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Re: english, the planetary language

in Milliways
In some way, these relatively archaic measurement units are somewhat fascinating to me. In The Netherlands I've seen the use of the "pond" (== pound) mostly on markets selling stuff like vegetables, fruit, nuts and cheese. There even used to be a Dutch pound apparently (around 480 grams). Same thing …

Re: english, the planetary language

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Imperial units are superior, period. Indeed, NASA lost an unmanned mission owing to a mix-up between metric and imperial units. In September 1999, its $125 million Mars Climate Orbiter probe was destroyed because its attitude-control system used imperial units but its navigation software used …

Re: english, the planetary language

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Not long along, French was the Diplomacy language. To be fair, French was all the rage in 18-19 century and still has noticeable influence in Africa and Canada. Perhaps due to climate change Russian may become a more important language, or perhaps Mandarin? Heavily depends on economics and there …

Re: VGA-0021A missing chips

Thermalwrong wrote on 2020-11-20, 22:57: Google says the only pictures of the VGA-0021A are on this forum 😉 I was referring to pics of your own card. Regardless of availability (or lack thereof) of pics online I know how google works.

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