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Rule talk
« on: June 12, 2019, 08:36:21 pm »
I'd like to open this thread with a couple direct questions to the mods. What are the standards when it comes to enforcing the rules? Why are the standards the way they are?
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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2019, 11:08:42 pm »
Exactly. I want to go back to a kilogram being a random lump of metal and the metre should also be all based on the one carbon rod.

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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2019, 02:42:53 am »
Nobody on this site takes you seriously OR respects you, CU.
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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2019, 04:33:33 am »
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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2019, 06:12:11 pm »
I'd like to open this thread with a couple direct questions to the mods. What are the standards when it comes to enforcing the rules? Why are the standards the way they are?

The rules exist to facilitate the existence of a community. The standards in enforcement derive from that goal.

Exactly. I want to go back to a kilogram being a random lump of metal and the metre should also be all based on the one carbon rod.

Fucking Rules and measures baby.

While it's all very nice to be able to point to a chunk of metal and say 'there, that's what a kilogram is', it has a number of weakness (variation over time, reproducibility without access to the physical standard, etc.) that mean the approach based on physical constants is better suited to scientific work.
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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2019, 06:44:04 pm »
Like I'm going to be able to tell what the planck constant is - I want a lump of platinum

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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2019, 08:37:18 pm »
I mean, they didn't throw out the lump of metal. If for some reason you personally need to rederive the kilogram after all accurate weight-measuring instruments have been destroyed, you can still go to France and grab it. if, y'know, it survived whatever wrecked everything else.
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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2019, 08:52:08 pm »
The rules, in short:

1. Don't be a dick.
2. If you're a dick we'll ban you.
3. What constitutes being a dick is at the sole discretion of the staff.
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Re: Rule talk
« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2019, 07:57:07 am »
Nobody on this site takes you seriously OR respects you, CU.

You took the words right out of my mouth
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