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Old 13-01-2020, 15:23   #46
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Actually working in metric measurements is terrible. A millimetre is too small a unit and a centimetre is too large on one hand and too small on the other. I worked in construction in Canada where there is a mixture but given a choice everyone works in imperial because it's so much easier to read the measurements. All the younger workers were raised entirely on metric but soon switch to imperial once they see how much easier it is to work in inches and feet.
Yep, being an engineer I can do either, but 455 mm means nothing in your head. however 18" does.
USA will convert over when you metricheads decide how Pi fits in, and how time too.
I suggest 10 hours in a day , 10 days a month... etc
Then, for Pi, we'll have to come up with something else I guess...
If God wanted us metric he would have made 10 hour days....
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Please do, we will be free very shortly, we might even have an Independence Day to celebrate

We will still take Euros, but they are loosing their value.

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USA will convert over when you metricheads decide how Pi fits in,.......
Huh... how does Pi fit in in the USA system of measurements?????

It is simply a ratio of circumference to diameter and one that cannot expressed as simple fraction.

The metric heads don't seem to have any problem with this concept but maybe there is another concept of Pi that peculiar to the USA?????
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Please do, we will be free very shortly, we might even have an Independence Day to celebrate

We will still take Euros, but they are loosing their value.

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Will do

I still got some Scottish pounds stashed away somewhere, will they still be good for a pint?
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Huh... how does Pi fit in in the USA system of measurements?????

It is simply a ratio of circumference to diameter and one that cannot expressed as simple fraction.

The metric heads don't seem to have any problem with this concept but maybe there is another concept of Pi that peculiar to the USA?????
Pi would have to be 10, or 100 or....
In the US anything can be anything that works ... like 3.1416....
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Pi would have to be 10, or 100 or....
In the US anything can be anything that works ... like 3.1416....


you mean 31416 of 10,000 - thats looks like metric to me

Of course 3.1416 isn't Pi
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How about 2pi radians??? Now THERE's something really easy to wrap your head around.
If we had just evolved with one more finger on each hand, then math would have been base 12 (dozen) and everything would be unicorns and rainbows.
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Actually working in metric measurements is terrible. A millimetre is too small a unit and a centimetre is too large on one hand and too small on the other. I worked in construction in Canada where there is a mixture but given a choice everyone works in imperial because it's so much easier to read the measurements. All the younger workers were raised entirely on metric but soon switch to imperial once they see how much easier it is to work in inches and feet.
I find for me it's the exact opposite. Raised on fractions, building construction and cabinetry making. An inch you say? What part? 1/64? 1/32? 1/16? 1/8? 1/4? 1/2? On a tape, short lines 1/16, longer short lines 1/8, even longer short lines 1/4, medium lines 1/2, long lines 1in
A mm is a mm. Period. Now building US Navy warships in mm's. So much easier. On tape, each line is a mm...plans say 594mm off the bulkhead, 150mm above deck or 23 3/8 off bulkhead and 5 5/16 above deck (actually just under, as there is no exact conversation)
Give me mm anyday!!
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Huh... how does Pi fit in in the USA system of measurements?????
By virtue of being irrational, of course.
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By virtue of being irrational, of course.
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I hope you guys never order a pint of beer when you really want 568.26 ML!

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By virtue of being irrational, of course.


I see what you did there.
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I hope you guys never order a pint of beer when you really want 568.26 ML!

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