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It is a simple system metric, 0 celcius = freezing 100 C = boiling.
0ne bar is about equal to the atmospheric pressure on Earth at sea level, my boilers at work run at 35 bar or 507 psi.
A 1000kg = 1 tonne

The USA is one of the few countries still under the imperial system so i was wondering why and is there any plan for change. Does the US military work in metric?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_system#Usage_around_the_world
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Because we are difficult :D

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It is a simple system metric, 0 celcius = freezing 100 C = boiling.
0ne bar is about equal to the atmospheric pressure on Earth at sea level, my boilers at work run at 35 bar or 507 psi.
A 1000kg = 1 tonne

The USA is one of the few countries still under the imperial system so i was wondering why and is there any plan for change. Does the US military work in metric?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_system#Usage_around_the_world
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I seem to remember a plan to convert when I was in grade school several decades back....it failed.

certain elements of our society did adapt well (grams, kilos, etc) but they don't appeal to me as a lead example
 

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Why be like everyone else. When everyone else is wrong.:teetertooter:
 

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No one can make USA change to Metric, because they have the bombs... :usa:
They just like to stick with the old British system, which is where they're from... It's in their blood.
 

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I seem to remember a plan to convert when I was in grade school several decades back....it failed.

certain elements of our society did adapt well (grams, kilos, etc) but they don't appeal to me as a lead example
this "element" doesn't like Celcius. It seems less precise? Totally like Metric for tools, as it is so much simpler. Maybe the next generation will get it. It is a matter of how one is raised Phil. We resist change, by human nature.
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No one can make USA change to Metric, because they have the bombs... :usa:
They just like to stick with the old British system, which is where they're from... It's in their blood.
ROTF ,LMAO. Invader, we have the guns too. You Canadians are the best. How do you do it? Maybe someday we can be nice too. :) let me answer my own question with my own answer, "it is how we were raised" Cheers
 

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It is a simple system metric, 0 celcius = freezing 100 C = boiling.
0ne bar is about equal to the atmospheric pressure on Earth at sea level, my boilers at work run at 35 bar or 507 psi.
A 1000kg = 1 tonne

The USA is one of the few countries still under the imperial system so i was wondering why and is there any plan for change. Does the US military work in metric?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_system#Usage_around_the_world
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Soooo,
On witch side of the road do you ride, Phil? :D


Imperial system would fade intro history like every archaic form of science, but they are still forcing it on their children. :(
 

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Soooo,
On witch side of the road do you ride, Phil? :D


Imperial system would fade intro history like every archaic form of science, but they are still forcing it on their children. :(
On the correct side, left of course what side in the Balkan's?
 

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The imperial system is really ridiculous. "the International System of Units is the official system of measurement for all nations in the world except for Burma, Liberia and the United States while NIST has noted that the United States is the only industrialized country where the metric system is not the official system of units."

So, you've lost spacecraft from forgetting to convert units in software, you cannot convert units in your head (1278ft in yards?), you don't do decimals (5.4 ft or 5 ft 3in? .325 in or 3/16 in?), and so on. Even the Brits have switched over, except for miles and horsepower, which remain in everyday use.

I guess the US has not changed so far because many in the US are not open to change /(and in this case, progress) in general.

A few reference points if you decide to adopt metric: http://xkcd.com/526/
 

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We're all riding a metric Jap bike, with metric specs and all... The states are inevitably being exposed to it.

BAHAHAHBAHHAH. That is the funniest video I have ever seen. H---yeah!
I had not seen that yet. Thank you for sharing Invader. Love Dennis Leary.
It made a big impression when it came out in 1993. I always remembered the video, but hadn't seen it in over a decade until I looked for it just now. :thumb:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asshole_(song)

Denis Leary is actually starring in the upcoming movie "The Amazing Spider-Man", to be released July 3rd of this year. I didn't realize he also acted. :clap:

 

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There was a move twenty or more years ago for the US to go metric. As I recall it boiled down to who was going to pay for the conversion of everything - all the new measuring scales etc. The business world said to the govt, 'You pay for it and we will listen.'

On the other hand, certain engineering fields are 'almost' metric. A friend of mine who now lives in the US works on road construction and he works in feet and hundreds of a foot. When he told me that I laughed out loud as we used to work together in the steelmaking industry in the 1960s when everything went metric.
 
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