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Message 56 of 134 (697813)
04-30-2013 10:45 AM
Reply to: Message 51 by Coragyps
04-30-2013 9:09 AM


May I interrupt for a nano-second?
Percy, I'm not at all sure "nano-" was in use back in 1960-something. I vaguely remember "millimicro-" as a prefix back then - and SI units were only adopted in 1960, anyway.
You might be right about that. However, "pico" was in wide use. We were already rating capacitors in pico-farads in the 1950s and probably much earlier.

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Message 96 of 134 (697938)
05-01-2013 7:23 PM
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05-01-2013 2:30 PM


Re: No Fracking Problem
Faith writes:
Darn tootin, I like America being unique too.
It would be nice if our uniqueness were in being ahead of the rest of the world, rather than being behind the rest of the world.

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