Originally Posted by webwit
I don't advise stacking coins. If you're making some meal, do you weigh the ingredients by putting coins on the other hand of a scale? Medieval at best.
When you're stacking coins, you are wildly inaccurate and guaranteed to pick heaps of coins from your keyboard at once. I advise this method
. All you need is a plastic cap, from a spray or whatever, roughly the diameter of a keycap, put it on a keycap, fill it with crap (anything small) untill the key switches, then put the crap on a scale.
No coins all over your keyboard, much more precise, and you won't be handling coins which are researched to be dirtier than toilet seats.
Brother, I think you're off your rocker.
Have you ever come to think about how many people actually have a weight system like that? Also who cares how dirty coins are, just wash your hands if you're really that much of a germaphobe.
And no, it's not wildly inaccurate... we all have nickels that are more or less evenly worn down, even if they aren't exactly 5 grams, we are all comparing using the same method (nickels) therefore the variable stays constant.
Also, it's not hard to keep a stack, even if you did end up knocking it over it won't take you more than a couple seconds to scoop them up. Your argument is invalid. Edited by Khaotik55 - 12/5/10 at 12:42pm