Re: Base unit
"Definitely one of the most unfeasibly large base units since the Farad came along."
The Farad isn't that unfeasibly large these days - you can buy a 3000F 3V capacitor from Maxell.
You think of an unfeasibly large unit and sooner or later science makes it commonplace. I think Mrs. May is about to find that once she has paid one lot of 17th century bigots the Danegeld, she will pay it again and again. How many Conservative constituencies are now marginal? Before long we'll be getting budget riders just like in the US, and the Something to do With Something Boring Plus a Bung for the MP for Con Marginal Act will be a Parliamentary fixture.