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Europoor here, why the hell is the US essentially the only country in the world to not convert to the metric system. I mean, it's a lot more efficient and actually makes sense. Like water freezes at 0C but imperial says water freezes at 32F like wat
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i am American and have always wondered the same thing. makes absolutely no sense using inches and feet and miles. I've known this since age 10.
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>>556922631
Cause fuck the rest of the world we don't need to logical we have all the power
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>>556922910
>we have all the power
keks were had
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some europoors still use non-metric (brits use it for weight), plus fuck using grams in recipes
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>>556922910
>We have all the power
>have all the power
>all the power
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>>556922631
We basically have, almost everything here has metric on it and metric is taught in schools.

But everyone still uses Imperial and it pisses me off.
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Because it's America and they need to be different.
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>>556923182
It's kind of dumb, though. Like it throws off the rest of the world when they interact with them
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They are slowly working their way to metric system.
Many machine shops etc use metric system because its much easier to work with.
But think of it like this, every machine tool, and every tool is an inch tool. It's going to take time to swap it all for metric.

I think it was in the 70's or 80's there was a bill to switch the national measure system to metric, but it never passed.

So now people start using it more and more because it's easier to use.

If you want it to change in your country, just start using meters instead of yards etc :)
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>>556922631
Fucking stubborn idiots man. I'm from the US and I hate that I grew up with imperial nonsense.
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>>556923761
Thank you anon for enlightening me
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>>556922631
because imperial units are easy to visualize. a yard, a foot, a mile are easy to estimate and though not logical make work easy. who the fuck knows what a contromuter looks like? What the fuck does a stone weigh? Nobody fucking knows.
Imperial units were designed by working men to make life easier for working men. Not for candyassed faggots collecting dolements.
The date thing, well that is because it makes estimates of man hours easier. In america well look well into the future, a month at a time. We don't live day by day, so the day is the second most important unit. We can say to each other that this item is deliverable on 5/2015 and not fret about which month was meant.
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The metric system is the tool of the devil! My car gets forty rods to the hogshead and that's the way I likes it.
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>>556923925
Kind of the other way around. Nobody knows what a pound, a mile or a foot is
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>>556923925
>stone
>metric

you American idiots don't even understand what you hate
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>>556922631
fuck you, that's why
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>>556924265
It's the american way.
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>>556922631
Most people here stick to the old system, but I would say people under the age of 25 might start to use a mixture of the two...
Here's what I use:
Distance:day to day- inches, meters, miles
Speed: miles per hour for driving and m/s for everything else (engineering student)
Volume: metric
Weight: body and supermarket are ounces/pounds ; everything else in metric
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>>556924093
actually, retard, if you stick with imperial measurements you always have a ruler no matter where you go. First joint on the index finger of an american sized working male is equal to one inch.
A hand (4 inches) is the width of your hand measured at the knuckles. A yard is the distance from the tip of yer nose to the tip of your outstretched arm. A foot is the distance between your elbow and the tip of your fingers.
This goes on and on and makes estimating distance easy.
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>>556922631
We're still the best country in the world Euro trash.I agree that metric is retarded though
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Canada's even worse.


We use BOTH metric and imperial.

Like, for temperature. For outside temperature, we use Celcius. BUT, for cooking temperature, we use Fahrenheit.

We use Meters/Kilometers for road distance, but we use inches and feet for a person's height, or for an object's size.


We're the fucked ones here.
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>>556922631
america was founded by freemasons (back then when freemasons were good and very intelligent) they chose to use this system that it would stay popular. if you fuck around with inches and feet and shit at the pyramids in gizeh you get some nice results.
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>>556924265
i understand perfectly you fucking poofter. I don't hate little pakistan, in fact I love the country formerly know as england. I simply don't think that motricks is worth using.
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>>556924642
My two meter arm span makes guessing cable lengths super easy.
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>>556923925
Well think what you will about your imperial units.
You will always have to use a conversion formula if you want to do any calculations of physics,
since the SI system builds on the metric system. This makes it all logical and easy to understand when using meters, grams, seconds, kelvins or amperes.

Not just that, but we also get to use the cool words like terravolts, or gigajoules, nanoseconds or milligrams ;)
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>>556924971
aren't you special.
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>>556924642
yeah because that accurate to everyone... who the fuck made you think you could start a moronic comment like that with, "actually, retard"?

You fucking retard.
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>>556924971
special snowflake reporting in
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>>556924794
I personally wish that was true in Maraca. At least knowing relatively the measurements in both imperial and metric we'd know our shit
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>>556924642
I have no ruler so ill just use my body parts at work so ill just use my body parts seems accurate enough
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>>556925007
yay! erybody in the US are a scienstist! No fuck head! The working men of this country. The vast majority of the population. Uses feet & inches because it makes working easy. Not because it makes sitting on your ass easy.
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USA follows no rules yuropoop
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>>556925087
Im sorry your mother told me I should call you retard. To be fair she was talking around my dick at the moment so I might have misunderstood
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>>556925415
>your mother
Under age alert
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>>556925231
not everybody carries a ruler in their pocket protector fuckface. We're out there working not sitting on our paki asses collecting welfare. but from time to time we need to estimate something and 1 inch is easier to visualize than 1 cm
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>>556925415
Sure feels like summer in here
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>>556925606
didn't know mommie was getting a little on the side? sorry to bust your bubble
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>>556924295
>>556924452
>>556925332

You realize the flipping off gesture is European right?
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>>556924295
Best response yet.

ITT: grouchy yuropoor and condescending aussiefags
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>>556925257
It doesn't make working easier, since if you need to cut something at a determined length, you would have to measure it anyway.
And when it comes to working with small numbers, metric is superior, which is why most machine shops, or engineering use metric systems, you know, like your precious nasa.

Not that you would know anything about work, or measuring things anyway.. ;)
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>>556925709
lol this is how you faggots argue. you can't win so you blame summer and newfags. The only world power uses feet and inches everybody else uses metromuters can't win must be summer.
faggot
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>>556925682
If you're at your job and you need to estimate your measurements, you're most likely doing a shitty mickey mouse job of a time. I would want you to build something for me if you go "hmm about the size of my finger tip to the join so seems right" People have fucking tools when they work to avoid this
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>>556926126
Not*
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>>556925926
its ok. we are the world power. we set the standards. you eurotrash can worry about which is better we americans will just keep the world running while you faggots collect welfare and try to keep pakis from running you into the ocean
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>>556926224
Murfat still thinking the United States is the best in the world. Top kek of the day
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>>556926126
people dont use rulers when they VISUALIZE you fucking retard.
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>>556926319
lol eurotrash still thinking the sun never sets on the brittard umpire. You limeys are nothing but the retard cousin that we are embarrassed to have in the family. The world would be nothing but a shit hole without america. No internet. No iphone. No nothing. try harder cunt
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>>556926323
If you're visualizing something it is not accurate for fucks sake.
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>>556922631
welp. back to work. you lazy euroniggers have fun patting eachother on the back about your cute little meatrock system.
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>>556926594
FUCK HEAD! I said visualize! I didn't say accurate.
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>>556926862
not accurate = non reliable
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>>556922631
>it actually makes sense
Well our system makes perfect fucking sense over here. We've been using it for some time now and we've built some excellent infrastructure using it. Stop bitching about what you can't change.
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>>556927635
No it doesn't, there is a difference between something making sense and an acquired taste. Comparing the metric system with the imperial system is kind of like comparing pizza with Hákarl. The icelanders will tell you Hákarl is the best but everyone else will disagree and believe spaghetti with sauce is better because it's not a fucking fermented shark.
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>>556923761
the bill never passed because dumbass southerners lobbied against it
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>>556927918
This
Hail metric master race
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>>556922631
Because america is the quebec of the world.
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>>556922631
>metric
ITT: bunch of whiny bitches complain about the master race
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>>556927635
china is #1 in the infrastructure department now, sorry pal
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>>556923761
>>556928201
I am pretty sure the bill did pass (I could be wrong). The problem was that the change was executed poorly and people found it confusing. We dumbass Americans couldn't handle it, so we switched back. It was a failed experiment.
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>>556924642
People like you are the reason foreigners think all of us Americans are stupid. please kill yourself
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>>556922631
while we are at it... why do you keep using mm/dd/yy for dates, it's so annoying
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>>556929104
I agree, when he said that the only thing that came to mind was. "Do amerikans really measure stuff with their hands?" then I was like nah
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>>556925852
Dont they use 2 fingers in the UK?
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>>556922631
Water freezes at 0 degrees c. What does Ethanol freeze at?
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ITT: Americunts making childish excuses, again.
>muh superior
No.
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>>556922631
There's no reason to make that point again and again other than trolling. Most Americans are aware of it but changes aren't being pushed by the government, presumably because of zealous conservatards like Ann Coulter always rambling about how "it makes more sense because a foot is as long as foot lol" who'd tear their shirt in outrage in the public place if the metric system was pushed further.
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>>556929424
no we don't. Imperial units have standard measurements that have nothing to do with the length of ones appendages. that anon is simply retarded.
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>>556930021
no some murifats still believe their imperial system is the best and it's quite shitty
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Imperial is superior because I can divide almost anything I want by 3 and metric fags can't do that shit without retarded .3333333333333
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>>556924642
>foot=elbow+fingers
logic is used a lot
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>>556925257
And your working class isn't required to learn basic English?
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>>556924642
>This goes on and on and makes estimating distance easy.
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>>556930552
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>>556925994
>still thinking America is a world power
You do know it is 2014 right?
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>>556924642
Foot = Forearm+Hand..?

Why not use your "Foot" you moron, a size 10 (uk) or 11 (us) is roughly 12 inches (1ft).

>Metric master-race.
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>>556927538
and thats murrica for ya
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>>556925682
>>556924642
>>556925231
>Taking measurements for a new door.
>Using body as ruler.
>Door doesn't fit.
>Blame Muslims Russians and terrorists.
>Invade Iraq.
>Economy goes to shit.
>Claim it helped the American people.
Murica
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To be fair, even in Germany we use imperial units for some things like TV sizes or wheel diameters.
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>>556933249
I think most places use Inches (for both of these). Not for the distance measurement, but Global marketing reasons.
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>>556922631
Made a new, crisper vector version of original image.
>Pixel perfect scale - 1px per unit
Enjoy.
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>>556922910
>all the power
i give you one kek.
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>>556933638
Yup, plus it sounds better if the ads say 32" TV instead of 81,28 cm TV
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>>556922631
Being American I hate how we use our shit-tier measurements as opposed to the easily understood metric system. Fuck, I should move to Europe...
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>>556924794
nahh, thats like most anglo areas, uk and ireland do that too, so do oz i think.
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>>556922631

Ill give you that metric is better...but but your picture of Month/day/year is wrong and ours is right...
months = 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12
days = 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30/31
years = -infinite bc to infinite ad...

Least pool of numbers to most pool of numbers..see our form of OCD is vastly superior to yours, IN YOUR FACE WITH JIZZ FAGGOT!
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>implying science in the US doesn't use the metric system.
>implying the country that has won the most nobel prizes in science in the last hundred years is inferior
>implying an entire country should change just because eurofags feel betrayed.

We won the war.
We are a free nation.
Your Queen can't tell us what to do anymore.
>GET OVER IT.
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>>556934350
>Still thinking Britain rules over the entire European Union.
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>>556934042
We do in the UK. I'm kinda embarrassed to admit that I can work with distances in metric (it's easier for me to do short distances, I use to swim so I know what a meter looks like) but when estimating someones height I have to work in feet and inches or stones for weight.
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>>556934336
But ours is getting more specific all the way down. A specific day of a specific month of a specific year. You can't say "a specific month of a specific day". Our OCD has logic too

>>556934350
>>implying science in the US doesn't use the metric system.
Well you do mostly. Rankine/Fahrenheit vs Kelvin/Celsius. And all the Engineering stuff I've seen was in imperial units
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>>556925852
yeah no shit sherlock... doesnt mean we arent gunna steal it and make it better... 'murica
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>>556924642
fuck logic. yeah. 'murica
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>>556934643
I study physics and we use an American book.
The first chapter explains how you can use the metric system.
Needles to say we could skip this chapter.
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>>556934336
>your picture of Month/day/year is wrong and ours is right...
only if you ignore the fact that a day is smaller than a month, then it makes perfect sense
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>>556934841
is it though? time is relative to the subject maybe here days are longer
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>>556934802
Maybe it depends. I just know that Rankine and Fahrenheit are very common in the US (in thermodynamics) and that all the Americans I've worked with liked to use inches and pounds per square feet and what not.
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>>556935007
According to Einstein's theory of relativity if you stretch out time it will not be limited to days and not months.
7/10 made me reply
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>>556935132
Could be that some use imperial for physics.
Wouldn't know how to do that though.
Also this would mean they have two standards for physics which just made this thing an even bigger mess.
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>>556935180
>mah nigga
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>>556935180
What is a month besides a word? Nothing. The meaning behind it is a belief system that was created by people. It does not exist. When this planet was formed a month was not built in with it.

These are arbitrary creations of our society that let you believe in superiority and inferiority when in reality, neither are true and all is permitted.

It is only when you let these beliefs go that you can achieve true greatness in the realm of space and time.

>Fgt.
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>>556922631
at least remove the 9fag watermark u fucking faggot
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>>556935474
Actually the term month comes from the mooncalander and was used for long term planning.
It isn't just made up.
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>>556923316
>implying anyone wants to communicate with murifats.
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>>556935284
Neither do I. Converting units is probably the most annoying thing to do at work.
It gets even better when you ask your American co-worker to send you an excel sheet of data and you just get a huge table of numbers without any mention of units. And when you want to call him he's on vacation.
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>>556935474
and thats retarded... thats like saying days dont exist, they actually represent things the earth does and goes through, so in zero space perhaps a month would be arbitrary but not on an orbiting planet
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>>556935629
Oh so when the moon came to be, month just spontaneously dropped down from space on a piece of parchment and declared itself to be so?
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>>556924295
>>556924452
>>556925332
Since most people would use their right hand to flip someone off, and the thumb is on the right side, it's fair to assume that it's flipping off the system, meaning you're saying "fuck this system". stupid murifats.
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>>556935923
>purposely interpetating my words differently.
Being this much a faggot
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>>556935915
What is existence and reality? Everything we know to be true is electrical signals in our brain. What if our brain misinterprets everything around us? There is no way to know if we even exist, or if we are simply a brain in a jar receiving the correct electrical signals that allow us to perceive the current life we have.
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>>556936034
or perhaps it is that system flipping off the other... 2/10 try harder europoor
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>>556936070
then everything is arbitrary so just shut the fuck up you've made no point... no point to argue anything cause everything is unknowable or arbitrary 2/10 try to actually think
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>>556935702
Not mentioning the units is an automatic fail on exams at the university.
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>>556936101
no, because that would mean that the system is using it's left hand. And although that might be the case, most people are right handed so it's fair to assume that the flipping off is going in the direction towards the murican system, and not from the murican system. l2logicmate
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>>556936213
That is the fucking point. You're arguing over two arbitrary figures that are entirely irrelevant to all existence.

Essentially >WHO GIVES A SHIT
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>>556922631
europoor here... metric system my ass:
60 secs a min, 60 min an hour, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, random amount of days a month, 12 months a year. very metric.
horsepowers... wat?
360 degrees a circle, divided up into angular minutes and seconds. extremely metric.

let's stop giving them uneducated murcunts shit, before we fix our own.
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>>556936231
Too bad uni isn't real life
But seriously, using different units is okay, but be so kind to at least mention which ones you've used so I can work with your data. This should be common sense
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>>556936413
>irrelevant to all existence
potato/5
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>>556933805
Thank you anon
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American here. I agree we should use metric but (not sure if this was said somewhere earlier but too lazy to check) the Imperial system measurements
were designed/made by the working man. And inch is the length of a mans thumb from the hand to the first joint. A foot is the size of his foot. A yard is the length of his belt. A mile is the your mom's waist size. Now I want to know wtf a stone is
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>>556922631
I hope I'm not the only one to notice OP posted from 9gag and is therefore instantly wrong with any argument no matter how logical
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>>556936343
>most people are right handed
then america would be the left handed kid.. nice try doe
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>>556936959
no, murica would be the retard using his feet.
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>>556922631
Months = 1-12
Days = 1-31
Years = infinity

US: 12 < 31 < 2014
EU: 31 < 12 <2014

US is the only ones who can math apparently.
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>>556923925
>contromuter
8/10 kek
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>>556937073
his left foot doe
that being said I enjoyed the joust, youre not too dim
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>>556937194
1st of december 2014
December 1st 2014

1<12<2014
12<1<2014

u wat?
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>>556924642
I know everyone is ragging on this guy but he's actually right. He didn't say he agrees or not with how they came up with the measurements, but that is how they did it. Back in the day, they didn't have accurate tools like calipers and such, even rulers were rare, so they had to use something common-ish to everyone.
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>>556922631
because it's just as easy to remember that water freezes at 32F and boils at 212F. You have to be retarded to be confused by it.

It's a more accurate system of measurement, anyway.
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Why doesn't every country convert to english seeing as how it's the most widely used language?
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>>556937194

Maths* There's more than one math.
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>>556937194
Actually it should be: Year-Month-Day
This way the number is always increasing

Otherwise you get numbers like this
01-10-2014
05-05-1980
11-23-2000
Which is numerically in order, but not in order by date.
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>>556923925
>We don't live day by day, so the day is the second most important unit.
this is just utter bullshit. lol'd loud
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>>556936429
That has nothing to do with the metric system
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>>556922910
this is why i think america don't have metric
>we're the best fuck the rest of the world
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>>556924642
>>556937464
....lumber yard dude here....been using imperial/body measurements for yyyyyears....but my cubit (elbow to fingertip) is 18"
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>>556936508
My point exactly.
At least mention what you used so others can use your data.
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>>556926554
Actually, the majority of so-called "American innovations" were created by Europeans. The internet was made first made by a British scientist. It was only until DARPA took it up and they turned it into the internet we see today.

And my joy that I still use a Nokia...
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>>556929720
> B (11 x 17)
>Ledger, Tabloid (17 x 11)

Wat.
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