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Old 02-13-2017, 09:48 PM   #11
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I do indeed fact-check just about everyone. Especially, I fact check-myself. Sometimes, fact-checking myself is a bit embarrassing.

Example: for decades I knew, absolutely, that a pint of water weighs exactly one pound. There's an old saying, A pint's a pound the world around. Once a friend (W4DSW, Don) claimed he knew that was wrong, that it was more than a pound. I disagreed somewhat pompously and obnoxiously. Then, I fact-checked myself, finding to my surprise that he was right. Don still ribs me about it.

Wednesday I'm having cataract surgery on left eye, then two weeks later on right eye. Don will transport me to and from, both times. I'm sure to take a little ribbing.

A US pint is about 1.04 US pounds, and an Imperial (British) pint is about 1-1/4 Imperial pounds.

All my life I've been an amateur student of military history, and for example thought I knew something about the Gallipoli operation in WW1, in which the British sought (unsuccessfully) to take Constantinople by amphibious assault. It was a fiasco, with the Brits committing many classic errors. I've studied it for fifty years at least. Last month I found out I've been pronouncing Gallipoli wrong my whole life long.

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Old 02-14-2017, 08:53 AM   #12
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Good luck on the eye surgery. DW had both eyes done (not at the same time) a couple years ago. Putting drops in the eyes for the couple weeks after is kind of a PITA, but all was successful.

After it's all done you will have a better outlook on life LOL.
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Old 02-16-2017, 06:20 PM   #13
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I do indeed fact-check just about everyone.

A pint's a pound the world around.

A US pint is about 1.04 US pounds, and an Imperial (British) pint is about 1-1/4 Imperial pounds.

Live and learn.
Perhaps the pound means currency and not weight? How much does a pint cost? A pint of really good ale, what ever that might be.
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No; the reference is definitely to weight and volume, of water specifically.
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Old 02-17-2017, 08:46 PM   #15
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Since engineers are famous for estimating, I would have said. " close enough to a pound". It's only 4% off.

Close enough for mixing kooolaid and iced tea.

However, if it involves a really critical life safety issue, then estimates are not appropriate.

I am with Carl, I though a pint was a pound also.

PS- good luck on your surgery, hope everything goes well.
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Old 02-17-2017, 09:33 PM   #16
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good luck on your surgery, hope everything goes well.
Did the left eye two days ago; today I was able to drive around a little, in light traffic, in daylight. Since I have always (since age 7) worn thick glasses, but won't need them after both eyes are done, the two eyes are very different right now. I can get around with the bare left eye, or with my old thick glasses on the right, but can't use both eyes simultaneously until after surgery on the right eye, 01 March. So on the way to lunch with a bunch of hams (we lunch together every Friday) I stopped at the bank for cash, then at a drugstore to buy an eye patch (like Moshe Dayan or Sammy Davis Jr). Driving with only my left eye turned out to be very fatiguing. Ain't gonna drive at night for a while.

The surgery went well. I've known for about four years that I needed to do it. During those four years I asked every doctor I saw about my ophthalmologist's reputation; all said he's the best there is, and no one clammed up or got evasive. Then an old friend (my first Judo instructor in College in 1963), who recently retired after forty-plus years as a pharmacist, asked me whom I expected to do my surgery. I told him, "Tony Weaver". He said he had filled prescriptions for every doctor in North Florida for years and years, and could tell who was having problems, from the prescriptions he filled. Tony Weaver's patients, he said, never have problems. He's the best.

So I'm pretty sure the guy cutting on my eyes is the best around. That's very reassuring.
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That's always a good sign.

My son had lasik surgery when he was 20, he was incredibly near sighted. Things worked out fine, he doesn't use glasses today.
Just wish he didn't jump out of airplanes so much (Army paratrooper).

I'm looking at cataract surgery sometime, dr stays I have a few years left before I need it.

I'm sure you are looking forward to having both eyes completed.
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That's always a good sign.

My son had lasik surgery when he was 20, he was incredibly near sighted. Things worked out fine, he doesn't use glasses today.
Just wish he didn't jump out of airplanes so much (Army paratrooper).

I'm looking at cataract surgery sometime, dr stays I have a few years left before I need it.

I'm sure you are looking forward to having both eyes completed.
You betcha I am.
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