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Re: The metric system [Re: Finster] #7145022
01/19/21 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Finster
All of this acceptance talk. You guys should be ashamed!


Exactly. Long love the resistance.

Re: The metric system [Re: Wright Brothers] #7145057
01/19/21 06:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Wright Brothers
Ya think the whining is bad on here, shoulda seen the first metric shingle job,, calculator for big crooked lay outs.

Tool salesman like it.

Painted SAE red and others blue. These are mobile, not in a roll box.

Is metric plywood and framing next lol.


Ha! I can deal with metric shingles, they're still sold by the good old American square. LOL

Plywood thicknesses have been screwed up for a long time. When did 1/2" become 15/32" and 3/4" become 23/32"?

And yeah, they've been selling luaun underlayment in mm thickness for a while.


Eh...wot?

Re: The metric system [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7145058
01/19/21 06:05 PM
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Idc what the barrel reads, it's a .223 (the only one I have that could identify)! Lol


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Re: The metric system [Re: Finster] #7145073
01/19/21 06:13 PM
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Yeah, the Europeans did shove all this metric system down our throats.

But, we still prevail there in at least one market. Pipe is pipe. Even if they want to convert the numbers, pipe is always in inches and fractions, thereof.


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Re: The metric system [Re: Finster] #7145095
01/19/21 06:23 PM
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I am with you FINISTER... I hate the crap and too darn old to try and learn it....

I bought something from Amazon some time back... Someone else thinking about buying asked question... and Amazon ask me to answer it... they ask about it in metric...

"I live in the USA and we don't use the metric system on a day to day basis... so you will have to ask the Amazon liberal's to answer it for you."


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Re: The metric system [Re: T-Rex] #7145099
01/19/21 06:24 PM
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Originally Posted by T-Rex
Yeah, the Europeans did shove all this metric system down our throats.

But, we still prevail there in at least one market. Pipe is pipe. Even if they want to convert the numbers, pipe is always in inches and fractions, thereof.

Good! Time to get some 3/4" pipe and beat some metric sissy's into a bloody pulp. Let's start with France.


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Re: The metric system [Re: Finster] #7145103
01/19/21 06:26 PM
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And what the heck is up with metric threads? 6mm X 1 pitch? What the heck is 1 pitch?

SAE spells it out for you; 1/4 x 24, etc.


Eh...wot?

Re: The metric system [Re: Lugnut] #7145119
01/19/21 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Lugnut
And what the heck is up with metric threads? 6mm X 1 pitch? What the heck is 1 pitch?

SAE spells it out for you; 1/4 x 24, etc.

Metric threads are a ridiculous concept created by a satanic cult that used to bathe the feet of Stalin in the fire from Hades.


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Re: The metric system [Re: Finster] #7145143
01/19/21 06:45 PM
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Re: The metric system [Re: amspoker] #7145160
01/19/21 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by amspoker
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laugh


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Re: The metric system [Re: Finster] #7145180
01/19/21 06:58 PM
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it is goot and bad, but mostly goot, I get laughs out of people needing the 10 mm socket alot

Re: The metric system [Re: HobbieTrapper] #7145211
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Originally Posted by HobbieTrapper
Originally Posted by Finster
And it should be illegal in this country. It's my God given right to use a obscure, convoluted, archaic system of measurement. I think we should amend the constitution. It's probably even contributing to Covid and global warming!


Smoke a dobbie and relax.

Back in the day, I sold the reefer in ounces half ounces, quarter ounces...Then smaller amounts were grams...Lol seems I remember 28 grams to the ounce, add 1-2 grams for the baggie depending on if it was ziplock or sandwich baggie. Going farther back 1 finger was a nickel bag, 2 fingers a dime bag 4 fingers was the coveted OZ And that kids is your metric to standard conversion for the day. Right out of the 70's am 80's Lol


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Re: The metric system [Re: ND FTA] #7145231
01/19/21 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ND FTA
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I bet the other side says "Free candy". A metric tool salesman? Burn them at the stake! Lawyers and used car salesmen deserve more respect.


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Re: The metric system [Re: Finster] #7145256
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The most natural form of measurement is based on 360 degrees of a compass. The measurement of time and distance are related.
You can't really do both with metric. The only way it would work is if they could convert geometry to metric; for example, 1000 (or 100) degrees in a circle, ten hours in a day 100 minutes in a hour, 100 seconds in a minute.
But I don't know if it would work out mathematically. The system of 12's (360) is a natural system that works.

Metric, a system of tens, just seems like it makes sense to the masses. If everyone had 12 fingers, a system of 12's would probably make more sense to the uninformed.


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Re: The metric system [Re: waggler] #7145311
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Originally Posted by waggler
The most natural form of measurement is based on 360 degrees of a compass. The measurement of time and distance are related.
You can't really do both with metric. The only way it would work is if they could convert geometry to metric; for example, 1000 (or 100) degrees in a circle, ten hours in a day 100 minutes in a hour, 100 seconds in a minute.
But I don't know if it would work out mathematically. The system of 12's (360) is a natural system that works.

Metric, a system of tens, just seems like it makes sense to the masses. If everyone had 12 fingers, a system of 12's would probably make more sense to the uninformed.

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Re: The metric system [Re: Finster] #7145313
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I never learned metric, confuses the crud out of me, but I can see where it can be easier in some cases. That dang 10mm socket is the bane of my existence though.


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Re: The metric system [Re: Finster] #7145326
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If people need things to be more accurate then use decimals instead of fractions.

Re: The metric system [Re: Finster] #7145333
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This is a serious question, do public schools not teach the metric system? They taught us in the 70's


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Re: The metric system [Re: Dirt] #7145340
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Originally Posted by Dirt
This is a serious question, do public schools not teach the metric system? They taught us in the 70's

I don't know if they still do or not. I would not doubt it. They do tend to ditch the important stuff and teach useless crap.


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Re: The metric system [Re: Bob_Iowa] #7145346
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Originally Posted by Bob_Iowa
If people need things to be more accurate then use decimals instead of fractions.

I agree with 99.9999999 of what you just said! grin


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