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(The Register)   From the holy crap department: Sailboat goes 59 knots with surreal video   ( divider line
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7854 clicks; posted to Geek » on 23 Nov 2012 at 12:27 AM (5 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2012-11-23 09:06:34 AM  
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fatbear: taurusowner: I'll just take this opportunity to say that I think it's extremely stupid anyone is still using the anachronistic term "knots". Add "nautical mile" to that as well. Just switch marine measurements to kilometers and kilometers per hour and be done with it.


It's still in use in aviation as well.

This. And it works better than statute miles when thought of in a global sense as every minute of arc along a meridian is a nautical mile. Also easier to do quick mental math with as it's roughly 6000'. Statute miles, actually, quite suck.
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