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CVS commit: src/games/fortune/datfiles

Module Name:    src
Committed By:   jakllsch
Date:           Tue Dec  6 19:41:03 UTC 2011

Modified Files:
        src/games/fortune/datfiles: fortunes

Log Message:
Per [1] the speed of light in a vaccum is exactly 299792458 m/s.
Per [2] a furlong is 220 yards and a yard is exactly 0.9144 m.
Per [3] a fortnight is 14 days.

As I didn't find a good authority for what definition of a day a fortnight is
measured in, I'll assume here a day is 86400 SI seconds.

Thus, the speed of light in a vaccum is approximately
1.80*10^12 furlongs per fortnight.

1.80*10^12 = 299792458*86400*14/(220*0.9144)

[1]     Resolution 1 of the 17th meeting of the CGPM (1983)
[2]     Weights and Measures Act 1985
[3]     The Concise Oxford Dictionary, 5th Edition, 1964, p. 480

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cvs rdiff -u -r1.48 -r1.49 src/games/fortune/datfiles/fortunes

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