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    Posted: May 22 2012 at 17:35
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

Originally posted by RoyFairbank

Metric system never, miles and feet forever!

Miles and feet can suck it. In your calculations you don't get nice numbers. You use metric, you can pretty much do some stuff in your head. English system is a pain in the balls.

^Screw metric,

"Britons never never never shall be slaves(of the kiloooooo......meter)"
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2012 at 18:11
^ So they should be slaves of 12's (inches to a foot), 8's (fluid oz. to a cup), etc. 

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2012 at 18:13
Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

^ So they should be slaves of 12's (inches to a foot), 8's (fluid oz. to a cup), etc. 

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Actually we use metric for weights. 
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote zappaholic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2012 at 18:15
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You'd think with all the dummies in America, that we'd use the metric system instead, as it's easier to understand.


But it's Communism.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote CPicard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2012 at 18:35
Great, my neighbors seem to be ready to party for a long part of time (1:30 in Paris right now).

I can't wait for them beginning to work (students or doing part-time jobs, I don't know, but they are tiresome).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote CCVP Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2012 at 18:56
Not a first world problem per se, but it's raining and I have no umbrella.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dean Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2012 at 19:01
Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

^ So they should be slaves of 12's (inches to a foot), 8's (fluid oz. to a cup), etc. 

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Actually we use metric for weights. 
A cup is a volume, and the UK cup is 10floz and in Japan it's 200ml.
 
Cups are clever because they are proportional and work for liquid and bulk solids. They don't care whether they are metric or imperial or avoirdupois.
 
It's odd how no one ever came up with a metric system for angles - degrees, radians and gradians are all non-decimal systems. Of course the reason for that is 10 can only be divided by 2 and 5, which is rubbish.
 
As easy as the metric system looks, it's actually not that good for metal arithmetic requiring division, and that's where the old mixed-radix imperial systems came from - the quick calculation of division. American's aren't dumb because they can divide any weight by 10 just by shifting the decimal point just like any "metric" user can, but they can also divide by 2, 4, 8 16, 32. And in length not only can they divide by 10 by shifiting the decimal place, they can divide a length by 2, 3, 4 and 6 without the need for a pocket calculator.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2012 at 20:47
My first world problems usually involve companies doing things that are annoying, such that I have to call a number and speak to a human being.  When it's reached that point, they've already failed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote darkshade Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 22 2012 at 21:49
Originally posted by stonebeard

Originally posted by darkshade

You'd think with all the dummies in America, that we'd use the metric system instead, as it's easier to understand.

It's simple, American stubbornness always trumps American laziness.


I don't know... There is a lot of fat people around here.
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"I don't know... There is a lot of fat people around here." was my 6000th post!
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LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2012 at 02:16
Originally posted by Snow Dog


Originally posted by Dayvenkirq



Originally posted by RoyFairbank

Metric system never, miles and feet forever!


Miles and feet can suck it. In your calculations you don't get nice numbers. You use metric, you can pretty much do some stuff in your head. English system is a pain in the balls.


<span style="text-align: left; : rgb248, 248, 252; ">^Screw metric,</span><div style="text-align: left; : rgb248, 248, 252; ">
<div style="text-align: left; : rgb248, 248, 252; ">"Britons never never never shall be slaves(of the kiloooooo......meter)"


Imperialists of the world unite - we have everything to gain including our chains!

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Someone also told me that "I would walk 500 kilometers" just wouldn't have the same flow
Good point too



Perhaps the ultimate 1st world problem:
When your AC is broken Angry
"It's fine, luckily we're all English so no one will ask any questions. Thank you centuries of emotional repression."
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jim Garten Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 23 2012 at 04:37
Originally posted by JJLehto

Perhaps the ultimate 1st world problem:

When your AC is broken Angry


Go DC?


Jon Lord 1941 - 2012
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Originally posted by Jim Garten

Originally posted by JJLehto

Perhaps the ultimate 1st world problem:

When your AC is broken Angry


Go DC?



hehehe
Reckon I should've seen it coming
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I still don't know what AC is.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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clue:
 


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Oh yeah.........I knew that.Big smile
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When I lived in Israel we had no air conditioning, we only had portable fans wafting hot air around. It was pretty bloody terrible trying to sleep at night in summer.
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The condenser has gone on my car's air conditioning... just in time for the hottest weather of the year so far

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