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What country is metric and what is not?

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F the metric system. Imperial measurements are easy enough. The metric system was designed for dummies.
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It's funny the f**king english don't even use their own f**king system.

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It's funny the f**king english don't even use their own f**king system.
The UK still uses both systems: all road signs , speed limits etc. are in MPH. Pubs sell beer by the pint, gas is sold by the liter. Milk is marked with both: 4 pints , 2.272L.
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F the metric system. Imperial measurements are easy enough. The metric system was designed for dummies.
And all our bikes are.... you guessed it METRIC
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F the metric system. Imperial measurements are easy enough. The metric system was designed for dummies.
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And all our bikes are.... you guessed it METRIC
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I am an engineer and there are benefits to both. (although it is sometimes a hassle to do conversions)

The metric system is nice because everything is mostly related by decimal points (factors of ten), and prefixes can take care of very large or very small numbers (i.e. nanometers, micrometers, millimeters, meters, kilometers, etc.). There are other benefits as well, many conversion factors are often just factors of ten.

However, the english system has certain benefits because the relation between time and all other quantities is often easier, as well as helpful relations between volume, distance, etc. There is a certain benefit to having numbers that are all divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12, etc etc. And those relationships are often helpful.

Anyways, that is the end of my nerdy rant
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i prefer the metric system.
when measuring penis size, 15 centimeters sounds alot better than 6 inches.

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The metric system reminds me of high school and college chemistry class. I mean, the quarter pounder at McDonalds would be the one-tenth kilogram. Doesn't sound half as cool.
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I am an engineer and there are benefits to both. (although it is sometimes a hassle to do conversions)

The metric system is nice because everything is mostly related by decimal points (factors of ten), and prefixes can take care of very large or very small numbers (i.e. nanometers, micrometers, millimeters, meters, kilometers, etc.). There are other benefits as well, many conversion factors are often just factors of ten.

However, the english system has certain benefits because the relation between time and all other quantities is often easier, as well as helpful relations between volume, distance, etc. There is a certain benefit to having numbers that are all divisible by 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 12, etc etc. And those relationships are often helpful.

Anyways, that is the end of my nerdy rant

Basically the metric system is for the mathmatically challeged.
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Basically the metric system is for the mathmatically challeged.
And the imperial system for those linguistically challenged?
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And the imperial system for those linguistically challenged?
Nobody ever said engineers could spell.
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The metric system reminds me of high school and college chemistry class. I mean, the quarter pounder at McDonalds would be the one-tenth kilogram. Doesn't sound half as cool.
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Nobody ever said engineers could spell.
It is true that I probably know my Greek alphabet and mathematical symbols better than writing out in English...

In reality, I am actually a very good speller, but that's just a coincidence.
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Nobody ever said engineers could spell.
Tis true, but we know how to use spell check.

I am forced into metric, everything in the electrical world is metric. kilovolts, megawatts, milliamps......and so on.

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Personally, I like what we already use (Imperial)
I most fervently wish our manufacturers would make up there damn minds. I'm tired of having half the bolts on a car metric and the rest standard!! WTF are they thinking?!?

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i prefer the metric system.
when measuring penis size, 15 centimeters sounds alot better than 6 inches.

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And the imperial system for those linguistically challenged?
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Nobody ever said engineers could spell.
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From a mechanics point of view- The Metric system is so much better. No "inbetween" measurements... makes work flow alot faster- and safer. When it comes to conversions- next time you fly would you feel better knowing all measurements have been made accurately or would you rather have faith the mechanics were good with numbers? The metric system leaves less to chance. Its way passed time we converted- being that almost every vehicle in America is based on the metric system- it would save alot of money in tools if we would just convert over.
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