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]]>When b&m stores refuse to carry what I’m looking for, I don’t feel the slightest bit bad for them and their current troubles.

]]>About a month ago, one of them broke – and the other one has a crack in the metal tape, so it’s going to die very soon.

So I head off to Home Depot to buy a new tape measure – and to my horror, every single one of them has only inch markers! I checked Lowes, and then an increasing number of other stores – and it seems to be that every single tape measure on sale in the USA is now inches-only.

This is a mighty leap BACKWARDS. I’m quite horrified. I’m going to the UK for a vacation in a few days – and I’ll have at least a few inch/metric tape measures in my bag on the return trip!

]]>It has an official, exact, and decimal-dusty definition, 1055.055 852 62 J, calculated from the calorie-IT, definition of pound and Fahrenheit degree.

https://www.eia.gov/totalenergy/data/monthly/pdf/sec13_16.pdf

For “rough work,” 1 quad ≈ 1 EJ, or more exactly 1 quad = 1.055 056 EJ

On efficiency, I would note efficiencies within electrical generation and transportation segments have improved since 1950, but are the least efficient sectors, and have grown to be much larger pieces of the pie, causing overall efficiency to deteriorate.

It would be nice if EIA thought compliance to EO 12770 meant a metric report, not a completely Customary report with a table of metric conversions, thrown as an afterthought, in an appendix at the end.

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