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Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: antelope_sniper] #15087721 07/28/20
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Remember back during the "oil crisis" they sold gas by the litre for a while?

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Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: DigitalDan] #15087729 07/28/20
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Originally Posted by DigitalDan
Some years back there was a song "8 Miles HIgh" that I rather liked. Wouldn't have been the same if it was "12874.8 meters high".

Even the Byrds understood that.


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Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: antelope_sniper] #15087733 07/28/20
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If you metricians can tell me why I should GAF what the air speed velocity of an unladen African Swallow is in meters per second.........


Never mind. I still wont GAF about metric.

Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: antelope_sniper] #15087737 07/28/20
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Anyone want to be on the old English money system?


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Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: wabigoon] #15087749 07/28/20
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Originally Posted by wabigoon
Anyone want to be on the old English money system?


It's funny hearing Americans wanting to adhere to ANYTHING English. smile

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Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: antelope_sniper] #15087751 07/28/20
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Why do you say that Paul?


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Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: wabigoon] #15087767 07/28/20
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Originally Posted by wabigoon
Why do you say that Paul?


Because they are always going on about rejecting the English domination over them as per the American Revolution.

I don't blame you folks for that either.

Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: antelope_sniper] #15087788 07/28/20
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It may be because I spent some time in Canada as a youngster. Red Rose tea, and a lot of English influence in Canada.

In the low grades in school, it was the French that we were taught to admire.

I think it was WW2, that brought the US, and England together as great allies.


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Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: antelope_sniper] #15087805 07/28/20
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The choices are:

A. Use a system where you measure in fractions, then convert those fractions to decimal numbers in order to use a calculator, then convert the decimal answer back into a fraction. Your basic unit of measure is grouped in such a way that it's divisible by 2, 4ths, 8ths, 16ths, and 32nds or is multiplied by 12.

B. Use a system where you measure in decimals, use no conversion to plug those numbers into a calculator and no conversion of the answer as it's already in decimals. Your basic unit of measure is divisible or multiplied by 10, allowing one to slide the decimal as needed usually sans calculator.


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Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: horse1] #15087811 07/28/20
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Originally Posted by horse1
The choices are:

A. Use a system where you measure in fractions, then convert those fractions to decimal numbers in order to use a calculator, then convert the decimal answer back into a fraction. Your basic unit of measure is grouped in such a way that it's divisible by 2, 4ths, 8ths, 16ths, and 32nds or is multiplied by 12.

B. Use a system where you measure in decimals, use no conversion to plug those numbers into a calculator and no conversion of the answer as it's already in decimals. Your basic unit of measure is divisible or multiplied by 10, allowing one to slide the decimal as needed usually sans calculator.



Ahhh.....so the metric system is for dumb people.


No wonder the rest of the world uses it.


Well explained.....thanks.

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Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: antelope_sniper] #15087815 07/28/20
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I use both, daily.

I like speed and distance in miles. Mile a minute makes everything easy to estimate.

Temperature? Can we just forget there ever was a Fahrenheit? He was probably gay, constipated, or both, anyway.

Weights? Kilos for the win. You know why not Imperial? For the same reason you don’t know how many stone you weigh....

Carpentry, plumbing? Inches and feet, thank you. It just works. Never could come close to cutting to the millimeter. But welding and metal work? Metric. All the way. That stuff has to be right the first time.

Volume? I go either way. But once you get to cubic feet and acre feet, imperial Is easier. Cubic meters are just the wrong size.


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Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: antelope_sniper] #15087827 07/28/20
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I was a kid in the 70s and remember when they tried to get us to convert. They fugged up when they tried to ease us into it. Should've been like ripping off tape from a hairy arm ...quick and painless.

Guvmint fugged everything up per usual.

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Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: Jim_Conrad] #15087960 07/28/20
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Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
If you metricians can tell me why I should GAF what the air speed velocity of an unladen African Swallow is in meters per second.........

So that you don't mysteriously get flung off of a bridge into oblivian.


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Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: antelope_sniper] #15087973 07/28/20
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Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: antelope_sniper] #15087982 07/28/20
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SAE wrenches only. Metric get thrown away.

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Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: TheBigSky] #15087985 07/28/20
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Originally Posted by TheBigSky
Originally Posted by Jim_Conrad
If you metricians can tell me why I should GAF what the air speed velocity of an unladen African Swallow is in meters per second.........

So that you don't mysteriously get flung off of a bridge into oblivian.


Fair point.

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After five years of metric based engineering school I head off to work in a refinery. Need to do a performance test of a compressor train. Open up the company supplied steam tables, WTF?


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Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: antelope_sniper] #15088016 07/28/20
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2.54 centimeter worm just doesn’t roll off the tongue as easily as inchworm.


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Re: Why the U.S doesn't use the Metric System [Re: antelope_sniper] #15088041 07/28/20
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It would be easier if the rest of the world would just use the English system.


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