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Old 18 Nov 2004, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Should we convert to metric time?

Simple enough question...

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Old 18 Nov 2004, 08:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What you mean metric you mean the 24 hour sequence right.
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Old 18 Nov 2004, 08:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Changing everything to Tens... ten hour days and such....
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Old 18 Nov 2004, 10:09 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Uhh no. That would be dumb and everyone would just keep going by the current system.
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Old 18 Nov 2004, 10:14 PM   #5 (permalink)
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What? lol

Is this some kind of joke? I'v never heard about anything like this before.
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Old 18 Nov 2004, 10:44 PM   #6 (permalink)
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No, metric measurements failed miserably in the late 70s, so Metric Time isn't going to work.
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Old 18 Nov 2004, 10:47 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Japanese cars and motorcycles use a lot of metric mesaurements.
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Old 18 Nov 2004, 11:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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If you mean the mesuments metric system..then you guys should...

Metric time however...hmmm thats more of a grey area..
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Old 19 Nov 2004, 12:34 AM   #9 (permalink)
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If you mean the mesuments metric system..then you guys should...

Metric time however...hmmm thats more of a grey area..
Metric system is easier in theory, but the US will never go for it. Too many people were raised on the English system.
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I can never understand why countries still use the imperial mesurement system.....The metric system is so basic to understand its laughable. As for too many people raised the old way Norm. Australia used the imperial system, we converted and I think england were going to try as well
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Old 19 Nov 2004, 09:08 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I thought england already had metric system.
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I thought england already had metric system.
I think so to. I just wasnt sure. I remember them converting some years ago. Either way it proves how easy it is to adapt to the metric system.
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I thought england already had metric system.

They did.

Though I'm surprised we never did. Metric is easy as hell. The imperial system was based on "what the king says"... the yard in the reign of Henry I (1100-1137) was within a tenth of an inch of the modern yard. Henry I decreed the lawful yard to be the distance between the tip of his nose and the end of his thumb, and in 1324, Edward II decreed that the inch was the length of 3 barley corns placed end-to-end. The foot, a length of the human foot, became anything from 9 3/4 to 19 inches.

Why the early Americans, who despised anything that had to do with "kings", would decide to keep this system over one that is set in multiple of ten makes little sense.
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Well I'm noticing that american cars are using metric sizes on their screws. Maybe the US will convert soon.
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Well I'm noticing that american cars are using metric sizes on their screws. Maybe the US will convert soon.
I'm just suprised the US haven't converted already...Metric measurments I mean..
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