(Senior level engineering course and our professor used to work for NASA. This can lead to some fun anecdotes during class.)

Professor: “Because the ends have such a small surface area, you can neglect them in your calculations.”

Student: "What would NASA do?"

Professor: *without missing a beat* “They'd probably use the wrong units and crash into Mars."

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    I work on robots (in the US) and this is why we use base SI units for *everything*.

    How far does it drive? 3 meters.
    How fast is that spinning? 150 radians/sec.
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    woah man. would sell my soul to take just one lecture from him
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