>>568544565 The standard presented for the metric system is such shit anyway. They're all "look, it all goes up by 10^x for different lengths"
Let's start with millimeters. Then we go up to centimeters, so we've gone up 10x. The next logical step to maintain this "even" standard would be the decimeter, but they skip that and go straight to meter, so 100x. Then from there, instead of going to the dekameter or hectometer, they go up to the kilometer. So, suddenly 1000x more. I mean it'd give a pretty nice parabolic slant to the bar graph, but would by no means be even.
It's also rather inconsistent to keep everything as a prefix to denominate the scale and the suffix to denominate type of measurement, except in the weight where suddenly it's a tonne. It should be a teragram.
Also in the UK, you hear some people mentioning their weight in "stone," which is NOT a metric unit.
>>568548413 >lands on the moon I don't see why Americans are so proud of this, it's not really that far Something we really should be proud of is that recent rover sent to mars, that was an achievement right there.
>>568548930 in england its weird, we are taught the metric system in school in terms of measurement except road signs which are in miles/yards, weight is in stone, temperature is in Celsius. we need to pick a system already
>>568549507 Celsius is the metric standard for temperature though, so that works out. Kelvin technically is too, but just begins at absolute zero instead of an "understood-in-everyday-life" beginning like the freezing point of water.
>>568548930 it's to keep things convenient, just like how in the states the system is used mainly for convenience in measurements, but in most fields of science you use the metric system because it's built better for that. I don't know why assman Europeans think Americans never ever use the metric system for anything ever. >>568549008 UK takes the idea of colonies from Spain White colonists come up with the idea of separating from their masters so that they can govern themselves better than the friends of the king that just get a free claim over in the new world. I think we should all just get along based on the fact that we're of similar culture (currently), similar intelligence, and similar place in global affairs.
>>568548413 >USA invents the automobile, freedom, and lands on the moon. We can use whatever system we want.
The US didn't invent shit, mostly. 90/95% of inventions made in the US have been made by either foreigners, fresh immigrants or joint R&D.
Anyway, science and inventions are not country-specific. It's a big human circle of ideas and work. Thinking otherwise gives you cancer and american patriotism. Which is basically the same thing, but well.
>>568549963 It's true, they'd be surprised. Most American domestic vehicles these days, for one, have a heavy influence of the metric system, and one of the most common ways this is noticed is when wrenching on them.
We actually tend toward customary as a whole, but the ones who actually pay attention in a school that's not shit will also learn about the metric system, and can use the two fairly interchangeably.
The metric system is indeed built better for scientific measurements, and the ease of just moving a decimal place back and forth to scale your resolution is very handy.
>>568549674 Nicolas-Joseph Cugnot invented the automobile, french revolution brought us the iluminsm and the modern concept of freedom, and the landing on the moon is a complete fraud made to americans belive they had any achievement
>>568550645 Exactly, we should be worried more with the negroes and dune coons infesting our once proud nations instead of who's got the pointiest stick or quickest wit or best history or whatever the hell else. Soon enough, we won't be allowed our inventions or history, it will all be sucked into the abyss and redistributed in the name of equality.
>>568551235 Well, we'll just take one American invention away (the transistor, the FET notwithstanding which was designed by a Canadian but had no prototype nor were any research articles published), and now enjoy posting your falsehoods from the safety of the half of your home not consumed by vacuum tubes.
>>568552692 I'm just saying we did a whole lot better in the recent rover on mars, especially with dwindling funding. But now we have SpaceX, and with it we will have a commercial way to get into space, and capitalism will have its final triumph over communism. Eyes on the future, the past can only help us in study.
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