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    Phoronix: StarTech 12U Computer Rack

    In needing to make more room for Ryzen/Epyc/ThreadRipper and Core-X Series, the StarTech 12U rack was the latest investment. This 12U rack can, fortunately, fit quite comfortable under my custom-made desk.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=24968

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    Typo:

    Originally posted by phoronix View Post
    Fortunately, the rack fits perfecty under my hand-built L-shaped desk made of butcherblock and galvanized steel pipes.

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    • #3
      > lbs

      Please use kg like any normal person

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      • #4
        Metric system for the win

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        • #5
          Originally posted by pingouinator View Post
          > lbs

          Please use kg like any normal person
          People in the US aren't normal, apparently.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by starshipeleven View Post
            People in the US aren't normal, apparently.
            When billions of people use the metric system, USA seems anormal

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            • #7
              Just because you have ten fingers doesn't make it the natural base system. That was nothing more than a quirk of evolution, in fact the very first quadrupeds had many, many more digits than that. You can call it abnormal, but the real actual truth is that base ten numbering systems are actually what's abnormal. Think about it, for many thousands of years -nobody- used base ten numbering systems, and it's really easy to understand why, other than the number of your fingers, there isn't anything that is naturally base ten. You are just simply used to thinking in tens, because that's what you were taught as a child and it means nothing more than that.
              Last edited by duby229; 07-21-2017, 11:19 PM.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by duby229 View Post
                Just because you have ten fingers doesn't make it the natural base system. That was nothing more than a quirk of evolution, in fact the very first quadrupeds had many, many more digits than that. You can call it abnormal, but the real actual truth is that base ten numbering systems are actually what's abnormal. Think about it, for many thousands of years -nobody- used base ten numbering systems, and it's really easy to understand why, other than the number of your fingers, there isn't anything that is naturally base ten. You are just simply used to thinking in tens, because that's what you were taught as a child and it means nothing more than that.
                this is why there are lots of numbering systems, 2,8,10,16 are all commonly used in computing. The Babylonians used base 60!
                Unfortunately Imperial units are based on whimsical measurements. Whose foot is exactly 1 foot long? not many!

                while metric may not be the best, it certainly is an improvement over imperial!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by boxie View Post

                  this is why there are lots of numbering systems, 2,8,10,16 are all commonly used in computing. The Babylonians used base 60!
                  Unfortunately Imperial units are based on whimsical measurements. Whose foot is exactly 1 foot long? not many!

                  while metric may not be the best, it certainly is an improvement over imperial!
                  A foot has been standardized for hundreds of years, it hasn't changed for a long, long time. The actual reasons behind the values are all practical, How much can you fit in a ship hull, how wide does a road need to be, How much liquid weight can fit in a barrel, etc, etc. All of it makes perfect sense. Besides, the imperial measurements are actually more accurate. 1/16th of an inch is more precise than you can get with metric tools.
                  Last edited by duby229; 07-22-2017, 12:19 AM.

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                  • #10
                    duby229
                    A foot around here had more than 15 different lengths. If one makes a standard it is irrelevant if it is a foot or a meter. 1/16 inch is not more precise since each object has production tolerances higher than the difference to 2 similar mm measurement in with 2 digit.
                    To ad to it many male can measure 1m (real foot avg. 10 in in us) more accurate without tools then 1 yard (3 imp foot @ 12 in). With about <1 in to 6 in difference (act vs real ft) while 1 yard is 10% shorter.
                    If you need a ruler to measure, the scale used gets irrelevant.
                    Therefore int. science standards makes it worldwide comprehensive for worldwide audience.

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