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Offline homoeccentricus

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Re: First batch - call this a dumb question but...
« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2015, 07:15:41 am »
Honestly, the aversion to the metric system really baffles me.  5/8ths of a cup (small cup or large cup?) for a 2 quart starter?  You have to be kidding me.
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Re: First batch - call this a dumb question but...
« Reply #16 on: April 12, 2015, 11:29:17 am »
Honestly, the aversion to the metric system really baffles me.  5/8ths of a cup (small cup or large cup?) for a 2 quart starter?  You have to be kidding me.

I think they are kidding you.  I use metric wrenches all day and can't ever figure out what's up with 3/8" or 5/8" or 7/16".  How did they decide on these sizes?
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Re: First batch - call this a dumb question but...
« Reply #17 on: April 12, 2015, 11:51:48 am »
How did they decide on these sizes?

I think it's just because in the olde-tymey English units, there's nothing smaller than an inch, so you have to subdivide to get the precision needed. Hence x * 2-n. In SI units, there's really no practical reason to use subdivisions of a millimeter, so x * 10n is all that's needed and wrench sizes can be whole numbers.
« Last Edit: April 12, 2015, 11:53:55 am by a10t2 »
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