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Old 2021-10-01, 03:12   #34
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Replacing 'kilometre' (or 'mile') with 'exponent', and 'litre' (or 'gallon') with 'month' results in exponents/month or months/exponent.

The unit exponents/month could be useful in sequential tests of exponents of Mersenne numbers when there is one computer and multiple exponents to be tested.

The unit months/exponent could be useful in parallel tests of exponents of Mersenne numbers when there are many computers (with identical or similar GHz performances) and a set of same-range (preferably consecutive) exponents to be tested.
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Old 2021-10-01, 16:23   #35
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Yes, English is wonderfully consistently inconsistent.
If I may briefly tangent, and share a bit of my own unique (but not particularly special) experience...

As a young dyslexic, I found writing "correctly" in the English language almost impossible. "I" before "E", except after "C". Weird (et al)...

I truly almost dropped out of grade school because of this. I was very fortunate that in my penultimate year an English teacher (Mr. Smith; I will never forget him) recognized my difficulties and said to me "Don't worry about the spelling Chris. Just write.

Approximately 35 years later, computers are now correcting my smelling (and making suggestions on the grammar). And my writing /sometimes/ influences policy; in several different domains.
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Old 2021-10-01, 19:56   #36
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Approximately 35 years later, computers are now correcting my smelling
Where do I get the smell correction software?
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Old 2021-10-01, 19:59   #37
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Where do I get the smell correction software?
From here:

https://www.amazon.com/soap/s?k=soft%20soap
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Old 2021-10-01, 20:14   #38
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Let's wait until October to discuss the units like this that are used by the technical crowd.
Ok. Let's talk about technical units that are used to measure the same thing, but with different viewpoints.
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Old 2021-10-01, 20:27   #39
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Where do I get the smell correction software?

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Scentography is the technique of creating and storing odor by artificially recreating a smell using chemical and electronic means.

DigiScents Inc was among the more recent pioneers of the technology, developing DigiScent (later iSmell) in 1999 as a device that would plug into a computer's USB port and generate scents dependent on the online content being viewed. The company ceased trading in 2011.[1][2]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scentography

ETA: More recent technology:

https://ovrtechnology.com/

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olfactometer
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Old 2021-10-02, 01:08   #41
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Ok. Let's talk about technical units that are used to measure the same thing, but with different viewpoints.
The following units of area may fill the bill:

1 square yard (sq yd) = 9 square feet = 1296 in2
1 Square = 100 square feet (used in building)
1 barn (b) is 10−28 m2 = 100 square fermis (fm2) = 10-24cm2, and is approximately the cross sectional area of a uranium nucleus.
1 are (a) = 100 square meters (m2)
1 hectare = 100 ares = 10,000 m2
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Old 2021-10-15, 02:42   #42
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I don't even want to think how I'd feel the next morning if I drank that much gin the night before!
mmmm... happy?

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Old 2021-10-15, 02:48   #43
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Informal speech uses plurals. Formal scientific writing does not, in general.
So, in my scientific paper, can I say "My daughter was able to crawl 13 foot from her crib to the parlor."? :P

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Old 2021-10-15, 03:03   #44
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I don't even want to think how I'd feel the next morning if I drank that much gin the night before!
mmmm... happy?

I reckon it would be more like how a guy told me he had felt the next morning after an epic overindulgence many years previously: "I thought I was dead. I knew I was in hell..."
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