Half a croissant, on a plate, with a sign in front of it saying '50c'
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The Evening Calculator

Unit uses odd units to even out life’s irregularities.
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Measuring what you are and what you do results in scores of odd amounts. Knowing that the outside temperature is 17.32 degrees or that your height is 181.95 cm feels incomplete and unbalanced. The Evening Calculator converts uneven figures to an even number in one or more, modern or old units.

The output of your pedometer might be translated from 5,028.17 meters to exactly 1 league and 10 chains. Your monthly water bill could read as 110,000 US gills of water (13,013 liters) costing 3,000 Albanian leke (23.76 euro). Your sick baby has a temperature of 30 réaumur (37.5 Celsius) and is crying at a nice round level of 80 nepers (86.86 dB).

Without fractions or decimals life takes on a new sense of simplicity and continuance.

FarmerJohn, Mar 14 2005

Another idea with fanciful equivalencies Amazing_20Equivalence_20Calculator
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       good evening, good night and may your god go with you.
po, Mar 14 2005
  

       When this idea reaches it's inevitable 2.5 croissant limit, it could tell you that you have exactly 10 Babylonian Shekel of dough.
wagster, Mar 14 2005
  

       Is it soup yet?
gnomethang, Mar 14 2005
  

       ?
wagster, Mar 14 2005
  

       Use this to figure who's more even.
reensure, Mar 14 2005
  

       Why stop there? When you think about it, it's really all 1's and 0's. Either the baby is crying (1) or not (0); you have a fever (1) or not (0). Binary is the way to go; dispense with eight whole digits to simplify one's life even further. Hmmm, croissant (1) or bone (0) ....
Soterios, Mar 14 2005
  

       Possibly alternated with the companion "Mourning Calculator" used to consider what you spent (or consumed) last night...
csea, Mar 14 2005
  

       A long time ago, not so far away:
"I weighed myself, mummy!"
"What did you weigh?"
"My feet!"
Twenty years on, my mum hasn't forgotten this.
david_scothern, Mar 15 2005
  

       I want my car's speedo calibrated in furlongs per fortnight and cubits per leap-year. [+]
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 15 2005
  

       Standard comparative units of length/height and area in UK newspapers include the double-decker bus, Nelson's Column, and the area of Wales, though there appears to be no standard for volume (a cubic Cymru?).
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Mar 15 2005
  
      
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