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Re: Do you think we'll ever switch to Metric?

Post by CGSshorty » Tue Feb 27, 2018 4:55 pm

rain_maker wrote: Just like everyone knows what a liter is once Coke & Pepsi changed.
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Re: Do you think we'll ever switch to Metric?

Post by bedlam » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:18 pm

Metric for the win.

We use metric 'bar' for gas pressure but they still teach psi calculations for gas management in diving though...just in case you have to dive with some dinosaur from an imperial country.

(1 bar is essentially the pressure the atmosphere exerts at sea-level and you add a bar for every 10m of additional depth - so a 30bar watch is rated for 29 bar of water (= 290m) + 1 bar for the atmosphere above the water)

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Re: Do you think we'll ever switch to Metric?

Post by Safetystop » Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:44 pm

There's two types of countries in the world:
1. Those that use the metric system and..
2. Those that have been to the fucking moon

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Re: Do you think we'll ever switch to Metric?

Post by Heuerville » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:35 pm

Safetystop wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:44 pm
There's two types of countries in the world:
1. Those that use the metric system and..
2. Those that have been to the fucking moon
And 384,400 km is a long way :whistle:
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Re: Do you think we'll ever switch to Metric?

Post by gamecock111 » Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:43 pm

If they tried this switch again, I bet there would be political candidates whose would make their main platform to rally against


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Re: Do you think we'll ever switch to Metric?

Post by gwells » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:16 pm

Heuerville wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 6:35 pm
Safetystop wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:44 pm
There's two types of countries in the world:
1. Those that use the metric system and..
2. Those that have been to the fucking moon
And 384,400 km is a long way :whistle:
at least to those who've never done it before... :scratch:

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Post by cdnwatchguy » Tue Feb 27, 2018 7:27 pm

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Apparently it is a passing fad.
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Post by HapaHapa » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:00 pm

cdnwatchguy wrote:Image

Apparently it is a passing fad.
Does the east coast USA have an elephant trunk or a hard-on?
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cdnwatchguy wrote:Image

Apparently it is a passing fad.
Does the east coast USA have an elephant trunk or a hard-on?
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Re: Do you think we'll ever switch to Metric?

Post by mattjmcd » Tue Feb 27, 2018 8:01 pm

nweash wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:56 am
I’d switch to metric in a heartbeat. What I refuse to do is put a comma for my decimal place.


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For real, though. That comma shit is for heathens.

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Re: Do you think we'll ever switch to Metric?

Post by Sidheguitarist » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:40 pm

Safetystop wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 5:44 pm
There's two types of countries in the world:
1. Those that use the metric system and..
2. Those that have been to the fucking moon
:lol:
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Do you think we'll ever switch to Metric?

Post by hoppyjr » Tue Feb 27, 2018 9:56 pm

JDC222 wrote:
Joeprez wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:03 am
I'm cool with mm on watch related stuff and small measurements in general. But for items less than a meter, I use inches. I have no mental idea what is 10cm long.
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This is just shy of 9cm

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Post by james80 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:45 am

Heuerville wrote:
Panerai7 wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 11:18 am
Heuerville wrote:
Tue Feb 27, 2018 10:52 am
We have a haphazard mixture of imperial and metric in the UK.
Large stuff is measured in feet, smaller stuff in mm & cm. However very large stuff is in Meters & very very long in Miles.
We weight ourselves in Stones/pounds, but weigh small items in grams and Kgs.
So how do you buy cheese for instance, half a kilo or a pound?
The answer to that is oddly complex...
It's due to the older generation of the UK wanting to hang onto pounds/ounces, and the EU saying that we should legally display grams/KG.
We have both.. but gradually pounds/ounces are dying out.

However, in old family independent stores, they still go by pounds/ounces.

It's like that with all products, as there is a legacy from imperial.. for instance - Fencing, and the timber industry.. that is almost always in feet & inches.
So, if you need a fence panel, it's 3, 4, 5, 6 foot panels etc.

Just to royally mind-fuck you completely.. we used to have 240 pennies in £1. And pennies were labelled as 'D'.. not 'P' as they are now.
Figure that shit out - thankfully that was before my time!
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Re: Do you think we'll ever switch to Metric?

Post by jimyritz » Wed Feb 28, 2018 5:08 am

Doubtful, maybe at some point....Use the metric system all the time when in Canada...

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on separate note, I think it's cool that in Montreal they have eliminated the penny..

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Post by Graeme » Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:03 am

nweash wrote:I’d switch to metric in a heartbeat. What I refuse to do is put a comma for my decimal place.


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We use metric and use a decimal point not a comma.

We use kilometres, meters and millimetres, for some reason we don't use cm. We also use inches and feet but it seems to be more older people, the younger generation don't.

We weigh ourselves in Stone or Kg and weigh food in oz or grams. It makes complete sense to us.

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Post by Heuerville » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:05 pm

Graeme wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 7:03 am
nweash wrote:I’d switch to metric in a heartbeat. What I refuse to do is put a comma for my decimal place.


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We use metric and use a decimal point not a comma.

We use kilometres, meters and millimetres, for some reason we don't use cm. We also use inches and feet but it seems to be more older people, the younger generation don't.

We weigh ourselves in Stone or Kg and weigh food in oz or grams. It makes complete sense to us.

It seems to me the only people that use Kg the world over are drug dealers ImageImage

Regards Graeme
^^ That all makes sense to me, except not using CM.. that's weird!

But then again, if you use MM, then it's practically the same thing, but x10 better :dance:
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Re: Do you think we'll ever switch to Metric?

Post by justsellbrgs » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:40 pm

Can I show you my 8 inches?

Can I show you my 20.32 cm?
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Re: Do you think we'll ever switch to Metric?

Post by JDC222 » Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:54 pm

justsellbrgs wrote:
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:40 pm
Can I show you my 8 inches?

Can I show you my 20.32 cm?
What's the metric term for hung? :fro:
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Re: Do you think we'll ever switch to Metric?

Post by hoppyjr » Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:51 pm

justsellbrgs wrote:Can I show you my 8 inches?

Can I show you my 20.32 cm?
Full disclosure: it’s eight separate photos of his angry inch.

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Re: Do you think we'll ever switch to Metric?

Post by Axelay2003 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 1:44 am

All metric in my field, from carbide burs to implants.
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Post by Graeme » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:37 am

I do think it's funny that even though most of the earth uses metric we still measure screen size in inches. When you look at the specs of mobile phones or TVs the outside case dimensions are in cm/mm but the screen is inches.

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Post by james80 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:41 am

Graeme wrote:I do think it's funny that even though most of the earth uses metric we still measure screen size in inches. When you look at the specs of mobile phones or TVs the outside case dimensions are in cm/mm but the screen is inches.

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Look at tyres, both metric and imperial in all tyre sizes. Metric width and imperial diameter.

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Post by JP Chestnut » Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:29 am

james80 wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 3:41 am
Graeme wrote:I do think it's funny that even though most of the earth uses metric we still measure screen size in inches. When you look at the specs of mobile phones or TVs the outside case dimensions are in cm/mm but the screen is inches.

Regards Graeme
Look at tyres, both metric and imperial in all tyre sizes. Metric width and imperial diameter.
That's interesting. I was trained as a scientist, so I'm pretty comfortable with metric. However, "18" rim" makes a lot more sense to my brain than "45.7cm rim"

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Post by Panerai7 » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:18 am

That IS bizarre that the tires are measured like that. I guess it's a result of industry attempting to convert to P-Metric but hasn't completely.

Off road tires are still commonly measured in inches, 32" tire, 33" tire referring to its diameter. Once switched to P-Metric there was even more confusion introduced to the sizing. For instance not everyone knows that in 255/50R18 the second number 50 is not in MM but in the the percentage of the first number, so 50% of 255 is 127.5mm the height of the wall not 50-anything

Anyway, what started out as a mini rant turned into a decent thread. :thumbsup:

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Post by Axelay2003 » Fri Mar 02, 2018 12:42 am

Panerai7 wrote:
Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:18 am
That IS bizarre that the tires are measured like that. I guess it's a result of industry attempting to convert to P-Metric but hasn't completely.

Off road tires are still commonly measured in inches, 32" tire, 33" tire referring to its diameter. Once switched to P-Metric there was even more confusion introduced to the sizing. For instance not everyone knows that in 255/50R18 the second number 50 is not in MM but in the the percentage of the first number, so 50% of 255 is 127.5mm the height of the wall not 50-anything

Anyway, what started out as a mini rant turned into a decent thread. :thumbsup:
Funny how this thread moved to tires. I just arrive in Tempe, AZ, today(late Thursday night) for a Blatchford Big Doc meeting tomorrow and then flying out to San Diego on Friday night to purchase a company car Saturday morning. I am in the middle of purchasing wheels and tires for my Toyota Tundra that I will be purchasing in Imperial, CA and shipping to FL, :lol: .
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