (not in disgust :lol:) so didn't hear much more ...

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by Bostrom
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Dutchy wrote:
Any news? Don't see anything in the news here. But we are waiting for election results in The Netherlands.


All the major british media companies are broadcasting the speech at the moment.

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by Bostrom
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

TM to make a statement from Downingstreet 10 soon... I wonder what she'll have to say? Probably more of the same on how she urges others in Parliament to support her and how she has demanded the EU to give her an extension to allow them to so so. One thing I've learned from Brexit is that anything ...

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by Bostrom
Wed Mar 20, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

It is great democracy. The EU Presidential Elections, were open and fair weren’t they? :roll: You haven't voted for Theresa May now did you........ Time to stop this man, time become seriously. No, but in the UK we vote the party, not the leader. We have no say in who becomes EU President do we. Ac...

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by Bostrom
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

I must say I'm confused as to why the usual British shitpapers are piling on Bercow. They don't want the deal, and he made it more difficult for the deal to be passed, shouldn't they be happy ? Or maybe they just want headlines that generate clicks? But it's hard to understand what happens. Daniel ...

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by Bostrom
Tue Mar 19, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

I must admit, I am a fan, mr. Bercow. me too :checkmark: Without a proper functioning leader of the opposition, he is one of the few good people in powerful places we have got! Add me to the list. But to be honest, the competition is not that hard. When all this is over, some time should really be ...

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by Bostrom
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... -same-deal

Very interesting.


In short, no third vote in the commons on the same deal.
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Reinhardt wrote:
Breaking news, and the last of my 4 post spam ;-)

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/20 ... -same-deal

Very interesting.


In short, no third vote in the commons on the same deal.

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordic Aviation - 2019
Replies: 1465
Views: 271469

Re: Nordic Aviation - 2019

Route statistics for UK have been published and I thought it would be interesting to see how traffic from London to the Nordic capitals has developed. London to: CPH: 2,274,621 (-2.0%) ARN: 1,519,790 (-3.2%) OSL: 1,435,831 (+3.6%) KEF: 1,135,192 (+10.6%) HEL: 1,005,046 (+6.3%) London airports inclu...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

yay, The Ministry of Silly Walking has found a solution: Let's move Brexit to end of June. Serious, they just voted for that. After the European Elections and with no idea what would change until then. From the BBC: Mrs May says Brexit could be delayed by three months, to 30 June, if MPs back her w...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

Parliament has actually voted for an extension.

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by Bostrom
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xABJ3sWKIxI
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In the meantime, some musical entertainment: Straight outta the Commons... it’s Still M.A.Y. (featuring Snoop Mogg), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xABJ3sWKIxI

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by Bostrom
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

391 no and 242 yes to the WA, at least a smaller defeat than last time.

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by Bostrom
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Politics and the 737Max
Replies: 196
Views: 12655

Re: Politics and the 737Max

It will probably be the best thing that happened to Airbus in a long time if airlines knew they'd be punished if they for some reason grounded their Boeings.

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by Bostrom
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10598

Re: Imperial System

How the French manage is something else entirely.... :rotfl: I believe it is something like "cent quatre-vingt neuf" which is 100 + (4 x 20) + 9 But in order to be certain, I wrote "one hundred and eighty nine" into Google Translate; apparently the French translation is "18...

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by Bostrom
Mon Mar 11, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

In 2016/17 I used to wonder what Theresa Mays grand plan was with Brexit, but it seems she has merely played a game of survival with no real plan in place at all! I used to think there was no plan, then in November/December last year I entertained the idea it could actually be a cunning plan (to fo...

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by Bostrom
Sun Mar 10, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia
Replies: 59
Views: 12502

Re: Ombudsman official demands grounding of all Boeing 737 MAX 8 in Indonesia

Oh, how wrong you are. There are a MANY things that are the same as the original 737. Boeing wouldn't have been able to grandfather it into the new iterations otherwise. The 737 MAX as it is today would not be certified by the FAA if it wasn't for all the grandfathering from the previous versions. ...

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by Bostrom
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756544

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

For all those people talking of engine failure. Three examples of double engine loss spring to mind. A330 which ran out of fuel at 33,000 feet and glided to land in the Azores. Few elements of luck meant they were close enough. 777 fuel lines iced up on approach to Heathrow, landed short of the run...

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by Bostrom
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?
Replies: 2210
Views: 119380

Re: Brexit part 5:Bye England! See you soon Scotland ?

There has been some interesting speeches made by british politicians recently. Am I the only one with the impression that they fear parliament will not approve the WA and are trying to make sure that whatever happens, no deal or no brexit, they can always blame anything bad on the EU.

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by Bostrom
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 10800

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

We used to have a regular problem in GLASGOW when Atlantic Airways flights from Denmark-Faroe Islands flights would divert in due to weather at FAE. This was regarded as a domestic flight and no-one had passports. UK Immigration had big problems dealing with these, even though the pax would be over...

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by Bostrom
Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 10800

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

This has nothing to do with Schengen. Travel occurs within the French territory so no passport is required. However a valid ID is necessary to board a plane pretty much anywhere in Europe. A national ID card will do between France and RUN to verify the passenger's identity matches that of the board...

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by Bostrom
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?
Replies: 67
Views: 10800

Re: What if a domestic flight diverts to a foreign airport?

Interesting topic! I believe that Air France has some long haul "domestic" flights - eg from Paris to Tahiti or New Caledonia or Madagascar. I heard a story from British Airways. British Airways also had long haul "domestic" flight - between London and Hong Kong. Pax must carry ...

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by Bostrom
Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10598

Re: Imperial System

I seriously doubt that the US will ever fully convert to the metric system. It would be very costly and take years to completely convert. One huge hurdle I see is that changing all of the highway markings and signs to kilometers would be a massively time consuming and expensive undertaking that rea...

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by Bostrom
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10598

Re: Imperial System

Milk is labeled and priced in litres. It just happens to be sold in volumes that correspond to old fashioned pints. Anyway, aside from beer (and milk if it keeps you happy :sarcastic: ) every other liquid is sold in litres. And I've also noted that while a package of butter is usually 500 g in most...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10598

Re: Imperial System

Nobody mentions the core advantage of the metric system: units are linked to each other in a sane way. True. 1km is 1000 meter which is 10'000 decimeter (dm) or 100'000 cm or 1'000'000 mm or (with , as a decimal separator) 1,0000000 km 1000,0000 m 10000,000 dm 100000,00 cm 1000000,0 mm Same number ...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10598

Re: Imperial System

A lot of people are talking about the cost associated with changing out road signs for instance. That's probably a drop in the bucket compared to the cost of changing over all of our standard sheet metal sizes, all the testing that would have to be done to requalify metric sheet sizes etc. The impa...

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by Bostrom
Thu Mar 07, 2019 1:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10598

Re: Imperial System

Medications are written and dosed exclusively in the metric units, most of them in milligrams but some In micrograms, and a few in a grams. Even if they weren’t it wouldn’t matter to 95% of patients. They’re instructed to take “a half pill” or “X number of pills Y times a day.” Liquid formulations ...

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by Bostrom
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10598

Re: Imperial System

The only unit I'd probably struggle with the most is temperature. Fahrenheit is very easy going: 0 is a very cold day; 100 is a very hot day. Celsius, on the other hand, is not: 0 is a cold day; 100 means you're dead. Celsius is easy: water is frozen: < 0C, water is boiling > 100C. So again based o...

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by Bostrom
Wed Mar 06, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Imperial System
Replies: 230
Views: 10598

Re: Imperial System

Another good question is, when will the UK settle on one system? The UK still uses miles. Cars in the UK have mph speedometers. The UK sort of uses both systems. Speed limits are in mph, road lengths are measured in miles, but their width is measured in metres. Temperatures are Celsius, apart from ...

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