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    Quote Originally Posted by cooler View Post
    Without gravity, common man wouldn't able to measure what mass of a racket.
    That's not true, there's such thing as a mass scale o__o

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    Quote Originally Posted by magiadam View Post
    That's not true, there's such thing as a mass scale o__o
    like weapon of mass scale destruction?

    can u show me a mass scale that doesn't rely on gravity 'force' for its measurement?

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    i would say my weight in kilograms. or in grams if anyone prefers that. but never in newtons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by llpjlau View Post
    i would say my weight in kilograms. or in grams if anyone prefers that. but never in newtons.
    i think that's pretty much it. if someone ask you how much you weigh, and you answer "newton", they will have no clue what you are talking about and even if they do (i do), they won't be able to make any association easily to the unit that they are used to.

    and if she is girl, she probably thinks you are a geek and walks away!

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    Any übernerd worth his salt knows that the Newtons can't hold an apple to the Oldtons, which were more heavier due to ultra high magnitude gravity (UHMG).

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    in summary,
    when u weighting in something, u r already reading it in mass unit, ie kg or lbs. It is a hassle to compare newton because we don't know what other forces are acting on that object.

    same reason why we dont say kelvin for temperature in normal purpose
    Last edited by cooler; 04-15-2008 at 11:19 PM.

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    unless you are from Mars, of course.

    and of course if you go around telling everybody your weight in Newton, ppl probably think you are from Mars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kwun View Post
    i think that's pretty much it. if someone ask you how much you weigh, and you answer "newton", they will have no clue what you are talking about and even if they do (i do), they won't be able to make any association easily to the unit that they are used to.

    and if she is girl, she probably thinks you are a geek and walks away!
    Then the person who responds is ignorant and wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magiadam View Post
    Then the person who responds is ignorant and wrong.
    magiadam... are you trying to change the system? i think ppl in general are fine with the current system of measurement.

    like they say... if it ain't broken, don't fix it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by magiadam View Post
    Then the person who responds is ignorant and wrong.
    you wont be ignorant if they reply i weigh XX newtons and don't get what he/she says. it is just out of our daily vocabulary unless of course you are a physicist or researcher and something along those lines.

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    i think magiadam got carrried away with his new found knowledge of high school physics. Why talk about newton when mass data is more meaningful. If i give u mass data and u can't understand that, then i wonder who is ignorant and wrong.

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    silly mistake by manufacturers....
    they should make a much bigger sticker to indicates the weight.
    hemisphere weight = X kN
    pole weight = X kN
    sea level weight = X kN
    100m from sea level weight = X kN
    300m from sea level weight = X kN

    next time, when i want to buy steel bar, i will ask them to weight it at 1000m from sea level. cause they are charging me with weight, not mass......

    BC is very good. other than teaching me badminton, i do learn other things...

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    Quote Originally Posted by drifit View Post
    silly mistake by manufacturers....
    they should make a much bigger sticker to indicates the weight.
    hemisphere weight = X kN
    pole weight = X kN
    sea level weight = X kN
    100m from sea level weight = X kN
    300m from sea level weight = X kN

    next time, when i want to buy steel bar, i will ask them to weight it at 1000m from sea level. cause they are charging me with weight, not mass......

    BC is very good. other than teaching me badminton, i do learn other things...
    don't forget the more important data, the swing weight, head balance weight

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    Quote Originally Posted by cooler View Post
    i think magiadam got carrried away with his new found knowledge of high school physics.
    I second to that! hhahahaha.....

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    Whether it is more meaningful or not, therotically, you're wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by magiadam View Post
    Whether it is more meaningful or not, therotically, you're wrong.
    theoretically, you spelled theoretically wrong. frankly, do you answer XX newtons when someone asks you your weight? if you do, then you are weird. if not, i dont see what the big fuss is about.

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    You're starting to sound like a troll, magiadam. Can you answer the query that people have been asking?

    "What do you say when people ask how much you weigh?"

    x Newtons, or x kgs? Either way, you're pinned down. Newtons, people think you're weird despite you think them ignorant, and if kgs, then you've just gone against your premise.

    -dave

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