Fuel economy measurement across the globe
Josh Koffman email (remove spam text)
On Thu, Jul 10, 2008 at 1:33 PM, Herbert Graf <farcite.net> wrote: mailinglist4
> See, and this to me is the reason I so dislike gallons. Whenever the
> word "gallon" is used in Canada there is an ambiguity, is it the US
> gallon or the imperial (British) gallon? Officially Canada is of course
> metric, but gallon is still used from time to time, and there is always
> confusion as to which gallon is referenced.
Agreed agreed agreed. It's also tricky due to our proximity to the US.
Juice and milk come in US gallon containers, not Imperial gallons.
> Another completely off topic, but REALLY annoying ambiguity is date
> formats. Officially in Canada one permitted format is dd/mm/yyyy.
> Unfortunately many people/companies use the American format which is
> mm/dd/yyyy. So anytime I'm looking at a date in that format, and the day
> field is <=12 I have no clue which one it is. Usually I have to find
> another time that entity specified a date and hope it's a case where the
> dd field is above 12. Very annoying, and I'm sure alot of errors have
> happened because of it.
I like to use yyyy/mm/dd when I'm timestamping files. That way they'll
sort correctly (by date) and make things a bit easier. If I'm in a
directory with only one kind of file then I do
yyyy_mm_dd_FileName.Ext. If there are multiple types of files I use
I guess not a perfect standard but works for what I'm doing for now.
A common mistake that people make when trying to design something
completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete
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