20211001, 03:12  #34 
May 2018
200_{10} Posts 
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 samerange (preferably consecutive) exponents to be tested. 
20211001, 16:23  #35 
If I May
"Chris Halsall"
Sep 2002
Barbados
13^{2}·59 Posts 
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. 
20211001, 19:56  #36 
Jan 2021
California
2^{2}·3·19 Posts 

20211001, 19:59  #37 
Undefined
"The unspeakable one"
Jun 2006
My evil lair
6291_{10} Posts 

20211001, 20:14  #38 
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
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20211001, 20:27  #39  
"Rashid Naimi"
Oct 2015
Remote to Here/There
2,153 Posts 
Quote:
ETA: More recent technology: https://ovrtechnology.com/ Last fiddled with by a1call on 20211001 at 20:38 

20211001, 20:39  #40 
6809 > 6502
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Aug 2003
101×103 Posts
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20211002, 01:08  #41  
Feb 2017
Nowhere
1001110010101_{2} Posts 
Quote:
1 square yard (sq yd) = 9 square feet = 1296 in^{2} 1 Square = 100 square feet (used in building) 1 barn (b) is 10^{−28} m^{2} = 100 square fermis (fm^{2}) = 10^{24}cm^{2}, and is approximately the cross sectional area of a uranium nucleus. 1 are (a) = 100 square meters (m^{2}) 1 hectare = 100 ares = 10,000 m^{2} 

20211015, 02:42  #42 
Romulan Interpreter
"name field"
Jun 2011
Thailand
3^{4}·11^{2} Posts 

20211015, 02:48  #43 
Romulan Interpreter
"name field"
Jun 2011
Thailand
3^{4}·11^{2} Posts 
So, in my scientific paper, can I say "My daughter was able to crawl 13 foot from her crib to the parlor."? :P
Last fiddled with by LaurV on 20211015 at 02:49 
20211015, 03:03  #44 
Feb 2017
Nowhere
3^{2}×557 Posts 
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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