View Poll Results: Should America go metric?

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  • Yes, and I'm American.

    320 26.00%
  • No, and I'm American.

    144 11.70%
  • Yes, and I'm NOT American.

    741 60.19%
  • No, and I'm NOT American.

    26 2.11%
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  1. #861
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gamdwelf View Post
    Sounds like a personal problem.
    And not even a big one. It didn't take me that long to adjust.
    Well 1, 2, 3, take my hand and come with me
    Because you look so fine
    And I really wanna make you mine

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    As an American, sure. I'm fine with the metric system. But celcius sucks dick. You touch Fahrenheit, there WILL be a problem.

    *glares menacingly at all*
    Rudimentary creatures of blood and flesh. You touch my mind, fumbling in ignorance, incapable of understanding.
    You exist because we allow it, and you will end because we demand it.

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  3. #863
    Quote Originally Posted by Fahrenheit View Post
    As an American, sure. I'm fine with the metric system. But celcius sucks dick. You touch Fahrenheit, there WILL be a problem.

    *glares menacingly at all*
    Yeah all the sense it makes really sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoneseek View Post
    Yeah all the sense it makes really sucks.
    Maybe for the slow and dim witted who can't memorize anything beyond 0 for freezing water & 100 for boiling. It's got no finesse.
    Rudimentary creatures of blood and flesh. You touch my mind, fumbling in ignorance, incapable of understanding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fahrenheit View Post
    Maybe for the slow and dim witted who can't memorize anything beyond 0 for freezing water & 100 for boiling. It's got no finesse.
    Yeah all the sense it makes really sucks.

  6. #866
    Quote Originally Posted by Zoneseek View Post
    Yeah all the sense it makes really sucks.
    Celsius doesn't make any more sense than Fahrenheit. It's just as easy to remember that water freezes at 32 and boils at 212 as it is to remember that it freezes at 0 and boils at 100.

  7. #867
    Quote Originally Posted by Dasffion View Post
    Celsius doesn't make any more sense than Fahrenheit. It's just as easy to remember that water freezes at 32 and boils at 212 as it is to remember that it freezes at 0 and boils at 100.
    Yeah 32 degrees is a logical number for freezing and 212 for boiling. Whoever figured that would work along with using the kings foot was really onto something. We should go back to doing medicine like they did back in those days too, since it makes just as much sense, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fahrenheit View Post
    As an American, sure. I'm fine with the metric system. But celcius sucks dick. You touch Fahrenheit, there WILL be a problem.

    *glares menacingly at all*
    That's because you grew up with it.
    People that grew up with celcius probably think Fahrenheit is stupid.
    Sweeter than yo mama's apple pie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    I already told that it crashes spacecrafts to use different metrics
    Good thing the average American isn't creating spacecrafts then, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grokan View Post
    Good thing the average American isn't creating spacecrafts then, eh?
    Well someone using imperial system were!

  11. #871
    Quote Originally Posted by Maxrules14 View Post
    That's because you grew up with it.
    People that grew up with celcius probably think Fahrenheit is stupid.

    indeed :P
    Both systems are fine, but it is simpler to use Celsius, shorter numbers and it has the same range, just use decimals.

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    Bah... does no one read usernames anymore? Fools...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Well someone using imperial system were!
    How often does this happen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Well someone using imperial system were!
    What were they doing making space craft, scientists here in the US use metric must have been whatever other country built the other part of the space craft.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grokan View Post
    How often does this happen?
    Apparently at least once...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cattaclysmic View Post
    Apparently at least once...
    So, it's not an issue then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoneseek View Post
    Yeah 32 degrees is a logical number for freezing and 212 for boiling. Whoever figured that would work along with using the kings foot was really onto something. We should go back to doing medicine like they did back in those days too, since it makes just as much sense, lol.
    Way to completely miss the point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skarsguard View Post
    If we go metric system can everybody else go with the English language that would be awesome.
    Yes, this would be awesome. I'm from Sweden, we have english as a main course though all of our school years. And if everyone had this, there wouldn't be any language barriers left to argue about. Also, metric with english to all!
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    The majority of WoW is a paper - rocks - scissors game. Frost mages will destroy warriors, for instance, while warriors eat warlocks for lunch.

  19. #879
    I grew up imperial, and when I got into engineering and architecture courses at school, I seriously started to get pissed about the imperial system. Metric is also so much easier once you get a grasp on it's scale.

  20. #880
    Quote Originally Posted by Prokne View Post
    I would prefer the metric system since I've used it a lot but the dating system is not metric. Also Fahrenheit is more useful for everyday situations like the weather. There is too much difference between 5 Celsius degrees, the temperature range in most places would only be +/-20-30 C through the whole year.
    Interesting, I never looked at fahrenheit like that. To you, 20-30 must sound so little. To me, the whole fahrenheit system sounds crazy, bordering to the insane: such huge differences. I guess it's a matter of what you're used to, of perception also: to me, there's a big difference between 10 and 12 degrees celsius. 20 degrees can be slightly chilly for my taste, 23 is about perfect, 26 will be too hot (note that I suck with heat, so these values may seem really low to those who love the sun, the summer, and walking around half naked dripping in sweat - I'm just trying to illustrate to someone unfamiliar with the celsius system that really, though there is "much difference" between 5 degrees celsius, it doesn't make it impractical).

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