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    Angry You'd think a gallon of glue would be 'cheaper' by the oz...

    OK gang,
    anyone have a good source for a gallon of tight bond III? I've gone through two 16 oz bottles (or will by the end of the week) lately, and I just checked woodcraft.com for their price on a gallon of glue... they charge 37.99 for that, but wait.. 16 OZ is only 9.50...? I might as well go pay Borg Prices for the 16 OZ bottles and skip the gallon at that rate.


    Yeah, and hold the phone... Lowes has it for $6.99 on the shelf as well. So much for buying in bulk...
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    With a pint (16oz) at $9.50, and 8 pints in a gallon (128oz.) your borg price is $76 per gallon. At $6.99 a pint, it comes to $55.92 per gallon. You're probably thinking that small bottle is a quart. Go Metric, and that will never happen again. Oh, wait, how much is a pint in metric?
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    Ned,

    I actually prefer to buy it by the pint. I don't take as much a chance on it going stale that way.
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    yeah... 0le hothead strikes again.

    on the plus side I can get a gallon at Lowes for $26.

    Ken, I've gone through three pints in about as many weeks lately... gluing up a bunch of cutting boards, and that's not going to end any time soon, I figured I would go through a gallon before it got stale at that rate.
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    Ahhhhh the easy metric system. Dont worry Ned BTDT got a collection of T shirts for this type of thing. I would be dead right now if i lived back in western days with gunfights.
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    Ahhhhh the easy metric system.
    Heh I remember when Canada converted when I was a kid. All of the can sizes got "rounded down" to some arbitrary metric size that wasn't an even number of any sort but was smaller than the equivalent standard size. Prices all stayed the same though (stayed the same until they went up of course ).

    BTW: why isn't standard standard!! imperial, us liquid, us dry http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallon - and don't even get me started on troy ounces vs regular..
    sigh..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Keeble View Post
    ...I would be dead right now if i lived back in western days with gunfights.
    Yeah, but what's that got to do with the metric system? Back in those days they didn't have the metric system. Nobody ever got gunned down with a Colt 11.5 mm.
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    $29.35/gallon here

    screw the metric system. Wow, its units are divisible by ten. Whoopdy doo..... Most of the time you aren't changing units anyways, and that's the only thing simple about the metric system. except.... most of the imperial system is built around factors of 4, which makes for wicked easy brain math.

    Seriously now, this is in my head. whats half of 8.75m? easy, 4.375m. I convert it to a fraction, then I'm done.

    Suppose the frenchies say that have .5 a tank of fuel? Is the glass .5 full, or .5 empty?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl Brogger View Post
    $29.35/gallon here
    Suppose the frenchies say that have .5 a tank of fuel? Is the glass .5 full, or .5 empty?
    The tank is just 2.000x as big as needs to be

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karl Brogger View Post
    most of the imperial system is built around factors of 4, which makes for wicked easy brain math.
    Math nerd alert. Gonna disagree on the factors of 4 in fact if not in principal (yes many imperial units are divisible by 4, but that is not the only or even the primary factors - primary.. prime.. 4 not so much.. get it - yes I should hang my head in shame).

    Feet at least are built around base 12, which is easily divisible by: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 and 12. These are all ways you can split a pie nicely if you are so inclined to split pies

    A mile has many factors (1-12 inclusive - except 7.. which is pretty handy for fractions again - and yes I wrote a python one liner to calculate this)
    [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 30, 32, 33, 36, 40, 44, 45, 48, 55, 60, 66, 72, 80, 88, 90, 96, 99, 110, 120, 132, 144, 160, 165, 176, 180, 198, 220, 240, 264, 288, 330, 352, 360, 396, 440, 480, 495, 528, 660, 720, 792, 880, 990, 1056, 1320, 1440, 1584, 1760, 1980, 2640, 3168, 3960, 5280, 7920, 15840]

    But miles went through several alterations before it ended up in its current incarnation having at least gone through a point where it was 1500' long.

    Cardinal directions (and circle math - 360 degrees) and ~some time (time is either 12 or 60) are built around base 60, which is a multiple of base 12 so has all of the nice attributes of that plus a few more (divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12, 15, 20, 30, 60) and makes fractions very easy to do. This base dates back to the Sumerians and hasn't changed a whole lot since they (who says we're smarter now?) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sexagesimal.

    I could continue but I'm afraid I must footwise towards home.

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