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Jul 22, 2021 07:24:31   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
When showing the weather, Apple does not display 65, 67, or 69°. They get their weather in Celsius, and converting it to Fahrenheit does not result in those numbers, although -69° is possible. This may have been corrected in OS 15. There are several videos on YouTube about this.

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Jul 22, 2021 07:27:01   #
tradio Loc: Oxford, Ohio
 
You have countries that use the metric system and then you have countries that have been to the moon.

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Jul 22, 2021 07:41:54   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
???
So round up/down.
What's a degree or two between friends?

(Not one of my worries...)

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Jul 22, 2021 07:42:58   #
jaymatt Loc: Alexandria, Indiana
 
tradio wrote:
You have countries that use the metric system and then you have countries that have been to the moon.



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Jul 23, 2021 05:18:04   #
chrissybabe Loc: New Zealand
 
tradio wrote:
You have countries that use the metric system and then you have countries that have been to the moon.

You have every country using metric EXCEPT the one that has been to the moon. And I bet the calculations that got it to the moon were in metric ! The last bastion of a non-metric system is you ! The average, older American citizen who has lost the plot (unable to change).
I first went to the US 44 years ago. The US govt was talking about moving to metric then. Finally most American stuff is now metric. Your currency is metric ! Why did you stop there ? Even the distance indicators to Mexico are now in metric for some considerable distance from the border on the US side. Stop being so stubborn and change ! Although it is too late now. The USA will always be known as the last to accept the inevitable change to metric.

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Jul 23, 2021 06:21:50   #
melismus Loc: Chesapeake Bay Country
 
chrissybabe wrote:
You have every country using metric EXCEPT the one that has been to the moon. And I bet the calculations that got it to the moon were in metric ! The last bastion of a non-metric system is you ! The average, older American citizen who has lost the plot (unable to change).
I first went to the US 44 years ago. The US govt was talking about moving to metric then. Finally most American stuff is now metric. Your currency is metric ! Why did you stop there ? Even the distance indicators to Mexico are now in metric for some considerable distance from the border on the US side. Stop being so stubborn and change ! Although it is too late now. The USA will always be known as the last to accept the inevitable change to metric.
You have every country using metric EXCEPT the one... (show quote)


Sad to say, it is not inevitable. The first few gas stations that made the switch suffered huge drop in business and had to switch back. So it will not happen in commerce, and this unruly nation will never accept it by governmental decree.

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Jul 23, 2021 07:41:41   #
DAN Phillips Loc: Graysville, GA
 
If you don't like the system, guess what you can do!

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Jul 23, 2021 07:43:30   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
melismus wrote:
Sad to say, it is not inevitable. The first few gas stations that made the switch suffered huge drop in business and had to switch back. So it will not happen in commerce, and this unruly nation will never accept it by governmental decree.


I've seen several explanations for why we don't switch completely to metric. They all come down to money. It would be too expensive for the government and too expensive for business. In the meantime, those of us who buy tools have to buy double set of wrenches and sockets. Speaking of the cost of conversion, sticking with the current dual system also costs money - and probably lives. A passenger plane crashed because of an error filling the fuel tanks - liters vs gallons.

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Jul 23, 2021 07:53:05   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
chrissybabe wrote:
You have every country using metric EXCEPT the one that has been to the moon. And I bet the calculations that got it to the moon were in metric ! The last bastion of a non-metric system is you ! The average, older American citizen who has lost the plot (unable to change).


It's the government and business that do not want to make the switch. Do you really think that the "older American citizen" runs the country? Citizens are just going along for the ride. Decisions are made by others.

NASA used imperial measurements to put men on the moon. They didn't switch till about 1990. Although switching would cost millions, not switching is also costly.

"The dual strategy led to the loss of the Mars Climate Orbiter robotic probe in 1999; a contractor provided thruster firing data in English units while NASA was calculating in metric."

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Jul 23, 2021 07:59:53   #
llamb Loc: Northeast Ohio
 
I think and work in either/both. I prefer imperial. It was used by the winner of WWII.

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Jul 23, 2021 09:18:10   #
bw79st Loc: New York City
 
DAN Phillips wrote:
If you don't like the system, guess what you can do!


Storm the Capitol building?

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Jul 23, 2021 09:18:43   #
Schoee Loc: Europe
 
chrissybabe wrote:
You have every country using metric EXCEPT the one that has been to the moon. And I bet the calculations that got it to the moon were in metric ! The last bastion of a non-metric system is you ! The average, older American citizen who has lost the plot (unable to change).
I first went to the US 44 years ago. The US govt was talking about moving to metric then. Finally most American stuff is now metric. Your currency is metric ! Why did you stop there ? Even the distance indicators to Mexico are now in metric for some considerable distance from the border on the US side. Stop being so stubborn and change ! Although it is too late now. The USA will always be known as the last to accept the inevitable change to metric.
You have every country using metric EXCEPT the one... (show quote)


Three countries don’t use metric system: Liberia, Myanmar and USA

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Jul 23, 2021 09:18:47   #
StanMac Loc: Tennessee
 
All the old farts who are stuck in the Imperial system will be gone soon so now is the time to switch. Us UHHers have been dealing in metric in our photography for years so why complain about using it for everything else. I think some ancient large format lenses produced in “olde England” or in the U.S. probably had focal lengths measured in inches, but that was it.

Stan

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Jul 23, 2021 09:35:44   #
llamb Loc: Northeast Ohio
 
Give 'em 2.54 cm and they'll take 1.61 km

~Lee

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Jul 23, 2021 09:43:37   #
DAN Phillips Loc: Graysville, GA
 
And if B/S was pennies we'd all be billionaires!

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