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
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 :)
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.
fuck you, that's why
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)
Weight: body and supermarket are ounces/pounds ; everything else in metric
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ;)
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.
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.
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
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.. ;)
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.
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
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
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
>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.
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.
ITT: bunch of whiny bitches complain about the master race
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.
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.
>This goes on and on and makes estimating distance easy.
>Taking measurements for a new door.
>Using body as ruler.
>Door doesn't fit.
>Blame Muslims Russians and terrorists.
>Economy goes to shit.
>Claim it helped the American people.
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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!
>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.
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.
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
>>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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
Actually it should be: Year-Month-Day
This way the number is always increasing
Otherwise you get numbers like this
Which is numerically in order, but not in order by date.
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...