Difference between colors

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Re: Difference between colors

Postby mikld » 01 Sep 2014 14

This "discussion" is at least 30 years too late (is that a metric or Imperial measurement of time?). If you can count to ten on yer fingers; use metric. If you can think, use S.A.E....
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Re: Difference between colors

Postby Fyodor » 01 Sep 2014 16

If you can count to 1000 on your fingers, use binary ;-)
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Re: Difference between colors

Postby RBHarter » 01 Sep 2014 18

1.36 x5280= X
Xx12= Y.

1.86 liter per 1/2 US gallon not to be confused w an Imperial gallon that is 5 qt unless your ordering aile in which case you get 1/8 of 5 qt in your pint and 1/4 of 5 qt in your qt . 16.8 Oz in a .5 liter. 2.2 lb to the kilo . A metric ton is 1 I stumble on . A standard ton is 2000 lbs while long or Impirial ton is 2200.
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Re: Difference between colors

Postby Ranch Dog » 02 Sep 2014 08

Honestly, I would really dislike everything being the same... the "one world" concept. It would cause me not to want to go anywhere. It is bad enough that you can get a McDonalds grease burger just about anywhere in the world now. I mean, I really hate traveling 15,000 miles (nautical or statute) and the first thing I see is the "Golden Arch". That makes me want to say "FI" and go home. The way I see it, all these things that make up the differences makes each place unique and worth visiting. If I already have a grip on the currency and all rates of calculation, I can't ask the cute young lady in the halter top with the tattoos in the right places to help me figure it out without appearing to be the pervert I am. :P
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Re: Difference between colors

Postby RBHarter » 02 Sep 2014 09

The best trip ever was to Calgary. We stopped in a little doughnut shop for breakfast. That poor girl behind the counter was so flustered . The rate I think was about .85 to $1 in our favor the bill was like 4.35 C so a 5 covered it either way . The rather matrinely owner lady stopped her while she was struggling with the change and exchange saying "no no dearie , theirs is worth more than ours". Being from an area where in the service industry tips make up half of 1s in come it was natural to spend the round up . The poor girl was so embarrassed she wouldn't take take the 65 cents let alone the dollar and a quarter.

I have trouble with the deca, deci part of metrics and dry measures.
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Re: Difference between colors

Postby Fyodor » 02 Sep 2014 10

RBHarter wrote:I have trouble with the deca, deci part of metrics and dry measures.


@ Tip story:
Yeah, that always creates confusion... I've accidently over-tipped some years ago, before we had the EURO. Some friends and I have been to Prague, only a few years after the iron curtain fell. In a Chinese restaurant we made an error with exchange rates too, and gave about 80% tip. We didn't realize at first, because to our standard that still was cheap. But the girl totally freaked out, and we didn't have to pay for dessert and our Baijiu, but we first realized what happened when we checked the bill in the hotel.

We don't use deca and deci a lot, most common are the thousand-fold prefixes. Only exception is the Centimeter. But the system itself is very logical, and you only need to know a basic unit and the prefixes, and can make up any new unit size you need. Milliseconds, Kilometers and Hectoliters are very common, but everybody would know what a Gigasecond is, or a Picoliter, or a Nanogramm. The big advantage of the metric system ist that it's very easy to change order of magnitudes, and still have small numbers. In everyday life it doesn't make that much of a difference if you use cm or inch, liter or gallon.
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Re: Difference between colors

Postby Ranch Dog » 02 Sep 2014 12

Personally, I've gotten where I tend to measure most stuff in "dog". That way if I've eaten seven biscuits it is really only one!
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Re: Difference between colors

Postby dromia » 02 Sep 2014 13

Ranch Dog wrote:Honestly, I would really dislike everything being the same... the "one world" concept. It would cause me not to want to go anywhere. It is bad enough that you can get a McDonalds grease burger just about anywhere in the world now. I mean, I really hate traveling 15,000 miles (nautical or statute) and the first thing I see is the "Golden Arch". That makes me want to say "FI" and go home. The way I see it, all these things that make up the differences makes each place unique and worth visiting. If I already have a grip on the currency and all rates of calculation, I can't ask the cute young lady in the halter top with the tattoos in the right places to help me figure it out without appearing to be the pervert I am. :P


Absolutely, unfortunately in europe we have this unelected bureaucracy called the EU trying to make us all the same and slavish to a nanny state.

In the 70s I voted for the UK joining a common market but now I find we are in an organisation that wants closer political and fiscal union whilst at the same time wants bamstick countries like Turkey and Ukraine to join the happy band of vested interest.

Apologies if this is too far off topic and political so feel free to remove Michael but I do think differences and maintaining cultural differences are so important.
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Re: Difference between colors

Postby Fyodor » 02 Sep 2014 15

You're totally right.
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