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Originally Posted by DigitalDan
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In that case, things that make you go hmmmm...

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Originally Posted by DigitalDan
Riddle me this:

The Celsius temp scale is 0 for freezing and 100 for boiling water. Fahrenheit is 32 and 212 respectively.

So one day I was lounging around in Nam and about 11 AM it was 47 on the Celsius thermometer. That's 116.6 F. According to Celsius that's only 3 degrees short of halfway to boiling. It's only 95.4 short of boiling on the F scale. Thing that really confused me was that I wasn't sweating.

How's that work in your head?

Stopping sweating can be a sign that you are going into heatstroke. Confusion too.

Or it was so dry and hot that your sweat was evaporating immediately as your body pushed it out.

47 C is pretty bloody hot.

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FWIW metric was introduced here when I was a kid, so I grew up with both, and have never had an issue swapping back and forth.

One trap for young players is that the US measures aren't always the same as Imperial, so you can get tripped up. For example, an Imperial gallon is roughly 4.5 litres, while a US gallon is only about 3.8, so things like miles per gallon and so on can get confusing.

There's also other little traps like Imperial/US using the pound, which is a unit of weight, while metric uses a unit of mass.

Metric certainly makes it easier to do calculations though, especially for engineering/science.

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How does liters to killimeters work?


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Originally Posted by wabigoon
How does liters to killimeters work?
It doesn’t.


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Originally Posted by rainshot
I can convert when I have to. I can machine and thread metric if I have to but it is problematic because there's no metric support over here. You can't buy matric metal stock or taps and dies. Metric isn't so standardized from one country to the other. I have in my possession a metric tap that's a true bastard. It is neither metric not imperial. If you are born and taught using one system it's natural to you and that goes both ways.

I'm not sure where "over here" is, but you can sure as hell buy metric taps, dies, stock, nuts, bolts, measuring devices and everything else in the United States. Check the Grangers, MRC, or any other industrial supply catalog.

For fifty years now I have just been shaking my head in amazement at how confused, irrational, intimidated, illogical and just over the top crazy and misinformed people can be about something as simple and logical as the metric system.


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Spark plug were metric threads in the late 1900's.


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I still prefer drams, gills, bushels, pecks, furlongs, leagues, chains, etc. Anything to be contrary.

The metric thing I really hate is pressures and torque

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Originally Posted by DigitalDan
Riddle me this:

The Celsius temp scale is 0 for freezing and 100 for boiling water. Fahrenheit is 32 and 212 respectively.

So one day I was lounging around in Nam and about 11 AM it was 47 on the Celsius thermometer. That's 116.6 F. According to Celsius that's only 3 degrees short of halfway to boiling. It's only 95.4 short of boiling on the F scale. Thing that really confused me was that I wasn't sweating.

How's that work in your head?
Heat stroke will kill you. One symptom is not sweating when it's that hot. You apparently didn't have other symptoms so that probably wasn't the your issue, but it's something to watch out for.


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On my project in Qatar (50k workers in camp) we had flags with well known colors that allowed work, backed off work in stages and ended work on temperature. A large water bottle hanging from your belt was required basic PPE.


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Originally Posted by dan_oz
Originally Posted by DigitalDan
Riddle me this:

The Celsius temp scale is 0 for freezing and 100 for boiling water. Fahrenheit is 32 and 212 respectively.

So one day I was lounging around in Nam and about 11 AM it was 47 on the Celsius thermometer. That's 116.6 F. According to Celsius that's only 3 degrees short of halfway to boiling. It's only 95.4 short of boiling on the F scale. Thing that really confused me was that I wasn't sweating.

How's that work in your head?

Stopping sweating can be a sign that you are going into heatstroke. Confusion too.

Or it was so dry and hot that your sweat was evaporating immediately as your body pushed it out.

47 C is pretty bloody hot.

Under those hot and dry conditions fans only seem to blow hot air too, without any perceivable cooling effect.

As a side note, drinking beer under those conditions doesn't seem to get one as pissed as quickly. You gotta drink alot of water irrespective and especially if you're drinking alcohol. Actually you should avoid the alcohol all together, and coffee.

I thought Nam would've had high humidity.


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Originally Posted by DigitalDan
Riddle me this:

The Celsius temp scale is 0 for freezing and 100 for boiling water. Fahrenheit is 32 and 212 respectively.

So one day I was lounging around in Nam and about 11 AM it was 47 on the Celsius thermometer. That's 116.6 F. According to Celsius that's only 3 degrees short of halfway to boiling. It's only 95.4 short of boiling on the F scale. Thing that really confused me was that I wasn't sweating.

How's that work in your head?

The exact correct amount of beers is my explanation

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Originally Posted by mauserand9mm
Originally Posted by dan_oz
Originally Posted by DigitalDan
Riddle me this:

The Celsius temp scale is 0 for freezing and 100 for boiling water. Fahrenheit is 32 and 212 respectively.

So one day I was lounging around in Nam and about 11 AM it was 47 on the Celsius thermometer. That's 116.6 F. According to Celsius that's only 3 degrees short of halfway to boiling. It's only 95.4 short of boiling on the F scale. Thing that really confused me was that I wasn't sweating.

How's that work in your head?

Stopping sweating can be a sign that you are going into heatstroke. Confusion too.

Or it was so dry and hot that your sweat was evaporating immediately as your body pushed it out.

47 C is pretty bloody hot.

Under those hot and dry conditions fans only seem to blow hot air too, without any perceivable cooling effect.

As a side note, drinking beer under those conditions doesn't seem to get one as pissed as quickly. You gotta drink alot of water irrespective and especially if you're drinking alcohol. Actually you should avoid the alcohol all together, and coffee.

I thought Nam would've had high humidity.

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Originally Posted by wabigoon
How does liters to killimeters work?

The metric system is based on water, the size of the earth and the number 10.

10,000,000 meters from the North Pole to the Equator.

A cube 1cm on each side (1 cc) has a volume equal to 1 milliliter.

1 milliliter of water has a mass of 1 gram.

Temperature? At sea level water freezes at 0 centigrade and boils at 100.

Anyhoo…..

1 liter = 1,000 ml = 1,000cc = the volume of a cube 10cm on each side.

1kilometer =1,000 meters = 100,000 centimeters.

1 liter would fill a cube 0.00001 km on each side.

And…..

A 1km cube has a volume of 1,000,000,000,000,000 cc which is equal to 1,000,000,000,000 liters.

Hope this helps.

And……

I hope I did the math right.


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My metrics:

A beer = 155ml

1/4 = 6mm bullet

161km = 100 miles because that the distance from Vandalia, OH to Indianapolis

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Originally Posted by mauserand9mm
Originally Posted by dan_oz
Originally Posted by DigitalDan
Riddle me this:

The Celsius temp scale is 0 for freezing and 100 for boiling water. Fahrenheit is 32 and 212 respectively.

So one day I was lounging around in Nam and about 11 AM it was 47 on the Celsius thermometer. That's 116.6 F. According to Celsius that's only 3 degrees short of halfway to boiling. It's only 95.4 short of boiling on the F scale. Thing that really confused me was that I wasn't sweating.

How's that work in your head?

Stopping sweating can be a sign that you are going into heatstroke. Confusion too.

Or it was so dry and hot that your sweat was evaporating immediately as your body pushed it out.

47 C is pretty bloody hot.

Under those hot and dry conditions fans only seem to blow hot air too, without any perceivable cooling effect.

As a side note, drinking beer under those conditions doesn't seem to get one as pissed as quickly. You gotta drink alot of water irrespective and especially if you're drinking alcohol. Actually you should avoid the alcohol all together, and coffee.

I thought Nam would've had high humidity.

It did indeed. I just remembered why I wasn’t sweating. I was packin’ a minigun. Shooting metric ammo I was.


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