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Old 05-03-2004, 12:00 AM
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In sci.physics, Gene Nygaard
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Pedant point: if they use springs they most definitely read
in Newtons. (Admittedly, one needs a conversion factor,
and bathroom scales aren't exactly the epitome of accuracy
anyway, so a 4% "fudge factor" is mostly tolerable even
though that could mean an extra 10 pounds for an individual
weighing 250 lbs, depending on location -- fortunately, we
don't move *that* much.)


I for one am not entirely certain why kg-f would be all that useful,
unless one can't be bothered to keep track of 'g'. But Newtons
are very straightforward to use.

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Old 05-03-2004, 07:59 PM
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In sci.physics, Richard Henry
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Yeah, but some of us -- myself included -- like to beat our
heads against a hard stone wall; it feels so good when we stop.

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