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# Phat Unplugged

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xongsmith
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 Message 282 of 352 (916558) 03-06-2024 12:59 PM

Pounding the pound
remember - a pound is a unit of weight. a kilogram is a unit of mass.
on the earth's surface 2.2 kilograms WEIGHS about a pound. yes, on the moon a gathering of gold enough to weigh a pound on the scale on the moon would still weigh a pound, but it would be about 6 times as much gold.
2.2 kg of gold would weigh about a pound on earth, but only 1/6th of a pound on the moon, but it still be 2.2 kg.
please keep weight and mass separated in your brain.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale

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xongsmith
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 Message 284 of 352 (916560) 03-06-2024 1:08 PM Reply to: Message 275 by Phat03-06-2024 12:36 PM

Re: The Problem With Excessive Government
Phat writes:
The gold was too heavy for the Apollo astronauts to carry.
Yet the Webb telescope has a gold mirror. And many satellites have gold parts on them because of the minimal chemical interaction.
The Apollo Astronauts had a major weight budget to meet. if gold was necessary it would have been carried. a smuggled sandwich in your uniform after you were weighed before getting into the capsule was courting with disaster.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale

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xongsmith
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 Message 286 of 352 (916562) 03-06-2024 1:15 PM Reply to: Message 278 by Taq03-06-2024 12:45 PM

Re: The Problem With Excessive Government
Taq stumbles:
Percy writes:
Trivia question: How much does a pound of gold weigh?
0.453592 kilograms.
weighs, not how much mass....
and on the surface of the earth, a pound corresponds to what .453592 kg would weigh.

"I'm the Grim Reaper now, Mitch. Step aside."
Enjoy every sandwich!

- xongsmith, 5.7dawkins scale

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