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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5400 on: May 30, 2017, 10:03:48 am »

High of 92 today


Is it simply being stubborn that America will not catch up with the rest of the world and use metric instead of imperial, and use celsius when measuring temperature?

It infuriates me that I have to constantly convert a measurements when reading american books or websites.  It's like they think no one else outside of America will read it or perhaps they simply don't give a crap if anyone does.

It's habit for me unfortunately, didn't mean to swing my star-spangled wang in anyone's face. I am not proud.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5401 on: May 30, 2017, 10:34:23 am »

High of 92 today


Is it simply being stubborn that America will not catch up with the rest of the world and use metric instead of imperial, and use celsius when measuring temperature?

It infuriates me that I have to constantly convert a measurements when reading american books or websites.  It's like they think no one else outside of America will read it or perhaps they simply don't give a crap if anyone does.

It's habit for me unfortunately, didn't mean to swing my star-spangled wang in anyone's face. I am not proud.

It wasn't really directed at you, it just set me off.  I don't hold it against you, it's what you were taught from year dot so it's understandable.  Sorry.  It's the system in general I was going off at.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5402 on: May 30, 2017, 11:38:38 am »
Is it simply being stubborn that America will not catch up with the rest of the world and use metric instead of imperial, and use celsius when measuring temperature?

It infuriates me that I have to constantly convert a measurements when reading american books or websites.  It's like they think no one else outside of America will read it or perhaps they simply don't give a crap if anyone does.

I'm sorry.
I'm an American. I can't hear you. You'll have to speak up and lose the accent.

92^F is a little over 33^C, buy the way. And despite my stubborn and imperious (i.e. American) proclivities, I'd be in favor of switching to metric just for the sake of never having to spell Fairenhite ever again.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2017, 11:41:01 am by donovan »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5403 on: May 30, 2017, 11:52:29 am »
Is it simply being stubborn that America will not catch up with the rest of the world and use metric instead of imperial, and use celsius when measuring temperature?

It infuriates me that I have to constantly convert a measurements when reading american books or websites.  It's like they think no one else outside of America will read it or perhaps they simply don't give a crap if anyone does.

I'm sorry.
I'm an American. I can't hear you. You'll have to speak up and lose the accent.

92^F is a little over 33^C, buy the way. And despite my stubborn and imperious (i.e. American) proclivities, I'd be in favor of switching to metric just for the sake of never having to spell Fairenhite ever again.
Is "buy the way" also an Americanism? 
Kapitalist pigs! >:(

Also, I wouldn't call Hite fair.
Or even mediocre.
Although it *is* better than Cass. (discuss)
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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5404 on: May 30, 2017, 12:51:36 pm »


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5405 on: May 30, 2017, 01:22:54 pm »

High of 92 today


Is it simply being stubborn that America will not catch up with the rest of the world and use metric instead of imperial, and use celsius when measuring temperature?

It infuriates me that I have to constantly convert a measurements when reading american books or websites.  It's like they think no one else outside of America will read it or perhaps they simply don't give a crap if anyone does.

It's habit for me unfortunately, didn't mean to swing my star-spangled wang in anyone's face. I am not proud.

I can't help but prefer fahrenheit when talking about hot temps. its' so satisfying to say 90-100 degrees when you're sweating your balls off.

It has it's uses:

When people ask my height, 6 foot 1 has a much better 'oomph' to it than 186cm, which sounds dorkish, in a weird way.

"Before talking about someone behind their back, you should walk a mile in their shoes... That way, you're a mile away and you have their shoes."

With kilometers, the joke just doesn't ring as well.

There's no excuse for tiny measurements though. Measuring the action height on my guitar in
3/16ths, 1/8th, 4/5ths of an inch etc... Just use millimeters, for Pete's sake.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5406 on: May 30, 2017, 01:42:25 pm »
In the UK we use a weird mix of both though which can get confusing, I wish we would fully switch.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5407 on: May 30, 2017, 01:50:25 pm »
In the UK we use a weird mix of both though which can get confusing, I wish we would fully switch.

Canada, too. I'm 5'7" and 180lbs. It's 100km from Barrie to Toronto. This steak is 16oz, as is my draft beer. But, my bottle is 330ml. 

My body temperature is 37 degrees but my favourite band is 98 Degrees.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5408 on: May 30, 2017, 01:51:36 pm »
Is it simply being stubborn that America will not catch up with the rest of the world and use metric instead of imperial, and use celsius when measuring temperature?

It infuriates me that I have to constantly convert a measurements when reading american books or websites.  It's like they think no one else outside of America will read it or perhaps they simply don't give a crap if anyone does.

I'm sorry. I'm an American. I can't hear you. You'll have to speak up and lose the accent.

92^F is a little over 33^C, buy the way. And despite my stubborn and imperious (i.e. American) proclivities, I'd be in favor of switching to metric just for the sake of never having to spell Fairenhite ever again.

Is "buy the way" also an Americanism? 
Kapitalist pigs!  >:(
Not merely an Americanism.  It's The American Way.

Pear and Hite is okay.

Alcohol that tastes good? Sissy stuff!


I can't help but prefer fahrenheit when talking about hot temps. its' so satisfying to say 90-100 degrees when you're sweating your balls off.

What kind of balls we talkin here? You're awfully close to appropriating male culture here.
« Last Edit: May 30, 2017, 01:55:27 pm by donovan »


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5409 on: May 30, 2017, 01:55:51 pm »
In the UK we use a weird mix of both though which can get confusing, I wish we would fully switch.

Same with parts of Canada. Usually body measurements are taken using the imperial system. Maybe cuz having a 31 waist sounds smaller than 79cm...


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5410 on: May 30, 2017, 02:08:41 pm »
If I click on a fitness article and read that someone reduced their weight by a stone I immediately stop reading. Not worth the effort.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5411 on: May 30, 2017, 02:24:59 pm »
Korean Netflix.  Why does it say that it has LOTR:TTT Extended Edition when it is definitely not the extended edition?  :cry: >:(
I'm broken hearted.


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5412 on: May 30, 2017, 02:58:45 pm »

High of 92 today


Is it simply being stubborn that America will not catch up with the rest of the world and use metric instead of imperial, and use celsius when measuring temperature?

It infuriates me that I have to constantly convert a measurements when reading american books or websites.  It's like they think no one else outside of America will read it or perhaps they simply don't give a crap if anyone does.

It's habit for me unfortunately, didn't mean to swing my star-spangled wang in anyone's face. I am not proud.

I can't help but prefer fahrenheit when talking about hot temps. its' so satisfying to say 90-100 degrees when you're sweating your balls off.

lol yes it doesn't quite feel right to say 30C when your face is melting off but yes it's a silly system


Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5413 on: May 30, 2017, 03:10:37 pm »
If I click on a fitness article and read that someone reduced their weight by a stone I immediately stop reading. Not worth the effort.

shedding stones from your body does sound tough, though, much like 100 degrees sounds horrendously hot.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5414 on: May 30, 2017, 03:14:14 pm »
If I click on a fitness article and read that someone reduced their weight by a stone I immediately stop reading. Not worth the effort.

shedding stones from your body does sound tough, though, much like 100 degrees sounds horrendously hot.
Second Seinfeld meme of the day, hot damn.




Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5415 on: May 30, 2017, 03:23:22 pm »
If I click on a fitness article and read that someone reduced their weight by a stone I immediately stop reading. Not worth the effort.

shedding stones from your body does sound tough, though, much like 100 degrees sounds horrendously hot.
Second Seinfeld meme of the day, hot damn.




Oof. Imagine how tough it would be if one of those 'stones' were 14 pounds (~20231KRW). :shocked:


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5416 on: May 30, 2017, 03:26:14 pm »
Why can't I find more about the 3 teens that were idiots in Hongdae last week? kljsdfhlksdjf


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5417 on: May 30, 2017, 03:52:01 pm »

Pear and Hite is okay.

Alcohol that tastes good? Sissy stuff!


Ooo, pear?? I am all about them girly dranks that are pleasant to the taste.


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Re: RANTING/VENTING MEGATHREAD 3.0
« Reply #5419 on: May 31, 2017, 08:08:18 am »
My COT wants an explanation for every little thing that ever happens in any video I show.  :rolleyes:

For example, I showed the kids a video of Mr. Bean shopping and being his weird self. My COT asked me "Why is doing [weird thing]?" Uhhhh, it's Mr. Bean he does weird things for humor, I can't explain that. Or the other day I was showing a stop-motion Lego animation to the kids, and I had to explain to him what stop-motion was for 5 minutes and then he explained it to the kids, even though I explicitly heard them say "ooh, stop motion."