OT: Quote of the day

Stan Halpin stan at stans-photography.info
Sat Oct 3 00:05:55 EDT 2009

That site only gives conversions for English cubits. For some reason  
it is hard for me to believe that the personage Scott has been hearing  
from about boat building really intended English cubits. What we  
really need is a conversion table for Phoenician cubits or the like.


On Oct 2, 2009, at 6:21 PM, Joseph McAllister wrote:

> On Oct 2, 2009, at 16:11 , Scott Loveless wrote:
>>> When's the last time you measured anything with cubits?
>> I was given very specific instructions for the boat I'm building  
>> right
>> now.  All of the measurements are in cubits, which I find quite odd.
>> I tried to plug them into a unit conversion app, but the general
>> contractor threw a fit.  Anyway, just thought you guys should know
>> that "somebody" is still using f'ing cubits.
> Tell your contractor to go to:
> http://www.engineersedge.com/calculators/length/length_cubits.htm
> which will give him all the conversions he needs.
> Joseph McAllister
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