Metsfanmax wrote:I've never particularly liked the candela.
Or a candlefoot.
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Woodruff wrote:In my house, the term "nerd" is a compliment, mister!
MegaProphet wrote:unless I can nominate the entire imperial system
saxitoxin wrote:Your position is more complex than the federal tax code. As soon as I think I understand it, I find another index of cross-references, exceptions and amendments I have to apply.
Timminz wrote:Yo mama is so classless, she could be a Marxist utopia.
jonesthecurl wrote:The decibel. A logarithmic scale. Anyone hear me?
It’s not perhaps a sentiment one has too often in life, but it can be said without hesitation that the past year or so has been a good one for popular accounts of the lives of 17th-century English polymaths.
Haggis_McMutton wrote:Also, I put forward the system of measurement proposed by the legendary Donald Knuth(also known in these forums for his appearance in the "Serial killer or computer programmer" thread) in his first published paper.Knuth published his first "scientific" article in a school magazine in 1957 under the title "Potrzebie System of Weights and Measures." In it, he defined the fundamental unit of length as the thickness of Mad #26, and named the fundamental unit of force "whatmeworry." Mad published the article in issue #33 (June 1957).
tzor wrote:Woodruff wrote:In my house, the term "nerd" is a compliment, mister!
Back in R.P.I. in the days before the evil state pushed the drinking age to 21, we used to spell nerd "knurd."
Why? Because an R.P.I. Engineer was in one of two binary modes at any one time.
He was either being a "knurd" pulling an overnighter for the exam the next morning.
Or he was the exact opposite ...
MeDeFe wrote:MegaProphet wrote:unless I can nominate the entire imperial system
Indeed, in hindsight it was no wonder the empire disintegrated.
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