Something's not right. A Flapjangle should equal 829.025 Dingmarkles, not 828.936.
@Cultured Pig, I’ll bet you 25 smekles that it does
@Atom bomb baby, can you make it 30? I need to make change for a fronk
@Atom bomb baby, that's how much my girlfriend paid for her big fake boobies.
In the UK we use both simultaneously. My living room is 4.6 metres by 7.1 dingmarkles.
There are two types of countries, those that use the metric system and those that have been on the moon
@bmw112290, that sold to th e lowest bidder and used the metric system to get us to the moon.
@bmw112290, We use Imperial here (pretty sure we invented it), but we haven’t been to the moon.
I am an American and I will freely admit that the metric system is superior in every way.
@Baileyjrob, oh yeah sure it is. For math anyway.
Imperial is more practical
@Richard Cypher, How so? We kind of use both here (so beer is sold by the pint but spirits by the litre, for example) so I’m not criticising/arguing, just wonder what it is about Imperial which you find more practical.
@Nellybert , well I’m meaning more the units for length. Inch, foot, that sort of thing
@Nellybert , it's a fractionless system that allows for the maximum whole divisions in every sub unit, for proof, just factor the numbers:
12 inches in a foot - 12, 6, 4, 3, 2, 1
12 pints in a gallon
5280 feet in a mile - 5280, 66, 60, 55, 48, 44, 40, 33, 32, 30, 24, 22, 20, 16, 15, 12, 11, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2
@Hot Coffee, oh no a smart person, everybody hide! Seriously though I thought they were all random numbers and that they didn’t actually mean anything
@shake n blake, well all units of measurement have a basis that proves it’s “value” as a “value” so to speak. It’s kinda interesting that there are prototype standards that give a measurement its value. Like a physical object that is used as a reference for what a value is. “This is weighs 10 grams because it’s 10x this block that we say has a value of 1 gram”
@Hot Coffee, 8 pints a gallon.
@Mikeybme, too true. Still easily divisible: 8, 4, 2.
@Hot Coffee, That’s certainly elegant, but I’m not sure it’s more practical. Metric’s simple “it’s all tens” rule makes it pretty easy to use.
@Richard Cypher, Ah, I see. We still use it a lot here, but mix in metric too. So I measure my weight in kilos, my height in feet & inches, my beer in pints, shots in ml, speed in mph, long distances in imperial (miles) and short distances in either one. Certainly wouldn’t want to give it up completely.
@Mikeybme, oops! Thanks for the correction
@Nellybert , you’re right, base 10 with fractions and decimals is better for building precise things, and now we have digital displays and calculators that simplifies the maths and measurements making metric far easier to think in, my main point is that the imperial system isn’t arbitrary or stupid, just predicated on a different set of skills and developed to handle specific problems.
@Hot Coffee, Oh I’d agree that it’s definitely not stupid. I often find that I’m working to Imperial in my head (looking at something and thinking “that’s about 3 feet long”) but talk in metric (describing the same thing as “that’s just under a meter long”). I have no idea why, except possibly that metric’s decimals work in calculators and feel easier to discuss.
As an American machinist I need to correct you. It's one 1 Jipjap= 7.3 flogboggles.
Tell that to us on the moon!
Silly inferior countries!
@partypooper101, but we used the metric system to get there so.....
@Gpilot, we used both according to the reddit article I read on askscience. Sooo not sure of how scholarly the source is.
@grayhome, If I'm not mistaken, some space aircraft crashed because the American scientist entered the distance in imperial system, but the aircraft was programmed in metric system.
@dankmemelord420, I think it was a rocket carrying a satellite launch, but yeah, I think I remember that. They blew it up cos it went shooting off course.
@Gpilot, I can't speak for NASA, but I've worked for an aerospace defense contractor and we used inches/imperial. And I use imperial in the oilfield now.
The metric system is better for some conversion but that's it. If you understand basic math it's not hard to even go between the two. Plus most automobiles I want to light on fire are all metric but my job that uses fire is pretty much SAE. Honestly, either system works for me.
@thegermanman927, I agree completely. It's pretty much only beneficial for people using basic math, but any time you delve into any kind of engineering, you have to do conversions regardless. Or else you work entirely with one unit and don't convert. All inches, or all feet, etc.
Yet people in America barely get the difference in bases. Most cant tell you how many inches is in a foot, let alone a yard.
Yeah what doesn’t make sense about that?
There are about 10 shjtloads per metric fvckton. In English measurements, it's about 66/7 shjtloads per fvckton.
The more you know
I also agree that the metric system is far superior than SAE. Also, most countries are on the metric system. I don't know what our problem is.
A blob is an actual imperial measurement
Its 3.97 dingmarkels, dingmarkles is 11.24 dingmarkels. Duh