# Re: RJ11 RJ45 connectors

• From: "[L.]" <null@xxxxxxxx>
• Date: Thu, 23 Mar 2006 16:37:04 +0000

On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 14:29:05 -0000, "Adrian A" <anca@xxxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

[L.] wrote:
On Thu, 23 Mar 2006 11:06:10 -0000, "Ivor Jones"
<ivor@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Let Australia do what they want. I am British, I was born British
and I will die British and I will not be forced to use a system I
don't like or understand.

Civil war is brewing between the British who like and understand
metric and the British who like and understand metric expressed in
imperial units. :-))

[L.]

Are you also in favour of joining the Euro?

Obviously the two issues are completely unrelated.

But I will tell you my opinion if you can beat me in a simple mental
calculation. No paper or pencil or calculators.

How long does it take you to calculate (mentally only) how many
sixteenths of an inch are in a yard?

I can calculate the relation between the nearest equivalent metric
measures (millimetre and meter) in my head in less than one second:
A: In one metre there are 1000 millimeters

You beat me and I will tell you my opinion on joining the Euro (FWIW)
(but you will be disappointed).

Cheers

L

PS it will take me (and any average older primary school child in
continental Europe) only marginally more to calculate how many
millimeters are in a kilometre. How many "British imperialists" ;-)
know how many 16ths of an inch are in a mile?

Anyways, let's stop here as this discussion is actually about BT
connectors, not the merits of units of measurement

[L.]
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• Re: RJ11 RJ45 connectors
... and I will die British and I will not be forced to use a system I ... measures (millimetre and meter) in my head in less than one second: ... then the calculation becomes almost trivial;-) ... know how many 16ths of an inch are in a mile? ...