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29 December 2014 @ 06:07 am
Another foreign menace  
Fox News blonde blames metric system for missing plane.
Kalimac: puzzlekalimac on December 29th, 2014 09:24 pm (UTC)
I had to click on this to figure out what it was about it. I had read "missing" as a verb instead of an adjective, and thought she had been late for her flight, and was wondering how metric time, or something, could have been responsible for that.

Wasn't there a case where a space probe failed because some programmer had mistaken metric for imperial or vice versa?
El Coyote Gordo: coy3supergee on December 29th, 2014 09:35 pm (UTC)
ddb says that there have been cases in the early development of a device when metric/imperial confusion led to problems, but those get straightened out.

Edited at 2014-12-29 09:35 pm (UTC)