I really thought the punchline was going to be that our current system is no different than random disturbances in spacetime ungoverned by any conscious entity. I guess people would take that as too political?
I get annoyed when CAPTCHAs try to get me to say things are what they aren't. Just because some idiot doesn't know that a scooter isn't a motorcycle doesn't mean I should have to do an entirely new CAPTCHA.
It's worse than that, iirc all of these labels are gathered through captcha's, just in varying stages of confidence. So by the time bad labels reach you it implies *most people* label something incorrectly
Only one of the squares contains anything that might be Frankenstein. What most people don't understand is that Frankenstein is the doctor, not the monster. And... most of the movie adaptations of the story even get the monster flat out WRONG.
I wrote a Python program to try to reproduce the above, but due to rounding issues(!!) it gets a longer answer than Randall's. His is correct, 15 yards/s is 7.5 fathoms/sec but my program ends up with an intermediate value of 7.49999mumble and rounds it to 7, adding an extra conversion to 15 m/s in between. https://gist.github.com/jepler/d1a2440469e2228ad50073a3a94c2917
actually, check that -- It may be the case that pint is right in some limited sense. wikipedia thinks that the US fathom is 1.828804 m until 2023; pint uses this definition, so it is correct to round down 15 yards to 7 fathoms. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fathom#International_fathom