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cheetahman91

41. Posted:

__Stevie wrote:

Check this out... Km

Although in England we still use miles when talking about driving, and pounds, ounces and pints as we are diverse. We can use metric or imperial :)

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42. Posted:

cheetahman91 wrote:

__Stevie wrote:

Check this out... Km

Although in England we still use miles when talking about driving, and pounds, ounces and pints as we are diverse. We can use metric or imperial :)

Check this out... mi

Well done, you have proved that both can be abbreviated to 2 letters :P, now check this out

10 millimeter(mm) = 1 centimeter(cm), 100cm = 1meter(m), 1000m = 1 kilometer(km)

12 inch = 1 foot, 3 feet = 1 yard, 1760 yard = 1 mile

Do you see how much easier it is to work out (for example) how many meters in 7km (7 x 1000 = 7000m) than to work out how many yards in 7 miles (7 x 1760 = a calculator)

it is the same for weight and volume, 1 kilogram = 1000 gram, not 16 ounces = 1 pound, imagine if 76 cents = $1 how hard it would be to work prices and stuff out.

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cheetahman91

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Yeah I knew that. I never can understand why the Customary system has all these random conversions. I wish that could be more like the Metric System. I'll stick with customary though since it's the one I've used my whole life and it's the main one used in here in the US.

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I wish metric was more common in America...and I agree the European date standard makes more sense. Only reason ours is backward is because we tend to say "November 9th" instead of "the 9th of November." Our abbriviation standard reflects this. See? An American who prefers the OTHER standards! IT CAN HAPPEN!:P

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I wish time made more sense, too. All the 60's, then you got the 24, and whatnot. UGH! And there's no European upgrade, unless you count the 24-hour clock, which at least removes am/pm confusion...

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46. Posted:

How the heck did this thread transfer to the topic of units of measurement from the Berlin wall?

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Stuffgamer1

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I don't even know.:P

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RandomWiiPlayer wrote:

How the heck did this thread transfer to the topic of units of measurement from the Berlin wall?

Someone said it was 6ft tall I said 2 meters, we were both wrong so argued imperial vs metric instead :)

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@Stevie: False. Looking back, it actually segued from the confusion caused by the differences between how Americans list dates and how everybody else does it (when someone thought your Nov. 9th talk had something to do with Sep. 11th).

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Stuffgamer1 wrote:

I wish time made more sense, too. All the 60's, then you got the 24, and whatnot. UGH! And there's no European upgrade, unless you count the 24-hour clock, which at least removes am/pm confusion...

I've always heard the 24 hour clock referred to as "military time". But yeah, we're kind of stuck with a lot of these oddities in our timekeeping. We define a day based on our planet's rotation and we define a year based on our planet's orbit. Those create some awkward constants that we have to live with if we want our calender to be consistent over the decades or centuries. The reason we have leap years is because it's actually something like 365.24 days in a year. (Or was it .26? I know it wasn't .25 exactly and we have exceptions to the leap years to account for that difference.)

Anyway... I had no idea the fall of the Berlin Wall was on my birthday. Whenever I've heard mention of it, it always seemed like something before my lifetime. But apparently it was my sixth birthday.

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51. Posted:

Stuffgamer1 wrote:

I wish time made more sense, too. All the 60's, then you got the 24, and whatnot. UGH! And there's no European upgrade, unless you count the 24-hour clock, which at least removes am/pm confusion...

Well the day has 24 hours so why use a 12 hour clock instead of 24 :P
My guess would be that this is since people were very superstitious in former times so that they didn't want a 13th hour. But that's just a guess :P

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Yeah, I don't really know where the 12-hour system came from. I'm not terribly fond of it, though.:|

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53. Posted:

Oh just realized I forgot to post a video :P

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Stuffgamer1 wrote:

Yeah, I don't really know where the 12-hour system came from. I'm not terribly fond of it, though.:|

Probly cause in old times there wasnt enough space for 24 numbers on a clock tower so they made it 12 only :P

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It makes me very happy to see that video, Roopa. Thanks for posting it :)

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Stuffgamer1

56. Posted:

Hmm...I guess that does make sense, Andy. Stupid analog clocks.:P

Good video, Roopa! Much better than the one that was posted a month ago.:)

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