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Old 04-01-2011, 10:27 AM   #1
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Didn't know exactly where to place this, but you need to know this TODAY!

I just saw this press release and thought others would be interested.

National Institute of Science and Technology

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March, 31, 2011

NIST Announces the Final Phase of Conversion to the Metric System

Boulder, Colorado ? The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today the final phase of the conversion to the metric system. The standards for measuring lengths and weights was established in the U.S. in 1984 when the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST) completed Phase 1 and Phase 2 of the conversion under the Metric Conversion Act of 1975.

This final phase completes the conversion by converting legacy time units into metric time units. Beginning in 2012, time measurement in the U.S. will be in metric time (MT) rather than legacy time (LT). Legacy time allows for 24 hours in a day, 60 minutes in an hour, and 60 seconds in a minute. Under metric time, a day will be 10 metric hours (MH), a metric hour will be 100 metric minutes (MM), and a metric minute will be 100 metric seconds (MS).

As it is expected that the complete conversion will take the entire year, NIST will not enforce the penalties provided for under the Metric Conversion Act until the beginning of 2013 for those who do not immediately make the conversion.

A few simple conversions:

1 legacy hour = 0.42 metric hours
8 legacy hours = 3.33 metric hours
1 legacy minute = 0.69 metric minutes
1 legacy second = 1.15 metric seconds

This press release may be further disseminated.

If your retired, I think it will be easier.

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Old 04-01-2011, 03:03 PM   #2
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This IS APRIL 1st isn't it ??????


Maybe the "YO-BAMA" administration will bring out a new program to buy us all new clock's , go figure.
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Old 04-01-2011, 05:12 PM   #3
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Is that local time or UTC?



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Old 04-01-2011, 06:39 PM   #4
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C.E.T. Andy, Coordinated European Time !
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Old 04-01-2011, 06:57 PM   #5
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So,
1 Metric hour = 2.4 legacy hours
1 metric day = 10 metric hours = 24 legacy hours
metric noon would be at 5 metric hours or 12 legacy hours
You would be at work at 03.5 metric or 08:24 legacy
You would go home at 7.0 metric or 16:48 legacy

For those of us who are retired,............who gives a S..T



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You worked entirely TOO HARD on that Andy !
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Old 04-02-2011, 09:37 AM   #7
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You worked entirely TOO HARD on that Andy !

Didn't he though John? I liked his last comment though, I thought it was deserving.

I think I'm going to need a "bailout clock".



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"BailOut Clock", "Cookoo Clock", What ever, I'm watching this CLOCK !

http://obamaclock.org/
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Well, when the Metric system is forced upon us and they take away 70cm, I want to be ready.



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I think that news release came out a day early.
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