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
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If your retired, I think it will be easier.