Author Topic: The almighty SPAM TOPIC!  (Read 611388 times)

Offline Geocorn

Re: The almighty SPAM TOPIC!
« Reply #12030 on: November 14, 2017, 06:49:58 pm »
Yeah Kelvin is less arbitrary.

Online WeAreTheMeta

Re: The almighty SPAM TOPIC!
« Reply #12031 on: November 14, 2017, 07:38:59 pm »
Celsius Kelvin? Add 273

Fahrenheit Kelvin?  GOOD LUCK

Celsius is useful, you wanna say it's 300kelvin today?
And it's easy to convert it into Kelvin, since Kelvin also use 100 between freezing and boiling water
To go from Fahrenheit to Kelvin you have to do whatever you do to get Celsius, then add another 273

Elvis Strunk [Aug 10, 2016, 12:40:11 am]:   Meta is eternally a loli~
Arraxis [Sep 23, 2016, 11:37:43 pm]:   Love you too Meta

Offline Geocorn

Re: The almighty SPAM TOPIC!
« Reply #12032 on: November 14, 2017, 07:50:43 pm »
Fahrenheit has the advantage that you can just say "oh the weather today is in the 60s" but if you say "oh the weather today is in the 20s" with Celcius, 20 is quite different from 29.

Online WeAreTheMeta

Re: The almighty SPAM TOPIC!
« Reply #12033 on: November 14, 2017, 07:56:20 pm »
Well, given people aren't thermometer we do say "It's about 20" or things like that

Elvis Strunk [Aug 10, 2016, 12:40:11 am]:   Meta is eternally a loli~
Arraxis [Sep 23, 2016, 11:37:43 pm]:   Love you too Meta

Offline Pal

Re: The almighty SPAM TOPIC!
« Reply #12034 on: November 14, 2017, 09:25:20 pm »
It's like, there is an argument to be made for the imperial system. Like, the metric system of heat is between 0 (freezing) and 100 (boiling). But the imperial system has the range of temperatures outside, from the coldest it'd be in a normal place, 0, to the hottest it'd be, 100. So it's a nice even percentage. Distance we have feet - the length of a foot, and yards - the length of a stride. A meter is similar, but centimeter? What practical use does that have? Volume, cups are about how much a person can drink in one sitting, gallon how much water they should drink in a day. Liter? Too much for a sitting, and too little for a day.

Unfortunately, the defenders of the imperial system are few and far between.
*pats mel for this*

Heinrike [Nov 10, 2016, 11:00:11 am]: I'm bored too, but otherwise bored  Elvis Strunk [Dec 14, 2015, 01:43:59 AM]: Would make it easier to keep track of all the characters, at least. "They're all dead."
Eonymia [Dec 15, 2016, 10:14:17 pm]: Losers don't win, do drugs Arraxis [Feb 18, 2017, 03:12:47 am]: Slither me timbers

Offline Meliran

Re: The almighty SPAM TOPIC!
« Reply #12035 on: November 14, 2017, 09:31:17 pm »
Celsius Kelvin? Add 273

Fahrenheit Kelvin?  GOOD LUCK

Celsius is useful, you wanna say it's 300kelvin today?
And it's easy to convert it into Kelvin, since Kelvin also use 100 between freezing and boiling water
To go from Fahrenheit to Kelvin you have to do whatever you do to get Celsius, then add another 273

When you say "you wanna say" that immediately argues for Fahrenheit. It's a system which deals with temperatures humans regularly deal with - between 0 (really cold days) to 100 (really hot days). The degrees between 100 and 212 are rarely ever used - I think it's only used for temperatures to hold food at? So why argue for a scale where 95% of usage is going to be between -18 and 37, as opposed to one with a practical range of 0-100?

Offline Geocorn

Re: The almighty SPAM TOPIC!
« Reply #12036 on: November 14, 2017, 11:10:10 pm »
I like Kelvin because the concept of a negative temperature makes no sense to me. although it would be annoying to have to set my furnace to 295 Kelvin.

Offline BlackStarLine

Re: The almighty SPAM TOPIC!
« Reply #12037 on: November 15, 2017, 01:08:06 am »
* BlackStarLine is a celsius user and finds it so much easier compared to farenheit et al.

Cos really, we all know that 40C is fucking hot and 2C is fucking cold.

Offline Geocorn

Re: The almighty SPAM TOPIC!
« Reply #12038 on: November 15, 2017, 01:57:44 am »
2C is a warm Ohio Winter lol

Online WeAreTheMeta

Re: The almighty SPAM TOPIC!
« Reply #12039 on: November 15, 2017, 06:52:15 am »
Once again,if we just speak of arbitrary everyone will just want to keep the one they know. I was just arguing that Kelvin while the most scientific is truly unusable in daily life.

Anyway, nobody has answered my initial question, how do you convert measures?

Elvis Strunk [Aug 10, 2016, 12:40:11 am]:   Meta is eternally a loli~
Arraxis [Sep 23, 2016, 11:37:43 pm]:   Love you too Meta

Offline Meliran

Re: The almighty SPAM TOPIC!
« Reply #12040 on: November 15, 2017, 08:02:38 am »
Once again,if we just speak of arbitrary everyone will just want to keep the one they know. I was just arguing that Kelvin while the most scientific is truly unusable in daily life.

Anyway, nobody has answered my initial question, how do you convert measures?

F=9/5 (C) + 32
1 cm = 0.39 inches
1 L = 0.26 Gallons
1 kg = 2.2 lbs

Online WeAreTheMeta

Re: The almighty SPAM TOPIC!
« Reply #12041 on: November 15, 2017, 08:57:47 am »
Not what I mean, how do you convert measure when doing science thing? Like you want to convert gallons into volume, for us it's easy, 1liter is 10 cubic centimeter, but for you? You just know how to put galmlons in inches or something, or you use metric system for that?

Elvis Strunk [Aug 10, 2016, 12:40:11 am]:   Meta is eternally a loli~
Arraxis [Sep 23, 2016, 11:37:43 pm]:   Love you too Meta

Offline Void

Re: The almighty SPAM TOPIC!
« Reply #12042 on: November 15, 2017, 12:51:55 pm »
I demand more spam! :P
The only way to truly hurt a man, is to take everything that he valued and degrade it and remind him of it everyday of his life. But by doing this, you also create a monster, and you will regret ever harming that man, because he will be your greatest horror.

Offline Jynx

Re: The almighty SPAM TOPIC!
« Reply #12043 on: November 15, 2017, 01:06:59 pm »
Not what I mean, how do you convert measure when doing science thing? Like you want to convert gallons into volume, for us it's easy, 1liter is 10 cubic centimeter, but for you? You just know how to put galmlons in inches or something, or you use metric system for that?

How can you even convert a gallon, a volume, into inches, a length... If you're referring to cubic inches, I don't think they're really widespread.

In any case, Fahrenheit scale is incredibly stupid for all purposes, unless maybe you're referring to the weather outside, in which case it should usually fall into 0-100 F. But it's stupidly arbitrary, and the references are actually based on the Kelvin scale (which is good and, surprise! Has the same scaling as Celsius).
Why water for Celsius? Maybe, just maybe, it's because it's the most widespread substance all around us.

We agree that the imperial units were built because they needed to deal with practical life. Basically any scale in the world had this purpose. But right now? It really has little or no sense, especially with multiples.
As for practical life, you get used to it pretty quickly. For instance, I buy 1.5 L bottles of water. I am 1.82 m tall, it makes perfect sense and I'm dealing with reasonable numbers. I can see a centimeter much better than an inch, because I've always lived with centimeters.

Really, the imperial system should be abolished or at least banned as soon as possible from any technical / scientifical application.

Offline Pal

Re: The almighty SPAM TOPIC!
« Reply #12044 on: November 15, 2017, 01:36:23 pm »
When ships or aircraft measure fuel they typically use pounds, instead of gallons.

Heinrike [Nov 10, 2016, 11:00:11 am]: I'm bored too, but otherwise bored  Elvis Strunk [Dec 14, 2015, 01:43:59 AM]: Would make it easier to keep track of all the characters, at least. "They're all dead."
Eonymia [Dec 15, 2016, 10:14:17 pm]: Losers don't win, do drugs Arraxis [Feb 18, 2017, 03:12:47 am]: Slither me timbers