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Old 07-09-2007, 12:27 AM   #1
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Default Metric or SI ?

In my job and at school, I have to know both, so I'm doing well with both. What about you, which one do you prefer ?
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Old 07-09-2007, 12:59 AM   #2
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> In my job and at school, I have to know both, so I'm doing
> well with both. What about you, which one do you prefer ?
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Metric, it's much easier to remember.
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Old 07-09-2007, 01:48 AM   #3
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Cornellius,
It does not matter. Once you get out in the workforce, you will encounter both. Metric is superior, but if you cannot use Imperial, your toast. Alot of companies and people still hold onto the Imperial units.

> In my job and at school, I have to know both, so I'm doing
> well with both. What about you, which one do you prefer ?
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:04 AM   #4
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> Cornellius,
> It does not matter. Once you get out in the workforce, you
> will encounter both. Metric is superior, but if you cannot
> use Imperial, your toast. Alot of companies and people
> still hold onto the Imperial units.

Many countries use metric, only a few actually use Imperial.
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:23 AM   #5
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Gokuh, learn to read. I said that I like both. In fact, I'm doing pretty well with both. I've never said that I can't work with SI or vice versa. Machines from the USA use the SI units, and the machines that comes from Europe use the Metric units. I am not asking for which one is superior, I've only just asked which one people here prefer.
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Old 07-09-2007, 02:24 AM   #6
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In fact, I think only the USA refuses the change to the Metric units.
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Old 07-09-2007, 03:40 AM   #7
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I prefer metric units. They just make more sense.
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Old 07-09-2007, 04:10 AM   #8
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> In my job and at school, I have to know both, so I'm doing
> well with both. What about you, which one do you prefer ?


I prefer Cubits because I'm a religious zealot and you never know when God is going to give me instructions to build some catastrophe-saving device, only all the measurements will be in Cubits.

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Old 07-09-2007, 04:30 PM   #9
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> In fact, I think only the USA refuses the change to the
> Metric units.

Actually, you're joined by Liberia and Myanmar. Distinguished company indeed.

Why are the Americans so averse to the metric system anyway?
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Old 07-09-2007, 06:45 PM   #10
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> Why are the Americans so averse to the metric system anyway?
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You may have heard how we tried to switch to metric sometime back in the 70's. There was a public outcry because nobody could understand speed-limit signs, among other things. It was apparently bad enough that they switched back.

Pretty despairing news, considering the implications it had about the intelligence of the average American. When I lived in Japan, I had to learn to think in metric, and it really wasn't a big deal. We already have 1-liter soda bottles; all that's left is to learn that 1 mile = 1.6 kilometers, 1 foot = 30 cm, 65 mph = 100 kph, and your weight in Kilograms. You can extrapolate from there.
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