never this before
never this before
first of all the United States didnt come up with it, the UK did, second, We arent the only country that uses it
Celsius is terrible.
Yeah we got it our politicians are all retarded.
They obviously don't know how the Fahrenheit scale was developed. Also by this logic, using a base 10 number is just as stupid as imperial when considering binary/hex
I don't see what the big deal is. They managed to send a dozen men to the moon and back using feet, miles, and pounds. Nothing "retarded" about that. And though I grew up using metric myself, I've never had a problem doing the conversions (when rarely needed) in my head.
Kelvin isn't very practical in the everyday world to most people: if you're doing chemistry or whatever then OK it's handy, but if you ask what the temperature is outside, it's not convenient to say "oh its two hundred and ninety four Kelvin"
Its not about being idifferent, its a bout being efficent and getting closer to the resto of the world
I totally agree, but would be better if the word "retarded" wasn't used.
The US in general has always prided itself on not being like others, for example soccer is unpopular here. It separates us from others in the world and that's the point. Arrogance and a superiority complex is easier to maintain if you're not like those other guys...
Though I love metric, I hate that it's still in base 10. The problem with converting people from decimal to binary is the same as that of converting people from imperial to metric, though, except worse.
Fahrenheit and Celsius are both equally stupid, though. Kelvin is superior.
Very glad I grew up with metric. It makes it difficult when older people speak in imperial though...
While I agree metric is better I grew up thinking in standard and now I'm forced to think in standard.
Why? Because fuck you, that's why.