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Old 04-03-2016, 11:21 AM   #31
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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!
The problem is never in doing the math, it is the lack of willingness to do the math, no matter how much easier it is.
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:34 AM   #32
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Hello all.
Anders Celsius was a professor of astronomy born 1701 in Sweden.His father was in the same line of work.Anders invented the system.
Myself was born
and raised in Sweden so 49 years ago arriving in Canada I had to learn Fahrenheit.Then in the seventies Canada changed to Celsius.Here we go again as Canadians we use both systems.
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:35 AM   #33
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The problem is never in doing the math, it is the lack of willingness to do the math, no matter how much easier it is.
Now I call that a smart quote from a very smart Canadian
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Old 04-03-2016, 11:53 AM   #34
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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.
The degree Celsius (°C) can refer to a specific temperature on the Celsius scale as well as a unit to indicate a temperature interval, a difference between two temperatures or an uncertainty. Before being renamed to honour Anders Celsius in 1948, the unit was called centigrade, from the Latin centum, which means 100, and gradus, which means steps.

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Old 04-03-2016, 12:58 PM   #35
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Hello all.
Anders Celsius was a professor of astronomy born 1701 in Sweden.His father was in the same line of work.Anders invented the system.
Myself was born
and raised in Sweden so 49 years ago arriving in Canada I had to learn Fahrenheit.Then in the seventies Canada changed to Celsius.Here we go again as Canadians we use both systems.
Allan.
Yeah, I felt a chill when I visited the church at Gamma Uppsala. And then realized that I was standing on Celsius's grave.
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Old 04-03-2016, 01:18 PM   #36
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For the rain and snow measurement, comparisons are ridiculously easy:

1 mm of rain = 1 cm of snow
Depending, of course, on snow density, temperatures etc.
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Old 04-03-2016, 02:17 PM   #37
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The problem is never in doing the math, it is the lack of willingness to do the math, no matter how much easier it is.
Even better is to no longer need to do the math. I know think more in km/kg/celsius than I do in non-metric units. I know that 10 is a bit cool, 20 is comfortable, 30 is a bit warm, and +40 is downright hot. 0 is time to think of long fingered gloves while riding. -40 is colder than the bottom of the man digging the well.

I think the U.S. screwed up when it stopped the metric conversion that was promised to me by my 5th grade teacher. so a few years ago I decided to "be the change I wanted to be", and changed the dip switch on our home thermostat so that it shows temp is celsius. All bike computers are set to metric. 30km/hr is much faster than 19 mph. The prius has a little button that changes the display from miles to km. But not the highlander. go figure.

best thing of all is that I have a wife who puts up with all this. :-)
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Ah yes Jim, But how long is a 2" X 4"? And what are the other dimensions?
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And we can look forward to these from the Netherland too - released the same day!


LOL ...that's awesome ...
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Ah yes Jim, But how long is a 2" X 4"? And what are the other dimensions?
The length of a 38 x 89 varies, but the lengths varied. 2400, 3000, 3600.

Plywood was 1200 x 2400, with framing at 400 OC.

I built a couple homes using metric materials, until our government caved in to the demands from the US.

Having surveyed a lot over the years, using metric is many times easier than imperial. When I do cabinetry work I usually work in metric, as layout is so much easier.
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