# New measurement alerts! Badgers, great white sharks and the Lindisfarne Gospel

Our thanks today are due to Michelle O'Sullivan, late of this parish, who snapped a wonderful poster boasting to residents of the LINQ Hotel in Las Vegas of its recycling prowess. Image courtesy of Michelle O'Sullivan Guests are informed that" "Every year, The LINQ Hotel recycles the equivalent weight of 600 great white …

1. what about 128 calves (clv) = 1 Lindisfarme Gospel (LFG) ?

1. what about 128 calves (clv) = 1 Lindisfarme Gospel (LFG) ?

The problem I see with that is that 128 clv doesn't take into account weight added by ink, binding, etc.so...

128 CLV + AMB = 1 LFG

1. #### I see what you did there!

Very good, have 568ml of mead on me

1. #### Re: I see what you did there!

I think that we should, henceforth, know 568ml, or 1 pint, as the equivilent of 1 Reg unit.

So we can say, with some certainty, 5 Reg units = 1 reg Friday Lunchtime, or a RFL for short.

2. "what about 128 calves (clv) = 1 Lindisfarme Gospel (LFG) ?"

Not really a useful unit conversion. However if we could get the area of a calf or a Lindisfarne Gospel and then link that up with say the square yard, we get a really decent set of area conversions. For example the LFG to a nanowales will simply fall straight out.

1. "However if we could get the area of a calf or a Lindisfarne Gospel and then link that up with say the square yard, we get a really decent set of area conversions"

Similar to an "acre" - the amount of land a yoke of oxen could plough in a day.

https://www.britannica.com/science/British-Imperial-System#ref23098

1. Why do I foresee spherical calves in a vacuum coming up in the near future, to possibly displace or update the cows?

1. Why do I foresee spherical calves in a vacuum coming up in the near future, to possibly displace or update the cows?

Age would also need to be taken into account as the older they get, the heavier they are. OTOH.... veal on the hoof!!!!

2. Oh, for a moment there I thought 64 people had lost the skin from back of their lower legs. Of course that would create confusion in the standardized units as we'd need to know how many calf skins made up a calf skin.

2. #### Recycling forces

> We can't even grok how absolutely revolutionary this is

Not very, I suspect. Surely all forces are recycled? First law of thermodynamics, conservation of energy and all that

1. #### Re: Recycling forces

But force isn't conserved.

We need a force conservation movement

1. #### Re: Recycling forces

We need a force conservation movement? Just a moment...

1. #### Re: Recycling forces

first or second?

2. #### Re: Recycling forces

Given that the force was strong in Luke. Would a measure of force recycling be one skywalker?

Has anyone seen a coat with a light sabre in it?

3. #### Those sharks

With or without frickin lasers?

1. #### Re: Those sharks

With or without frickin lasers?

They are great whites - are they even allowed to exist without the frickin lasers?

1. #### Re: Those sharks

Dunno about great whites, but apparently it works with lemon sharks (Negaprion brevirostris) :

Finally, a Shark With a Laser

4. You should stop using the jub unit. It's offensive.

1. If we stopped something around here every time it got offensive, nothing would ever happen.

2. You should stop using the jub unit. It's offensive.

3. @dl1

Offensive to whom?

1. #### @Huw D

Offensive to whom?

Careful... a comment like that can unleash a blizzard of snowflakes and hordes of SJW''s upon us.

2. >Offensive to whom?

In the case of the total jub that just became POTUS - just about everyone

5. Did any of that mean anything?

1. Er... you've not been here very long, have you?

2. #### NO!

And that is the whole point

1. #### Maybe

It depends entirely on your viewpoint.... which is not necessarily the same as your point of view.

1. #### Re: Maybe

Or to quote the great Tom Lehrer (in reference to Gilbert and Sullivan, but who cares) -

"It's full of words and symbols, and signifies.... nothing!"

1. #### Re: Maybe

Something for the weekend: Tom Lehrer - Full Copenhagen Performance

6. #### I really must remember that the next time I go to pick up a badger

but maybe the priority should go to remembering to put on chainmail.

7. #### and it's not even Friday yet

Thank you for this. Although I must now clean my monitor, desk, and a co-worker who walked by at just the wrong moment...

8. #### Bah!

A most timely update that is a model of clarity and brevity.

So-called "scientists"! Take note!

9. #### There's something fishy about that standards page.

The definitive guide to the speed of a sheep in a vacuum concludes that:

> The Vulture Central standard velocity for a sheep in a vacuum is, therefore, c/(50+0), or 5,995 km/sec

However, the units converter pegs it at 2998 km/sec.

Additionally, the volume of the known universe is missing entirely.

Reg, has your standards bureau been infiltrated?

1. #### Re: There's something fishy about that standards page.

> The Vulture Central standard velocity for a sheep in a vacuum is, therefore, c/(50+0), or 5,995 km/sec

However, the units converter pegs it at 2998 km/sec.

This is better known as an Alternative Fact.

Mine is the one with the alternative universe in the pocket.

1. #### Re: There's something fishy about that standards page.

'Mine is the one with the alternative universe in the pocket."

Only one?

1. #### Re: There's something fishy about that standards page.

"Only one?"

Ya - it's early. Nobody has made a decision yet. Multiverse is pending a decision.

2. #### Re: There's something fishy about that standards page.

> The Vulture Central standard velocity for a sheep in a vacuum is, therefore, c/(50+0), or 5,995 km/sec

However, the units converter pegs it at 2998 km/sec.

Yours appears to be broken:

``` \$ units Currency exchange rates from www.timegenie.com on 2014-04-02 2891 units, 109 prefixes, 79 nonlinear units You have: c/50 You want: km/s * 5995.8492 / 0.00016678205 You have: 5995.8492 km/s You want: sheepinvacuum * 1 / 1 You have: ```

10. #### Carry on

And have a few of these to help.

11. #### Missing units

As you're now upgrading the very helpful Reg Units Converter, I'd like to draw your attention to one physical quantity still sorely lacking: explosive force. We need to be able to properly convert SpaceX landing mishaps into an e-cigarette's Spontaneous Rapid Disassembly. To that end I propose the Mythbusters Cement Mixer, or MCM, (0.34 ton TNT) and the Pepcon (2700 ton TNT).

12. #### Trigger warnings?

All very well and all hail the new Reg units, but what do you take us commentards for? We don't need no frikkin trigger warnings!

13. #### I've been waiting patiently but...

Nobody has posted the obligatory...

Sorry.

14. #### Why are people bringing so many sharks to the hotel in the first place?

that's the real question!

1. #### Re: Why are people bringing so many sharks to the hotel in the first place?

Great White Card Sharks?

2. #### Re: Why are people bringing so many sharks to the hotel in the first place?

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas.