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Old 03-14-2014, 08:38 PM
 
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Old 03-14-2014, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Mishawaka, Indiana
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Someone once told me that all architecture students must learn the standard system. Somehow it applies to architect development.

Also, Fahrenheit is far more accurate than Celsius. People praise Celsius for its simplicity. 0 is freezing and 100 is boiling, easy to remember, right? Well 32 is freezing and 212 is boiling, a lot wider range of numbers, hence more accuracy. When converting Celsius to Fahrenheit, there isn't an exact conversion, there is a small range of numbers. 17 Celsius could be 61 to 63 degrees Fahrenheit.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:04 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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We haven't converted either.
Haven't you? As I recall, the UK measures temperatures in Celsius but speeds in mph, with the odd result that the same weather map can feature "10C" and "15 mph winds."

Petrol is sold in litres too, isn't it? Hence the big outcry when prices went over 1 a litre a few years ago. I suppose that seems cheap now.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:26 PM
 
Location: On the Great South Bay
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Someone once told me that all architecture students must learn the standard system. Somehow it applies to architect development.

Also, Fahrenheit is far more accurate than Celsius. People praise Celsius for its simplicity. 0 is freezing and 100 is boiling, easy to remember, right? Well 32 is freezing and 212 is boiling, a lot wider range of numbers, hence more accuracy. When converting Celsius to Fahrenheit, there isn't an exact conversion, there is a small range of numbers. 17 Celsius could be 61 to 63 degrees Fahrenheit.
I agree.

I do not really care about changing gallons to liters or changing miles to kilometers. It would just take some getting used to.

But I prefer Fahrenheit over Celsius because as you said it is simply more descriptive.
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Old 03-14-2014, 11:55 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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The USA has officially adopted metric units for years (to the extent that customary units are officially defined by their metric value), but the government however has never made it mandatory or made any real strong push to make metric the standard in the USA. I know it's a generalisation but broadly speaking Americans don't seem to take much interest in what is going on outside of their own country, and I think metricisation is another example of this insularity.
Yes and I wish it was the same the other way around...
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Old 03-15-2014, 01:34 AM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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Haven't you? As I recall, the UK measures temperatures in Celsius but speeds in mph, with the odd result that the same weather map can feature "10C" and "15 mph winds."

Petrol is sold in litres too, isn't it? Hence the big outcry when prices went over 1 a litre a few years ago. I suppose that seems cheap now.
Officially, we have, but we still use mph over km/h and pounds/stone are frequently used to measure a person's weight, although kilograms are used in supermarkets to measure food - always.
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Old 03-15-2014, 03:19 AM
 
Location: the dairyland
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Also, Fahrenheit is far more accurate than Celsius. People praise Celsius for its simplicity. 0 is freezing and 100 is boiling, easy to remember, right? Well 32 is freezing and 212 is boiling, a lot wider range of numbers, hence more accuracy. When converting Celsius to Fahrenheit, there isn't an exact conversion, there is a small range of numbers. 17 Celsius could be 61 to 63 degrees Fahrenheit.
Nonsense, Fahrenheit and Celsius are equally accurate. 61 F = 16.1 C, 63 F = 17.2 C. Or conversely, 17 C = 62.6 F.
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Nonsense, Fahrenheit and Celsius are equally accurate. 61 F = 16.1 C, 63 F = 17.2 C. Or conversely, 17 C = 62.6 F.
Ya, I really didn't get their point. I think the issue is that people who don't use metric daily, think that we are converting all time to Imperial units or US units. We don't.
A litre is a litre, 25 C is 25 C etc.
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:52 PM
 
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i can't get my head around why a rich, first world superpower like the US is so retarded over certain issues. why can't u at least introduce them both in elementary and/or highschool? no bashing, just curious.
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Old 03-15-2014, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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"I'm not bashing you retarded Americans"


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