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Is the newton a unit of avoirdupois yet

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Old 06-10-2004, 10:55 AM
Donald G. Shead
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My not being a physist, except an amatuer of it; leads me to ask the
following questions of you who ARE real physicists:

When the metric system first came out why didn't the people of France
like it? Why did Napolean grant a reprieve from it?

Now _please_, if you don't mind, will only real physicists who have
what they believe something constructive to say answer? I've been
flamed enough already.
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Old 06-10-2004, 02:16 PM
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"Donald G. Shead" wrote:
[snip]

"Why is Dumb Donny shitHead ineducable?"

Because you are both stoooopid and psychotic. Boring, too, and
perseverative in the usual criminal sense.

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Old 06-10-2004, 02:26 PM
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"Donald G. Shead" <[Only registered users see links. ]> wrote
in:[Only registered users see links. ] ...

No, obviously you haven't.


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Old 06-10-2004, 02:26 PM
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[Only registered users see links. ] (Donald G. Shead) wrote in message news:<48402bae.0406100255.19bf660d@posting.google. com>...

No, I'm not a real physicist. I'm not even a fake physicist. I've never
pretended to be a physicist and I never will. A mathematician: that's
what I am. Why do you keep posting questions concerning Physics here at
sci.math? This is a *Mathematics* newsgroup, not a *Physics* newsgroup.

And, yes, it's a real question and I would very much like to get an answer.

Best regards,

Jose Carlos Santos
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Old 06-10-2004, 03:18 PM
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On 10 Jun 2004 03:55:00 -0700, [Only registered users see links. ] (Donald G. Shead)
wrote:


Donald, you are an inconsiderate bastard who routinely posts drivel in
two newsgroups you never read. If you want "only real physicists" to
answer, your crossposting to a nonphysics newsgroup shows quite
clearly that you are nothing but a befuddled old crackpot and crank.

You have nothing to say, and say it poorly--and you are Dishonest Don
on top of being an idiot.

You never deserve a serious answer.

Flaming isn't really enough; burning at the stake is what you deserve.
Nobody likes to see the wasted bandwidth of you getting flamed, but
not one of the serious answers to your babble have ever penetrated
even a millimeter into that thick skull of yours.

Gene Nygaard
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Old 06-10-2004, 04:00 PM
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In sci.math, Donald G. Shead
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on 10 Jun 2004 03:55:00 -0700
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Try a history group for the answer to that. :-)

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Old 06-10-2004, 05:01 PM
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[Only registered users see links. ] (Donald G. Shead) wrote in message news:<48402bae.0406100255.19bf660d@posting.google. com>...

Why are you asking a history question in a physics newsgroup?


You know, I really doubt that.
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Old 06-10-2004, 07:19 PM
Donald G. Shead
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[Only registered users see links. ] (Jose Carlos Santos) wrote in message news:<184bc135.0406100626.1381d21@posting.google.c om>...

Surely Hosay, it can't be filling up your newsgroup, so why can't you
just ignore my posts if they bother you that much. I'm able to post
simultaneously to four newsgroups without violating the "charter".
I've been considering also posting to sci.physics.relativity, except
that I don't believe in it; so I don't, very often; so far.

Any mathematician who thinks mathematics is _not_ crucial to physics
is not much of a mathematician. I'm seeking the truth of physics, and
hoping some good mathematicians will offer some.

Several years ago alt.sci.physics was 'petering out', as will your
newsgroup if you don't get some "traffic": I'd hate to see that
happen: I need _good_ advice on mathematics; especially regarding
physics.
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Old 06-10-2004, 07:31 PM
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[Only registered users see links. ] (Jose Carlos Santos) wrote in message news:<184bc135.0406100626.1381d21@posting.google.c om>...

Look up the history of the "Système Usuel", Napoleon's replacement
(1812-1837)for the 1795 metric system. Napoleon saw the need for a
unified system of weights and measures (which France had not had
before 1795) but appears to have himself disliked units based on
decimal multiples and went along with popular resentment in creating a
new system.

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Old 06-10-2004, 07:52 PM
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On 10 Jun 2004 12:19:54 -0700, [Only registered users see links. ] (Donald G. Shead)
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How could you possibly know anything about the traffic on sci.math,
Dishonest Don? You don't go there. You've never even visited it,
have you?

Gene Nygaard
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