Seperis (seperis) wrote,
Seperis
seperis

i need to stop reading yahoo

When you realize you have been studying too hard:

The Prototype For Metric Mass Is Shrinking!

The 118-year-old cylinder that is the international prototype for the metric mass, kept tightly under lock and key outside Paris, is mysteriously losing weight — if ever so slightly. Physicist Richard Davis of the International Bureau of Weights and Measures in Sevres, southwest of Paris, says the reference kilo appears to have lost 50 micrograms compared with the average of dozens of copies.

...yeah. I had a moment of panic--the constant! The constant!, then rememberd, right. This doesn't actually affect me.

Right. I spent the meeting today gleefully changing everyone's age to base four, eight, eleven, and binary. Let me just say, still more productive than sitting through that meeting. Also, I need to check my work. I'm not sure about the four base.
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