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Re: digital camera Q



On Friday 27 October 2006 02:09, Anne Wilson wrote:
> On Thursday 26 October 2006 18:50, Nigel Henry wrote:
> > Ok. That works the same way for the UK imperial gallon which equates with
> > 160 fl oz's. The quart is 40 fl oz, the pint is 20 fl oz, and there is
> > little difference between the US fl oz, and the UK imperial one.
>
> See below
>
> > This site gave some insite on the origins of the US gallon, and the UK
> > imperial gallon, which is the basis for this totally OT thread, which
> > incidentally you started Gene, with that dal garned Canon A10 camera
> > problem, and how it ever turned into a discussion on weights and measures
> > I don't know, but perhaps I'm suffering from the affects of alu-alzheimer
> > from drinking beer from alu cans.
>
> A little trivia lightens the day, after reading the endless complaints from
> people who ignore good advice then wonder what went wrong :-)
>
> > http://ts.nist.gov/WeightsAndMeasures/upload/appenb.pdf
>
> What a fascinating document!  I've only scanned it so far, but I'll
> certainly read it more thoroughly.
>
> > Page 6 is interesting, and shows the origin of the US, and the UK
> > imperial gallon.
> >
> > According to this, the American colonists adopted the English wine gallon
> > (231 cubic inches). Back in England the English used this gallon, and
> > also the ale gallon (282 cubic inches) , but in 1824 dropped both of
> > them, and set the the ne British Imperial gallon as the volume of 10
> > pounds of water at 62.4° F which equates with 277.42 cubic inches.
>
> The very small difference in fl.oz. that I saw there would indicate
> something like 19.22 US fl. oz. to the pint, greatly at odds with the
> experience of others here.  I'll read on.
>
> > Anyway whichever way you look at it, and I know I'm in France, but if
> > you're in the UK you get more beer in your pint, than you do in the US.
better beer too the stuff over here I call sex-in-a-canoe
>
> Anne


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