rock out to the apparatus
Can there be any unit of measure more stupid than the Miner’s Inch?
Ah, but my country’s miner’s inch is the biggest. So that makes it alright!
Posted 08 Mar 2004 at 4:37 pm ¶
Well, there’s furlongs per fortnight, but that was intended as a joke. Imperial units used to drive me mad when I was pretending to be an engineer, but we never had anything as silly as that.
Posted 10 Mar 2004 at 1:30 am ¶
Furlongs per fortnight is small beans on the scale of silliness when you consider that it actually measures what it seems it ought to measure. You’d never expect a fancy-pants inch to measure flow…
Fortunately, the miner’s inch has pretty well died; it’s only when going through pre-WWII well logs that I have to deal with it.
Posted 10 Mar 2004 at 8:01 am ¶
Heh, the good ol’ miner’s inch. The only time it makes any sense _at all_ is when you’re talking about irrigation or mining contracts. And then, only somewhat. (I always encountered it as a time/area/depth measure — kinda like a mutant acre-foot.)
Posted 10 Mar 2004 at 5:07 pm ¶
Erm… so what it sounds like to me, Rana, is that a miner’s inch can be used to measure anything and everything – either that, or time does not exist.
I am three miner’s inches hungry, and my fridge is only one miner’s inch full. D’oh!
Posted 10 Mar 2004 at 7:42 pm ¶
That would explain all the contract disputes!
Posted 11 Mar 2004 at 12:29 pm ¶
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