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Post by Kasrkin Seath on Sat Sep 17, 2011 12:58 am

Do you think that the US should adopt the SI units of measurement as the official ones within the nation? If not, should Science, Technology, and Industry use SI unanimously as opposed to operating with both US and SI?

Personally, I would like to see the SI system adopted in favor of the US/Imperial one outside of everyday life. It is much easier to use and the units make a whole hell of a lot more sense when trying to solve any sort of problem.

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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by KristallNacht on Sat Sep 17, 2011 1:21 am

SI?


Metric?
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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by Angatar on Sat Sep 17, 2011 2:55 am

Universal System of Units.

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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by Lord Pheonix on Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:37 am

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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by Kasrkin Seath on Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:15 am

KristallNacht wrote:SI?


Metric?

Pretty much.

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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by Gauz on Sat Sep 17, 2011 9:28 am

In favor.


It's easier to do shit with, unlike the miles and stuff. I only like miles more right now because of how used to it I am >.>

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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by Elabajaba on Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:41 am

I'm in favour of this. Makes stuff easier when having to deal with Americans.

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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Sat Sep 17, 2011 11:11 am

I much prefer the metric system, especially when it comes to figuring out how many ounces to a cup, cups to a pint, pints to a quart, quarts to a gallon...
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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by CivBase on Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:10 pm

I wish I had grown up with the metric system. It would just cost too much for the US to make a sudden switch, though. If we were going to change, it would take nearly a century to make the full transition. After all, the measurement system goes far deeper than centimeters and inches.

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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by Lord Pheonix on Sat Sep 17, 2011 3:41 pm

But its one last "fuck you" to Britain.

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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by Rotaretilbo on Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:25 pm

Britain doesn't use metrics either in many areas. The Imperial System we use is a minor deviation of the British system.

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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by CivBase on Sat Sep 17, 2011 5:48 pm

Rotaretilbo wrote:Britain doesn't use metrics either in many areas. The Imperial System we use is a minor deviation of the British system.
It's the thought that counts Razz

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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by Lord Pheonix on Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:51 pm

CivBase wrote:
Rotaretilbo wrote:Britain doesn't use metrics either in many areas. The Imperial System we use is a minor deviation of the British system.
It's the thought that counts Razz

The thought being "fuck you".

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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by CivBase on Sat Sep 17, 2011 6:56 pm

Lord Pheonix wrote:
CivBase wrote:
Rotaretilbo wrote:Britain doesn't use metrics either in many areas. The Imperial System we use is a minor deviation of the British system.
It's the thought that counts Razz

The thought being "fuck you".
Indeed

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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by Ukurse on Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:03 pm

We use metric in New Zealand, they don't even teach us imperial.

Very easy, it follows rules that are used for all of it's types of measurement, 1000 millimeters is 1 meter and 1000 meters is 1 kilometer, 1000 milliliters is 1 liter. Also cubic meters easily converts to liters. Metric is very easy for any kind of conversions.
Like I could understand the imperial system if it were correct, like if 1 foot was the length of an average foot. In that case, the imperial system would be good for everyday activities if you don't have like a ruler with you or something. But it isn't even correct, an average foot is 9.5 inches, not 12, even you are wearing shoes it wouldn't add 2.5 inches if you were wearing the right size.


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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by KristallNacht on Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:06 pm

not that it matters in the modern day, when conversion is as simple as typing "(X) liters to gallons" in google
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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Sat Sep 17, 2011 8:23 pm

YouCurse wrote:We use metric in New Zealand, they don't even teach us imperial.

Very easy, it follows rules that are used for all of it's types of measurement, 1000 millimeters is 1 meter and 1000 meters is 1 kilometer, 1000 milliliters is 1 liter. Also cubic meters easily converts to liters. Metric is very easy for any kind of conversions.
Like I could understand the imperial system if it were correct, like if 1 foot was the length of an average foot. In that case, the imperial system would be good for everyday activities if you don't have like a ruler with you or something. But it isn't even correct, an average foot is 9.5 inches, not 12, even you are wearing shoes it wouldn't add 2.5 inches if you were wearing the right size.
Back when it was defined by the length of a man's foot, it varied from ~10 inches to 13 inches (in Venice. There was probably a different origin for that metric) Of course, for reasons of trade, standard 'feet' were often defined by cities, and then by trade groups.

The 12 inch foot was defined by King Henry I, who really did have a 12-inch foot.

Anyhow, if you ever /really/ want to screw with somebody's head, take a mechanic and replace his measuring tape (Imperial) with one that measures decimal inches. Seeing them try to figure out what 5/12 is on a tape that gives only tenths of an inch is priceless.
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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by Rotaretilbo on Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:07 pm

KristallNacht wrote:not that it matters in the modern day, when conversion is as simple as typing "(X) liters to gallons" in google

But NT, is that an Imperial Gallon, US Liquid Gallon, or US Dry Gallon? The answer being 4.54609L, 3.785411784L, 4.40488377086L respectively.

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Re: SI vs. US/Imperial

Post by KristallNacht on Sat Sep 17, 2011 10:10 pm

lol I know, same with TONS.

I have to deal with metric and standard shit all the time (tools)

whats nice about a HMMWV, is almost everything that is 1st and 2nd echelon maintenance is in Standard, and everything that is exclusively 3rd and 4th echelon is Metric.
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