Friday, March 18, 2011


Fox news headline:

"Report: Cincinnati Public Schools Pay $16G to Settle Partisan Voting Suit "

What in the hell is wrong with "$16K"?  Too European?  Stupid socialist metric system.  I'm not going to comment on the actual content of this story.


GOOGLE Search on $16G:
"(US$ 16) * gravitational constant = 1.06768 × 10^(-9) m^3 kg^(-1) s^(-2) U.S. Dollars"

I forgot that G was the gravitational constant.  I also forgot how fucking complicated G is.  There's a diff eq involved in that, if I recall, but I've forgotten most of what I learned in calc 4.   More exciting, it now appears that google may be able to solve all of the worlds pressing math problems.. even ones we didn't know existed..



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