>Game uses kilometers instead of miles
>No way to correct it
>Game uses cups instead of litres.
>country refuses to use internationally agreed metric system
>cries cuz muh measurement units
>cant quickly estimate 60% of a given value
As a chemist from a civilized, metric country, I bet you don't you know why the Fahrenheit scale is the way it is. It is incredibly clever in real world physical chemistry...
Kelvin is better than anything else though...
>Americans use miles instead of kilometers
>No way to correct it
It got us to the moon, it's good enough.
Metric is more precise and uniform, but you generally need measurement tools to actually use it properly, while imperial is easier to make rough estimates with.
Enjoy being casual pieces of shit, americans
fahrenheit scale is the way it is becauce Fahrenheit decided 100 would be human body temperature and 0 would be how low he could cool salt water for no apparent reason.
same way Celcius decided freezing water would be 100 and boiling water would be 0: inhaling mercury all day fucks with your head.
Holy shit, nothing fucks with my Autism more than when some asshole changes the treadmill to Kilometers.
We are in Atlanta, motherfucker.
>character with european accent
>he's a stereotypical cuck
>freezing water would be 100 and boiling water would be 0
>mfw bongers make fun of us for using the imperial system.
>They measure their weight in stones
hurf I weigh 2 stones, using less means less accurate so no one will know I'm fat when I round.
>this distance is easier to make rough estimates with
>One isn't more precise than the other, or more uniform.
>or more uniform
Except it fucking is more uniform. Everything is base goddamn 10! It's very much more uniform than basing your system of measurement on fucking barleycorns, feet, paces and hands!
>game uses miles instead of acre-feet
>labs across the country are filled with mexicans
>tfw we have been using the same time scale since the egyptyans
If you euros are so logical why don't you use a decimal based measurement of time?
but in the ancient world it really was just about the precious metal, take the british pound, the reason the £ symbol is a stylised L is that its literally the same as Lbs, or libres, the coinage at the time was silver sterling coins, and 240 of them (or 20 shillings) weighed exactly one pound, you were literally handing a person an actual weight of precious metal, and if you needed to pay in smaller amounts people would cut coins in halves or quarters, where we get terms like "penny farthing" from, aka a "fourthing" of the coin.
when people went from one kingdom to the next, coinage would change names, but giving someone a pound of gold or silver was pretty universal. due to the fact people would shave their coins or cut them it was most common to weigh your payment rather than count it. there is a reason the scale is the icon for commerce.
>7 days in a week
>31 days in a month, unless there's 30 days because who cares, unless there's 28 days because I dunno, unless there's 29 days because we just let it slide.
>60 seconds in a minute
>60 minutes in an hour
>24 hours in a day
Our calendar is so fucking retarded.
I'm assuming a lot of those thing aren't really used much anymore but how the fuck can people defend this and say it makes more sense than metric?
Uh, I don't see a "XVII" on there, Bongo.
That doesnt mean one is more percise than the other...you can say its more uniform or easy to use or whatever you want. but a number in one system is the exact same number and distance in another system...dont be dumb
And basing it on those things is just as arbitrary as basing on the length of some random person's foot because it doesn't matter a single fuck what its based on as long as it works for its intended purpose of measuring things, which it will as long as everyone who is using it knows and understands it.
>fictional planets can have different habitable zones than Earth for reasons
And then in the one game where time would actually matter they change it for no real reason.
Let's see there are
60 seconds to a minute
60 minutes to an hour
24 hours to a day
7 days to a week
4 weeks to a month (and some change)
12 months a year
It just works the same way that imperial works. 12 is a very handy number.
>my country uses 24 hour system, but in spoken language we use 12 hour clock and all the clocks are 12 hours anyway except for the digital ones.
That I never understood, but then again, I use 12 hour system myself.
Bit of both. We do height in feet, distance in miles, beer in pints or half pints, but ml for any other amount, weight is either stone or kilograms.
It can be pretty fucking retarded at times.
you should look up the efforts the international community goes to to maintain standard weights and measurements, they have "the kilogram" in a vault somewhere in france that all kilogram measurements all around the world are based on, but its losing atoms slowly over time, so they are searching for an alternative, thats why for other things, such as measurements of distance they use universal constants that are the same wherever you are. (such as the speed of light)
you are now aware that living on mars would mean throwing all this shit out and starting from scratch, how many hours in a martian day, how many minutes in a martian hour, how many martian seconds etc? how many days in the martian week, how many weeks in the year? a month passing on mars would be completely different to a month passing on earth, how would a martian colony manage? would they use a completely new local time frame and have to use conversions any time they wanted to interact with earth? would they use earth time and have odd amounts of hours in a day? or would we develop a new universal system of time not based on local phenomena like orbits and rotations?
I like how in startrek they used star dates all the time instead of the Gregorian calendar, and they still used military time because it makes sense that they would keep the same human schedules based on their home world.
>Russia, Japan, China, India, France and Luxembourg use the imperial system
There is not one good thing America has that Europe doesn't apart from the fast food.
God damn fast food here is shit. When I see the pictures of those FUCKING tacos for like a dollar I want one so bad.
60 is just 5 12s, 12 is a really malleable number, you can half it, quarter it, third it and its still whole numbers
decimal makes more sense for us since our numbering system is base 10 and we have 10 fingers and 10 toes, but 12 was a much more versatile number to use for counting things
Holy shit this.
Why haven't Amerifats adopted the much simpler system?
Their current one is hardly precise at all.
Are Americans really this stubborn?
>Europe do not have unified language and every language have different accent, there is no European Accent.
Actually there is in the movies and historical pieces You all sound like Brits. I'm not knowledgeable enough of british accents to tell you which accent gets used the most though.
George didn't think of that, he used "years" as a way to put the erratic seasons to perspective, which is why the series has years, but they're not defined in any way. But it's most likely measured from number of days.
I mean, if they were periods of 12 months, that would make sense, since there is a fairly accurate way to measure months. Problem is, that's never established or even implied to be the case, everyone just knows what years are because dragons or something I guess.
>XII is 天口
>means Entrance to Heaven
The fuck is this shit?
12s were originally used because the Babylonians would count on their finger joints by pointing at them in turn with their thumb; 4 fingers, 3 joints each makes 12. If you need numbers over 12, you record the number of 12s you've already counted with your other hand, letting you count up to 60.
So yeah, it's clever, but it is still based around counting on your fingers.
>Month, day, year
>Months can only go to 12, therefore smallest number
>Days can go to 31, therefore middle sized number
>Years have no limit, and are currently at 2014, therefore largest number
What now eurpos?
>oldfags use imperial
>youngfags use metric
I was speaking about movies, you dumb eurocucks. Every film set in antiquity hires brittish actors. Gladiator or Troy had everyone talking like a bonglander. In the film Enemy at the Gates everyone is supposedly speaking Russian but they're played by Brits. Because of films Americans associate Brits with anything old or foreign. It destroys immersion when you have Julius Ceaser speaking in a plain midwestern accent but some posh British accent is for some reason well received.
> You will live for more days than months.
> You will live for more months than days.
> You will live the least amount of years.
> Days change more regularly than months.
> Months change more regularly than years.
> Years change the least often so its last.
Fat dumb ameriscum.
Have you ever seen a german person in your movies?
Have you ever seen an italian person in your movies?
Have you ever seen a french person in your movies?
How the fuck do they sound like brits?
Even the tiniest countries like Malta or Luxenburg have their own accents when speaking English and don't get me startet on all the different languages and combinations of accents.
Seriously, what kind of historical pieces did you watch? GoT?
>mfw I still have no fucking concept of what a km or mile is
America still uses outdated measurement systems
I agree that metric should be used for most things but the "foot" is a nice in between for inches and yards for some things A lot of Americans know both systems, which is technically smarter than just knowing one
Year - 365 days
Month - 30/31 days
Day - 1 day
>I prefer to use kilometers and I'm america
Yeah, but you're also a cuck, so it doesn't matter what you prefer
>british royalty comes to america
>treated like royalty
have we lost our way?
We have 10 fingers, and I guess all the systems we already use are deeply ingrained in culture and society. It'd take a massive global effort to make base 8 the norm, as good as it would be.
Yuroclap here. That system isn't arbitrary. For example 12 inches to a foot makes it easier to calculate in your head because it has a dozenal system. Metric is stupid in this regard. If you divide 1 with 3 you get 0.333333333333333
Do Brits actually think anything special of the queen, or is just another thing we say about them? I don't see why anyone would go that far for royalty, it's no different from dealing with the rich or anything else.