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View Poll Results: What measurment system do you like more?
Metric/Sl system 7 36.84%
US/Imperial system 12 63.16%
Voters: 19. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-16-2008, 12:12 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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your correct! where i live we use the metric system quiet frequently here in indiana. so much that it is like it is second nature. when we hear that my friend got a ticket for 100kph in a 65 kph zone we automaticly know he got in trouble for doing 60mph in a 40mph.
temps are also given in degrees celsius here. and some speed limit signs are only in kph

Where do they do this stuff? I live in Indiana and have NEVER heard any one use metric measurements for speed or temperature.

 
Old 07-16-2008, 12:53 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Metric is much easier and more useful! Just multiple by 10!
(1000 g = 1 kg, 100 cm = 1 meter etc.)

1 km - 0.62 miles
1 cm - 0.39 inches
1 kg - 2.2 pounds
1 L - 0.26 US Gallon

Metric makes sence... not US system.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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how is it more useful? You still know how far you are going to go with Imperial.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 02:36 PM
 
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Metric is much easier and more useful! Just multiple by 10!
(1000 g = 1 kg, 100 cm = 1 meter etc.)

1 km - 0.62 miles
1 cm - 0.39 inches
1 kg - 2.2 pounds
1 L - 0.26 US Gallon

Metric makes sence... not US system.
Then of course the question begs to be asked, "What Are You Doing Here When You Could Be Back In Your Socialist Paradise"????????????????????????????????????????

I asked this question to an Australian that I actually worked for in the Landscape business , who went on and on about how much superior it was in Ozzie-Land with the Metric System. I said, So what are you doing here when you could be back in Paradise"? His answer, "There's more opportunities here". No way. How could that possibly be ????????????

I can't hardly believe that. They come to the USA with it's failed Measurement system , because there is more opportunity here??????????????

Unbelievable!!!
 
Old 07-16-2008, 02:38 PM
 
Location: West Michigan
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Originally Posted by NorthNJ View Post
Metric is much easier and more useful! Just multiple by 10!
(1000 g = 1 kg, 100 cm = 1 meter etc.)

1 km - 0.62 miles
1 cm - 0.39 inches
1 kg - 2.2 pounds
1 L - 0.26 US Gallon

Metric makes sence... not US system.
That is because you are trying to compare two arbitrary units of measurement. An inch is an inch a cm is a cm, they are not supposed to match perfectly, and these ridiculous 1 cm = anything comparisons, in a different system is just foolishness. That is why they are used in two DIFFERENT systems of measurements.

OMG, and you call us stupid. At least we understand this simple concept.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 04:59 PM
 
Location: Western Hoosierland
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Arrow Indiana 4 life

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Where do they do this stuff? I live in Indiana and have NEVER heard any one use metric measurements for speed or temperature.

the temps given in degrees celsius are only published in the local paper.
i live in Western Indiana
 
Old 07-16-2008, 05:47 PM
 
Location: Englewood, Near Eastside Indy
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the temps given in degrees celsius are only published in the local paper.
i live in Western Indiana
What about the speed limit signs? I ask out of curiosity; any time I have been in Western Indiana (Terre Haute, Lafayette, Evansville, other little towns) I have never seen any speed limit signs that are in metric. I have also never heard anyone get a speeding ticket in metric. Where in western Indiana do they do this? They post celsius temps in a lot of local papers, that doesn't make it second nature. It usually makes it an ignored number next the the degrees in fareinheit.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 06:02 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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More and more cars trucks and machinery made in the U.S. are using metric fasteners.
It's going to eventually replace our current system but I think It will be gradual and it's already been happening for quite a while now.
 
Old 07-16-2008, 06:10 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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If people that like metric are so goddam smart how come they can't figure by 12s and 4s?
 
Old 07-16-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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If people that like metric are so goddam smart how come they can't figure by 12s and 4s?
That is soooooo good! Love it!



Ok, I'm an engineer and also a manager - I use numbers and statistics and data all day, so hypothetically, if I wanted something that was easier, and faster, and more efficient, and all the other rubbish, ya'd think I'd be jumping and hollering to push for metric system. Ha - not a chance in Hades... I use it when its necessary/convenient, but my system, my measurements have been and shall be until the air no longer breathes from this hippie hillbilly's body the US/Imperial system. It makes sense to my warpled mind - I can look at a distance, hold something in my hand, tell you the length, tell you the weight, etc. True, its mainly because that is the way my mind is wired, as its what I grew up with and learnt - However, it also just seems more natural.

btw, seems like deja vu, all over again... http://www.city-data.com/forum/1717621-post162.html
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