View Full Version : For The Measurement Conversion Impaired
10-20-2002, 11:12 AM
10-20-2002, 01:01 PM
This is the one I use the most.
10-20-2002, 07:35 PM
Those converters are not much use. There's no place to enter a cubit or an ox-goad. And some of the clothing sizes stop short of us fat...er...husky guys.
Several years ago I had to buy a new calculator for school and so I got the TI-86. Now if you ain't used these new fangled graphic caluculator you will be amazed at the stuff they can do.
But back to the topic at hand. This calcculator has built in conversions for almost any type of measue and if it don't have it it is not that hard to program it to do it.
Best conversion tool I've got.
10-21-2002, 05:41 PM
er...howabout furlongs per fortnight...? :D :D
10-21-2002, 06:42 PM
Wow Palidin that vaguely brings back an exam question I once had, something about how fast a snail is moving in furlongs per fortnight.
10-21-2002, 08:07 PM
"er...howabout furlongs per fortnight...?"
You got one slow horse there, paladin.
10-22-2002, 02:31 PM
I once heard someone quote the speed of light i furllongs/fortnight. :D I wish i could remember the number :rolleyes:
How about this one, it's got cubits in there somewhere
10-22-2002, 04:32 PM
oh, man those TI's are phenomenal tools. I had the -81 back in highschool, which got loaned/gifted to a friend. Then the -86 in college, which was a time-saving GODSEND that got stolen with a bunch of books a month before exams in my final year. now I'm on the -91 (i think) and I'm only just coming up to speed on it.
they can be a handicapping crutch, though, when occasion arises when one must use any other calculator. I've completely lost the ability to do complex math without seeing the previous three operations still on the screen.
Engineer friends tell me that the next step is to have scientific calculator software on a palmpilot. the nerd in me drools at the thought.....
10-23-2002, 11:58 AM
Kria: Yep, it's got cubits. Now how about ox-goads, the foundation of most "English" linear measures longer than a foot or a yard. It does have rods, into which the ox-goad was standarized.
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