Drunk Chinese Driver Involved in Fatal Crash

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Re: Drunk Chinese Driver Involved in Fatal Crash

Post by cptrelentless » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:37 pm

You guys really need to learn how to get your heads round SI units. Did you not do metric in school?
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Post by frank lee bent » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:54 pm

yanks maybe still don't
their military does though
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Post by taabarang » Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:59 pm

cptrelentless wrote:
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:37 pm
You guys really need to learn how to get your heads round SI units. Did you not do metric in school?
Nope we didn't and in spite of this terrible oversight, I've had a full if not meaningful life.
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Re: Drunk Chinese Driver Involved in Fatal Crash

Post by frank lee bent » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:05 pm

a mathematically inclined friend once gave me some long winded diatribe regarding the deficiencies of decimal systems
his premise was that base 12 or 16 gave many more multiplicating and dividing opportunities than base 10.
i suppose hexadecimal numerics in computer architecture bear out his opinion.
plus, he was a pom, thus very easy to shortchange the foreigner in the old system of money, weights and measures.
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Post by that genius » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:16 pm

America, land of contradictions.

They cheer on linguistic evolution when asked about alternative spellings and pronunciations, but steadfastly resist evolution over the metrication issue.

I still think in terms of feet and inches wrt the height of people

The liquid measurement system (fluid ounces) takes the biscuit, imo, and the crazy difference in certain areas as to what constitutes 'a pint'.
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Re: Drunk Chinese Driver Involved in Fatal Crash

Post by frank lee bent » Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:30 pm

USA and Imperial are different as well
even more scope for cheating
i like that 1 kg of water is a liter

however- nautical miles,degrees,seconds,and minutes will never cease because navigation and spherical trig.
that is just natural geometry- not fashion.
i think a lot of those dozens, cubits and pecks probably arose in some natural cause.
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Re: Drunk Chinese Driver Involved in Fatal Crash

Post by cptrelentless » Fri Mar 09, 2018 8:29 pm

Right - first, nobody outside of the US uses BAC for breath measures, because it's a breath measure not a blood measure. Secondly, it's powers of ten. So ug, micrograms, is 1000th of a milligram. So 35ug is 0.035mg. 100ml is 1/10th of a litre. So you multiply your result by 10 to get litres, making it 0.35mg/l. So dude one who looks a bit merry is nearly double the UK driving limit, the other one who looks fairly plastered is nearly triple.
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