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    well there you have it ! if they had simply said the ship weighs 900 million lbs i would have said " man !! that`s a heavy ship !! " . But at 450 thousand tons i had no clue ..kinda the same when they measure distance in light years .. light is pretty quick !!! HA ..
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    And then to add the the confusion what is the difference between a " Ton " and a " Tonne " or is that some inbred playing with the English language again ?
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    If you need a reference tool , try this. FAQ: What is the difference between the long ton, short ton, and metric ton?

    Maybe it's like a dollar is really 10 dimes? or, a hundred pennies????? so does this mean Trump will work for us next year for 100 pennies??
    How many pennies does it take to make a ton? Or is that Tonne??? I don't think there's any metric in that is there??
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    Double post.
    Last edited by johnboy; 11-14-2016 at 07:41 PM. Reason: double post
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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    If you need a reference tool , try this. FAQ: What is the difference between the long ton, short ton, and metric ton?

    Maybe it's like a dollar is really 10 dimes? or, a hundred pennies????? so does this mean Trump will work for us next year for 100 pennies??
    How many pennies does it take to make a ton? Or is that Tonne??? I don't think there's any metric in that is there??
    Tonne is usually used to mean a metric tonne in our neck of the woods, metric measurements are Continental, whereas a ton is an Imperial measure.
    Pennies too are Imperial, not metric; so therefore there are no pennies in a tonne.
    You're mixing apples and oranges.


    (Just pokin' the bear...couldn't help myself...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnboy View Post
    (Just pokin' the bear...couldn't help myself...)
    As was I... but I'm certain you knew that already... 8-)
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    No matter which way you slice it, it's a lot of grams.

    Large power transformers are heavy things, and most of the ones I worked around had their weights listed on a plate on the side of the unit, and it listed them in pounds - each separate component group individually, plus the total. They are all impressive in their prodigious weights, but one in particular really impressed me; without radiators, tap changing sections, bushings, or oil, the core and tank assembly weighed in at 900,800 pounds, give or take a bit for memory loss; the total weight completely assembled and ready to go in service was close to 1,750,000 pounds, or 875 tons. And, that was for a three phase 220,000 V to 66,000 V transformer, about the size of a small suburban house; there are bigger ones, much bigger ones.
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    i have washer and dryer these days but still from time to time i like to go to the laundry mat specially when i have more than i want to do at home ( i hate wasting water ) ,, so tonite i head off and do my wash and as i am waiting the 23 minutes required i take a short trip around the community .. as i am the local expert on all walnut trees and some other nut trees within a 10 mile radius i have also become an authority on pecan ( that`s pernounced PUH KAHN ) trees as well .. in my drive i spot a loaded pecan tree at the side of the road about a 1/4 mile from the nearest residence ..i stop in the middle of the street with flashers going and proceed to fill my pockets with pecans .. off in the distance i hear " what are you doing ?" .. after a couple of loud "POPS "i respond " PECANS "" .. i quickly jump in my car and speed away blowing the horn as i went by the house .. later down the road as i`m cracking the pecans open i find they are all rotten .. i`m thinking i need to go back by that house and demand my money back ...
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    Many years ago when there was still a considerable amount of farming in southern California, we lived in south Orange County between two huge ranchos. To the north was the Irvine Ranch, and they had thousands of acres under till with all sorts of rotated crops from tear to year. One field had tomatoes, and the pickers and cleaners had gone through, and the field was ready for the plow, but there were thousands of tomatoes just laying on the ground, and there were a lot of the field hands and their families gathering the culls that were good enough to use but were going to go under the plow. Well, my Bride and her friend were passing by, and asked one of the hands if they thought it was ok for them - Mrs. Rr and friend - to pick up some tomatoes, too; lady said sure, why not? So they were out there collecting what Mrs. Rr said were some pretty good 'maters, and along comes the Sheriff and an Irvine Ranch Marshall, and told them they were going to arrest then for trespassing and theft. They protested, pointing out the other folks gathering fruit, and the nice Marshall just shook his head and told them it was a Ranch policy; they could leave what they had gathered, and head on down the road, but not to do that again. That field is now all industrial/commercial complexes.

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    My VFW just started a composting program. It his always bothered me that the waste food goes into the land fill.

    Now, it's actually illegal to feed scrap food to farm animals, so I'll certainly TRY to keep the chickens out of the compost pile.
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    Forgive my ignorance; but what is VFW?
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    Thank-you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnboy View Post
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    Our New Zealand equivalent is the RSA...Returned Services Association.

    There are two veteran organizations in the states VFW and AL (American Legion). You have to have been in theatre to belong to the VFW, but to have only served honorably to belong to the American Legion.
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