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Windows 7: World records that will never be broken

16 Jan 2016   #1
whs
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World records that will never be broken

We always think that records will be broken and improved eventually. Well that is not so. E.g. the world speed record for steam locomotives from 1938 at 126MpH can never be broken. Why - because nobody builds faster and new steam engines. It is too costly and also there is a lack of skills these days.

Can you think of any record that will most likely never be broken.

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16 Jan 2016   #2
Berkey

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1
 
 

Perhaps a technicality, but if anyone holds a world record for yards in an international sanctioned event, which no longer recognizes such measurements and only uses metric? i.e. 100 yard dash compared to 100 meter.

There was a big debate at my high school about 12 years ago (feeling old ) about whether they should remove the records from the public display form such events as, they could never be broken since they would never run events measured in yards so they felt it was a waste of space however, they still remain as it is still an accomplishment of its time.
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16 Jan 2016   #3
whs
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Good and interesting point. And does that apply to all countries of the commonwealth. I suppose those were the ones that used yards.
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16 Jan 2016   #4
Berkey

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Good and interesting point. And does that apply to all countries of the commonwealth. I suppose those were the ones that used yards.
In the states, I believe in the late 70's sports, at least high schools and colleges to the best of my knowledge, converted to the metric for most sports. However, I do believe that distances of a mile or more are still measured in such measurements for track and field and such. I'm not sure how many other countries actually recognized a sanctioned event measured in yards off the top of my head, but if they did, I doubt they'll be broken.
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16 Jan 2016   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

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In the US I am always puzzled why the country sticks to inches, feet, etc. where the whole world is metric. At least the car and machinery industry converted. And that for a simple reason - the odd measurements made it nearly impossible to sell their products outside the country. Nobody there was eager to make a big investment into another set of tools.
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17 Jan 2016   #6
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

re post #1 - apparently, there's a big argument raging about the statue of Sir Nigel Gresley, designer of the Mallard, specifically whether there should be a duck alongside the great engineer. It's quaintly British that there should be fisticuffs over a steam train and a duck.

Duck and cover: there’s no row like a railway enthusiasts’ row | Opinion | The Guardian
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17 Jan 2016   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Here are a few links for trains:

https://youtu.be/MdD3LOnv1TY
https://youtu.be/c_WHak77EwE
https://youtu.be/xfT-HiwO8_o
https://youtu.be/TbGIIK_xma8
TGV https://youtu.be/EOdATLzRGHc

And then I have attached a PDF with various compilations I made.


Attached Files
File Type: docx Trains.docx (18.0 KB, 98 views)
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18 Jan 2016   #8
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Wolfgang, why is your PDF in DOCx format
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18 Jan 2016   #9
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

I opened the DOCx file in W10 where i don't have MS Office installed.
It opened fine for me with the built in WordPad.
I didn't try to open with LibreOffice or WPS, i just opened it with my default program.

Thanks Wolfgang for the post/links, really cool info from what i've seen so far.
Can't rep you for this

EDIT:
Ah, i now see why you asked whs, PDF was stated, and then attached a DOCx file.
I'm slow
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18 Jan 2016   #10
whs
Microsoft MVP

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Wolfgang, why is your PDF in DOCx format
Sorry Nigel. I wanted to attach the PDF but then this did not attach and I had to use the .docx. I guess I should have updated the post.
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