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Re: Number of beverage containers currently on my desk

by lemming (Priest)
on Jul 18, 2002 at 17:08 UTC ( #182910=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Number of beverage containers currently on my desk

Before I brought in my own beverage container, I had built up a huge collection of coffee sleeves. It was at 27 even with my reusing sleeves.

Now I just have my mug, (With a cover of course, because it's against Intel policy to have an open container), and a water bottle. I have to bring my water from outside, there's too much chlorine in the Intel water.

And the formula for F -> C
(F - 32) * 5/9 = C


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Re: Re: Number of beverage containers currently on my desk
by runrig (Abbot) on Jul 18, 2002 at 20:34 UTC
    And the formula for F -> C
    (F - 32) * 5/9 = C

    I just remember that 28C == 82F, and that 16C == 61F, so I just pick the one closest to the current temperature (its never far from either here in So.Cal.), and add or subtract the difference ( 1C == 9/5F (or ~2F)).

    Update:Of course, I know that 0C == 32F, but its not something I usually have to think about, unless I leave the freezer door open :-)
    (16C is considered cold here)...

      My memory rule is that -40F == -40C and that 0C == 32F. And I learned that from a Donald Duck Comic.
      A friend taught me this rhyme that helps me out a lot in estimating Centigrade temperature:

      30 is hot,
      20 is nice,
      10 is cold,
      and zero is ice.

      -- Mike

      --
      just,my${.02}

Re: Re: Number of beverage containers currently on my desk
by domm (Chaplain) on Jul 19, 2002 at 08:03 UTC
    Don't know if it's true, but I once heard that when Farenheit "invented" his scale, he choose "a cold winter day" as 0 F and "his body temperatur while beeing ill" as 100 F. One might argue that the temperatur water freezes/boils is rather arbitrary, too, but at least you can reproduce it everywhere (give the same air pressure...)

    -- #!/usr/bin/perl for(ref bless{},just'another'perl'hacker){s-:+-$"-g&&print$_.$/}
      No, it was a little more direct than that. He chose "body temperature" as 100F (although he didn't measure it accurately, it appears), and the coldest mix of brine he could make (sea water heavily salted) as 0F.

      -- Randal L. Schwartz, Perl hacker

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