Joined: Sep. 2004
||Posted: Jan. 28 2006,8:41 pm
For years we've been at the mercy of ancient Babylonians. Isn't it about time we let go of cumbersome thousands-of-years-old data formats and made way for shiny, streamlined new modern ones?
Or at least, make decimal entry and display more ubiquitously available on the website - it's a bit tedious having to convert all my modern decimal coordinates to the half-breed "degrees/minutes/decimal" format...
(that whole 360/60/60 thing we use for time and map coordinates really IS left over from ancient Babylonian practices, as I understand it...)
"Given the pace of technology, I propose we leave math to the machines and go play outside." - Calvin