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Re: Question or Suggestion??

Postby AJSully421 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:47 am

oohrah wrote:Actually, just the entire world uses meters and 24 hour time, except the US.


There are two types of nations:

Those that use the metric system,

And those that have landed a man on the moon...
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Postby Liberty » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:57 am

Most of us can relate to meters kilometers just as well as yards and feet and miles. I prefer to use Military time than the AM/PM thing at least in written form.
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Re: Question or Suggestion??

Postby TexasTornado » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:48 am

AJSully421 wrote:
oohrah wrote:Actually, just the entire world uses meters and 24 hour time, except the US.


There are two types of nations:

Those that use the metric system,

And those that have landed a man on the moon...


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Re: Question or Suggestion??

Postby ScottDLS » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:53 am

Metric system is base 10, otherwise, so what? I have a physics degree and in science we use metric in science for the ease of calculation and to establish a common standard. Other than that it has no scientific basis or advantage of "English" units whatsoever. The advantage of "English" units are they are anthropomorphic and easily to relate to for people. Foot about the size of a human foot. 12 inches in a foot makes for very easy base 12 division with multiple divisors...a yard is roughly a long stride... and 3 feet, and about the same as a meter anyway. Just multiplying everything by base ten really doesn't help make units understandable at all. 100 centimeters in a meter? SO what? Then you take volume..it's the cube of 10 centi(meter) = a liter? What? How does that help me other thn with my log 10 slide rule. Same goes for mass and so forth. The most important things for common, non-scientific every day units of measure is that they be easy to process mentally and relate to our everyday experience. Even the idea of going negative for temperature at water freezing is backwards. Fahrenheit 0-100 is roughly the range of observable temperatures over about 90% of the inhabitable earth, so it is a very natural scale. I could go on, but let the Eurocrat socialists keep using metric for no other reason than that we don't...there is no physics basis for it being any better. If we wanted to use universal constants, we would use multiples/divisions of the speed of light, wavelengths of electromagnetic spectrum and multiples of the "quanta" of atomic particle length...YES folks, there IS a unit of distance for which there is no smaller division!! A quanta of distance no less. :rules:
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Re: Question or Suggestion??

Postby Liberty » Fri Sep 23, 2016 7:56 am

AJSully421 wrote:
oohrah wrote:Actually, just the entire world uses meters and 24 hour time, except the US.


There are two types of nations:

Those that use the metric system,

And those that have landed a man on the moon...

and then there is the country that lost an expensive Mars probe because they mixed up American and Metric units in the programming.
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Re: Question or Suggestion??

Postby Russell » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:02 am

TexasTornado,

The Android app uses meters right now because, if I'm not mistaken, the Android API call itself for processing them uses meters.

It is on our issue list though to convert it to Freedom Measurements (feet). :tiphat:
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Re: Question or Suggestion??

Postby TexasTornado » Fri Sep 23, 2016 8:17 am

Russell wrote:TexasTornado,

The Android app uses meters right now because, if I'm not mistaken, the Android API call itself for processing them uses meters.

It is on our issue list though to convert it to Freedom Measurements (feet). :tiphat:


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Re: Question or Suggestion??

Postby AJSully421 » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:11 am

Liberty wrote:
AJSully421 wrote:
oohrah wrote:Actually, just the entire world uses meters and 24 hour time, except the US.


There are two types of nations:

Those that use the metric system,

And those that have landed a man on the moon...

and then there is the country that lost an expensive Mars probe because they mixed up American and Metric units in the programming.


The moon, dude... we landed humans on the MOON!

And returned them safely.
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Re: Question or Suggestion??

Postby ScottDLS » Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:35 am

To continue with my Physics based Unit of Measure rant...How come the Eurocrats haven't come up with some arbitrary nonsensical units for time that are base 10 (centons...any BattleStar Galactica fans?). Units of time are still measured in "human centric" units based on our relationship to the world around us (day = 1 revolution of the earth)...sub units are divisible by 12 or 60 for ease of relation/divisibility. Why not 100 "seconds" in a minute, 100 minutes in centominute (hour), and 10 Cmin in a day...blah blah? Because it's totally unrelatable and arbitrary like meters and grams...

When we get down to the scientific and quantum level then we go back to base 10 like nanoseconds etc. But at that point the base unit is just as arbitrary, it might as well be the number of vibrations of a cesium atom....times some base of 10, then it would be as useless as the mass and length units in metric. Sorry Bernie Sanders fans, the metric system is no better scientifically than any other arbitrary system. And we should switch our language of commerce to Esperanto since it's way more scientific than English even if no one speaks it. Excuse me while I go say my alphabet from Eh through Zed while working on my metric PROH'ject. :smilelol5:
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