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    The Cycle of Life Turbonium's Avatar
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    automatic unit converter

    there should be this bbcode that specify what unit a number is eg. <celcius>30</celcius> then. when fellow americans view the thread, it would translate it to F via control panel preference. same could go with <kph></kph> . Km to M is easy to do in the head, but F to C is more difficult. This would be tiny bit difficult to implement into this forum software, but i am sure a little javascript and editing the forum BBCode renderer.

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    Just keep this on your desktop.
    http://www.joshmadison.com/software/convert/
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    Gordon P
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    Maybe everyone should just use metric, that would make the world a better place!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbonium
    Km to M is easy to do in the head, but F to C is more difficult.
    (F-32)/9*5=C
    C/5*9+32=F

    What's so hard about that?

    Right now it's 69F. 69-32=37, 37/9=4.1ish, 4.1*5=20.5C. All done in my head, w/o a calculator or conversion software.

    I think where people have problems is they are taught (F-32) * 5/9 =C and C * 9/5 + 32=F, where 5/9 and 9/5 are fractions. Do your division first, then mulitiplication, and it's easier.
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    The Cycle of Life Turbonium's Avatar
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    humm yes, converting is simple, its just takes brain power which i would like to use for something else.

    if this from was phpbb, i would program it for bikeforums. but since this forum software is closed source, i can't touch it

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    What so hard about, putting into google.

    BLAH kph in mph. Don't need no util for that.

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    I just got a site and bookmarked it. Along with my currency converters and World Time Convertors.

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