* Posts by Kelly Dickerson

2 publicly visible posts • joined 18 Jun 2007

So, what's the velocity of a sheep in a vacuum?

Kelly Dickerson

Finally -- Units that ordinary people understand!

With this article, we now have units we can understand upon sight and thought immediately. The claim of the metric crowd is that we are to move away from units with arbitrary multiples to create larger units. With metrication, we have merely moved from random units to random tens of units, subject to constant revision upon the whim of the SI. I've thought of taking a stretch of road in a "metric" country and placing overlays on their road signs giving measures in their historic values. Imagine the French seeing short distances in toises and long distance in French leagues on the signs of their autoroutes.

Computer crash causes bad attitude on ISS

Kelly Dickerson

Shoulda used NetBSD

It bears asking: Is the OS approved for use outside Earth's atmosphere?