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Old 09-23-2018, 01:06 PM   #16
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What the fuck does Wales have to do with the size of a car?
Spillover from another thread about how we measure things by metaphor. In the UK, apparently everything gets put in terms of "the size of Wales," and the "size of a car" quote above happened to pop up right at the same time, that's all.
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Old 09-23-2018, 01:16 PM   #17
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Old 09-23-2018, 02:20 PM   #18
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Everyone knows that while driving, you're supposed to allow 1/4,000,000th the size of Wales distance between your car and the car in front of you for every 10 mph of speed that you're going.
What's this 10mph you speak of? Do you mean one sixth the width of Wales per hour?
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Old 09-23-2018, 08:57 PM   #19
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Spillover from another thread about how we measure things by metaphor. In the UK, apparently everything gets put in terms of "the size of Wales," and the "size of a car" quote above happened to pop up right at the same time, that's all.
Yeah, I know where it came from, the question was why.
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Old 09-23-2018, 09:05 PM   #20
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I'd say chronically low inhibitions on my part. That's usually responsible for most of my choices, to be honest.
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What's this 10mph you speak of? Do you mean one sixth the width of Wales per hour?
Well sure if the vehicle is travelling East/West. If travelling N/S it would be one seventeenth the length of Wales per hour. Anywhere in between and you need an artificial intelligence to determine how fast you're going. I can't afford that.
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Old 09-23-2018, 10:13 PM   #22
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I'd say chronically low inhibitions on my part. ...
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:34 AM   #23
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Everyone knows that while driving, you're supposed to allow 1/4,000,000th the size of Wales distance between your car and the car in front of you for every 10 mph of speed that you're going. That's the international standard. How it translates into practical application measures such as car lengths depends entirely on the relationship between the fixed size of Wales and the variable size of cars. A typical car length, taking into account length and width restrictions, must be deduced or else the rule of thumb for intervehicle separation (on which your life may depend) becomes less effective.

Sounds like someone needs remedial Driver's Ed.
What part don't you get? It's pretty simple, really...
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