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    Metric System Sucks!


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    False.

    Base 10 is easier than base 12.
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    There's nothing wrong with the metric system. Proof is the Metric time system Canada has adopted. With the conversion, we only have to work 7.6 hours to every 8 hours worked by our American counterparts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiuBWhy View Post
    False.

    Base 10 is easier than base 12.
    Uhmmm.... Imperial is not base 12. It's still base 10. But the measurements are not based on 10 of anything.
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    Some sort of pithy irrelevant one-liner should go here.

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    Hey! Pokemon is cool!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiuBWhy View Post
    False.

    Base 10 is easier than base 12.
    Incorrect. Measure a third of a centimeter and find it on the ruler. Measure a fifth and find it. Measure a 6th and find it. Base 12 has more common denominators and is thus, easier.

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    The only people who have ever set foot on another celestial object did so using only the Imperial system. Where has the metric system gotten us?

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    I'm not going to touch this with a 10 meter pole.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluevelo View Post
    I'm not going to touch this with a 10 meter pole.
    See! See! Just sounds stupid, doesn't it?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Incorrect. Measure a third of a centimeter and find it on the ruler. Measure a fifth and find it. Measure a 6th and find it. Base 12 has more common denominators and is thus, easier.
    let's see you divide by 5 and 7
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    how come 1 mile is 5280ft or 1760 yards?
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    See! See! Just sounds stupid, doesn't it?!?
    Since 10m is farther than 10', it actually would be a safer distance, thus proving metric superior to imperial.

    2 great things about the metric system - you can lose weight and go faster at the same time. I mean, this is a GOOD thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    let's see you divide by 5 and 7
    Who cares? When was the last time you needed a seventh of anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Who cares? When was the last time you needed a seventh of anything?
    says you, I wanted 6/7th of the pie, but everyone else wanted 1/8.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by AEO View Post
    says you, I wanted 6/7th of the pie, but everyone else wanted 1/8.
    That's what you get for being all piggy about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nekohime View Post
    Hey! Pokemon is cool!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Incorrect. Measure a third of a centimeter and find it on the ruler. Measure a fifth and find it. Measure a 6th and find it. Base 12 has more common denominators and is thus, easier.
    It's easier to find the square root of 10 in hexadecimal.
    The search for inner peace continues...

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    Metric is a much more logical system than the daft imperial one which is based on some old ruler's individual measurements.
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    I decree we should ditch the 3 base counting for money and go for a 5 base.
    Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro View Post
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    It says right there on the website that metric brings us bad things like pokemon. But pokemon is good. Therefore metric system must also be good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAlpine View Post
    Incorrect. Measure a third of a centimeter and find it on the ruler. Measure a fifth and find it. Measure a 6th and find it. Base 12 has more common denominators and is thus, easier.
    Are you serious???? 10 mm = 1cm therefore a third of a centimeter would be 3 millimeters, a fifth=5 millimeters etc...how hard is that??? My 14 yo knows that...shees....
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    Metric makes my wang sound larger.

    Metric > Imperial
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    TABLE OF USEFUL METRIC CONVERSIONS

    1 trillion microphones = 1 megaphone
    2000 mockingbirds = two kilomockingbirds
    10 cards = 1 decacards
    1 millionth of a fish = 1 microfiche
    453.6 graham crackers = 1 pound cake
    1 trillion pins = 1 terrapin
    10 rations = 1 decoration
    100 rations = 1 C-ration
    10 millipedes = 1 centipede
    3 1/3 tridents = 1 decadent
    2 monograms = 1 diagram
    8 nickels = 2 paradigms
    2 wharves = 1 paradox

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    I prefer metric.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cohophysh View Post
    Are you serious???? 10 mm = 1cm therefore a third of a centimeter would be 3 millimeters, a fifth=5 millimeters etc...how hard is that??? My 14 yo knows that...shees....
    1/3 of a cm would be a little over 3 cm, and 1/5 of a cm would be 2mm, not 5mm. Math wasn't your strength, was it?
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