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#29122 - 07/13/04 09:02 PM Re: Perfect multitool?
joblot Offline
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Registered: 02/21/03
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Loc: Scotland
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We like what we have and it works so why change it?

Thats why we Brits always drive on the right side of the road <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

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#29123 - 07/13/04 09:22 PM Re: Perfect multitool?
adam Offline
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Registered: 04/07/03
Posts: 256
Loc: Long Island, NY
Acutally I'm an architect and feet and inches are the standard on this side of the pond. However outside of the U.S. it seems the norm to use metric units. We've had several German clients over the years and have converted drawing dimensions to metric for them.

Hard to know why we haven't changed.

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#29124 - 07/13/04 10:52 PM Re: Perfect multitool?
frenchy Offline
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Registered: 12/18/02
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Loc: France
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Thats why we Brits always drive on the right side of the road
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... which happens to be the wrong side ... as everybody knows .... <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
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#29125 - 07/13/04 11:06 PM Re: Perfect multitool?
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Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
Paul810:

We like what we have and it works so why change it?

Because it is obsolete, antiquated, not as accurate, bullheaded thinking, and the world will leave us behind as the rest of the world moves on without us.

Only one exception should be allowed, and that is that the .45 caliber auto designation must live forever. NO METRIC CONVERSION EVEN IN NAME FOR THE .45 auto!!!!!!!!

Bountyhunter <img src="/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

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#29126 - 07/13/04 11:09 PM Re: Perfect multitool?
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Registered: 11/14/03
Posts: 1224
Loc: Milwaukee, WI USA
In the interests of International harmony, I drive down the middle of the road (Especially when searching for my glasses when they fall between the seats.)

Bountyhunter <img src="/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/cool.gif" alt="" />

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#29127 - 07/14/04 08:24 AM Re: Perfect multitool?
dave750gixer Offline
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Registered: 03/17/04
Posts: 60
Loc: UK
AFAIK everyone used to drive on the correct left hand side of the road <img src="/images/graemlins/wink.gif" alt="" />. This was based on the fact that people walked past each other on that side to keep it easy to draw a sword. It was easy just to continue the habit on to horses, carriages then cars.

Napoleon was left handed. He therefore wanted his soldiers to pass him on the other side <img src="/images/graemlins/crazy.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />(egomaniac - surely not). Therefore he changed the etiquette to suit himself. Logically this then continued to the present day for the same reasons and the French drive on the right.

Everywhere the Brits went people drive on the left and everywhere the French went people drive on the right. The significant exceptions (no Brits or French colonisation or trade) such as Switzerland and Japan also drive (quite sensibly IMHO <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />) drive on the left since again most people would be right handed and therefore want to freely draw swords unemcumbered when meeting people.

OK, now we get to the USA. When we Brits were in charge you rode and drove carriages on the left. After some squabbling over taxation you changed. Just so that you could be different. When Mr. Ford invented the motor car he of course made it to drive on the right. When other countries imported cars who were not previously committed to left or right handed roads (or didnt have roads!) they also imported driving on the right.

Seems reasonable. I am going to be so dissapointed though if that bit about Napoleon is an urban myth though!

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#29128 - 07/14/04 12:46 PM Re: Perfect multitool?
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How about the perfect military multi tool?

IMO the current multi tools have too much useless crap on them. The perfect multi tool for an 11-B would have a real deal wire cutter. ?The kind of wire cutter that can cut concertina and commo wire all day and night and come back for more. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> It would have a large sebenza type blade (maybe out of S30V) with a dead solid lock. It would have a can opener and a ?rope wrench? spike.

Just my $.02.

Gary

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#29129 - 07/14/04 02:58 PM Re: Perfect multitool?
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Registered: 08/16/02
Posts: 963
Loc: Germany
The different units are pretty obvious. Over here we still stick to some obsolete units too because they are handy in everday life. I think thatīs just part of the culture.
Some European countries have different grid references and zero levels. Not too long ago the ends of a bridge failed to meet because of that. Of course they only noticed it when was too late to keep it secret. At our office we had a good laugh about that (needless to say that we werenīt involved in the construction work). Many people still wondered how this could happen.
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#29130 - 07/14/04 03:03 PM Re: Perfect multitool?
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#29131 - 07/14/04 03:05 PM Re: Perfect multitool?
frenchy Offline
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Registered: 12/18/02
Posts: 1320
Loc: France
Do you mean the 11,43 mm caliber ?????
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