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Old 04-03-2016, 12:08 AM   #21
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F=C(9/5) + 32

C=(F-32)(5/9)

What's so hard about that? (said the grad. mathematician).

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The sad part of this is: I can do these calcs. easily,
but it took me 5 minutes to fix all my spelling errors.
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Old 04-03-2016, 01:51 AM   #22
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F=C(9/5) + 32

C=(F-32)(5/9)

What's so hard about that? (said the grad. mathematician).

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The sad part of this is: I can do these calcs. easily,
but it took me 5 minutes to fix all my spelling errors.
They make apps for that now. But it's much more fun to teach someone to do the math. Then just when they get confident, have them use -40° and watch the confusion on their faces.
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Old 04-03-2016, 02:37 AM   #23
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We really, really could use snow or rain here. It is really dry.

Maybe I could send you a beer if you are that dry .... coffee vanilla and chocolate beer .... or grapefruit flavored beer which seems to be the rage up here ....

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Old 04-03-2016, 10:14 AM   #24
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F=C(9/5) + 32

C=(F-32)(5/9)

What's so hard about that? (said the grad. mathematician).

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The sad part of this is: I can do these calcs. easily,
but it took me 5 minutes to fix all my spelling errors.
You just described me too. I can do those calculations in my head in a heartbeat, and though I am a real fast typer, I seem to get more and more spelling mistakes as I age.
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Maybe I could send you a beer if you are that dry .... coffee vanilla and chocolate beer .... or grapefruit flavored beer which seems to be the rage up here ....

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I would love to drink more of the yummy beers produced in Juneau, but certainly am not in favour of those highly flavoured ones which seem to be a rage. A wee bit of chocolate in a stout, or citrus in a hefeweizen, is fine for a couple mugs. The ulitmate beer faux pas was the Bud Light Lime. Actually a triple insult if you add in the fact it is Budweiser (though they do have handsome horses)
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:23 AM   #25
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Is it true that Centigrade was 'name changed' to Celcius because its easier to spell?
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:36 AM   #26
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Is it true that Centigrade was 'name changed' to Celcius because its easier to spell?
Which you misspelled?
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:37 AM   #27
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Hi: J Mac... You'll barely get a passing grade!!! When I was a kid all I got was a centagrade for my report cards!!! LoL Alf
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:49 AM   #28
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US Americans are in this regards just funny: In the lab scientists and engineers work only with metric measures, be it temperatures, volumes and weights. But as soon as they are asked to use it in the kitchen (which is btw nothing else than a lab; you also just measure things out), they are LOST!!!! And yes, below 0 Celsius you would measure snow, and above you would measure rain, as simple as it is.
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Old 04-03-2016, 10:59 AM   #29
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For the rain and snow measurement, comparisons are ridiculously easy:

1 mm of rain = 1 cm of snow

10 mm = 1 cm

If you can't multiply or divide by 10 (MOVE THE DECIMAL!), you have bigger problems!
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:09 AM   #30
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Is it true that Centigrade was 'name changed' to Celcius because its easier to spell?
Celsius is "a" centigrade scale (that is, there are 100 degrees between freezing and boiling water). Kelvin is another centigrade scale (defined so that 0K is absolute zero, whereas 0C is the freezing point of water). Not sure how/when Celsius and centigrade got mixed up in the common vernacular.
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