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Foot, meter? eh, same thing. [Mar. 11th, 2006|11:10 am]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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I'm reading a (paper) article about the new Mars probe. The article starts by describing all the failures of previous Mars missions, highlighting especially the one where the metric/imperial units were messed up. But then the article goes on to say of the current mission:

... powerful camera, blah blah, imaging items as small as one meter .....

Then,

... unusual resolution and clarity, blah blah, imaging items as small as one foot across .....

*sigh*
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[User Picture]From: mart
2006-03-12 01:57 am (UTC)

They could have at least defined it in centimeters. Or centimetres.

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