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'MERICA | YOU AMERICANS ARE SO ODD WITH YOUR MEASURING SYSTEM THEN YOU CAN TELL OTHERS HOW TO MEASURE THE DISTANCE YOU SHOULD JOIN THE REST OF WORLD W | image tagged in america,merica,memes,moon landing,metric | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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DON'T GET ME STARTED ON THE US LUMBER DIMENSIONS STILL CALLED A 2X4 BUT  . . . | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Both systems are good in particular applications. It's when they try to use both on the same part that causes problems. That being said, GO 'MERICA!
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2 ups, 1 reply
I guess the real issue is the US is a large enough market that most products are developed for domestic US. If the US is serious about becoming a manufacturing leader in the world market again, they would use the units of their customers - 90% of which use metric.
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IF YOU CHECK THE FINE PRINT THE US IS IN GOOD COMPANY (MYANMAR AND LIBERIA) | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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And how many lbs is that?
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1 gallon = 16 cups = 3.785 liters.
1 liter = 4.227 cups.
How many pounds? That depends on the substance being measured.
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while that may be true. the real world of engineering isn't about one-upping other colleagues but rather getting accurate results with as little confusion as possible. So in the end it's like 2 people trying to hammer a nail in, one with a hammer made of crap and another with one of metal. The process is the same but one is needlessly convoluted and you could have a wonkier nail. Then again, this is a meme and it doesn't really matter about units and my opinion doesn't matter
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If you are implying that metric is higher quality, then why is it that as OP meme suggests, the imperial system has successfully landed on the moon, while its metric competitor blew up on the launchpad? There is no quality difference between the two. They literally end up at the same place. You are no more accurate with metric than with imperial. The only reason metric is so widespread is to make communication between different countries easier. Someone in mexico understands the speed limit signs in germany, etc. Science is easier to coordinate as well. The only time you get problems is when the two systems get mixed up.
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while I agree that the differences between quality are almost non existent, to use the moon landing as proof is just silly as there are many more variables than unit of measurement
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First argument I've heard for our crappy system that makes any sense.
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4 ups, 2 replies
The metric system can be confusing since everything is with multiples of 10, like you can get things mixed up.
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Everything is multiples of ten in metric system, while everything in the customary system is completely random with no pattern. How is metric harder than customary?
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2 ups, 1 reply
I don't know if other people feel the same way, but for me the randomness makes it easier to remember. With the metric system, since everything is multiples of ten, you have to know the order, like (for example) are milliseconds or nanoseconds shorter?
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Isn't that kind of the same with the customary, except instead of learning a plethora of things that are the same in every form of measure you have to memorize a different set for each?
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I don't know, I guess it's just easier for me, other people probably like metric more.
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It's because you've always known it, so you are comfortable. It is the same way fervent Christians believe their religion is superior and correct, even though they had no choice and were indoctrinated from birth. Sometimes you have to look at things objectively and consciously acknowledge your own bias.
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How is that any different than education? The average child has no control over where he goes to school or who teaches him. Those people shape the way that person views the world. By your reasoning belief in science/mathematics is also indoctrination. Or more on point, belief in the superiority of the metric system. In the second case there is no evidence to support that metric is "better", simply more popular. It seems you are holding others to a standard you don't hold yourself to.
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No I will not say metric is better than Imperial, they do the same thing but metric is easier to work with.

Religious indoctrination tells you what it is and you have to accept, science teaches you and gives you the tools to investigate for yourself and analyse the evidence. (same with mathematics, you can test it yourself) If your school did not do that, then yes they failed you.
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:)
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The byte system is not metric. A mega byte is 1024 kilobytes, which are each 1024 bytes, which are each 8 bits.
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Kilo- prefix, metric, mega- prefix, metric.
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While a megabyte is technically 1,000,000 bytes, megabytes are often used synonymously with mebibytes, which contain 1,048,576 bytes (220 or 1,024 x 1,024 bytes).
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Oh yeah, lol the usa is weird, and the hard drive companies won't change the actual prefix names to what they're supposed to be
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Actually, it has been redefined.
1 MB = 1000 KB
1 KB = 1000 B
So that's metric, but Mebibytes were introduced, which are
1 MiB = 1024 KiB
1 KiB = 1024 B

PS: bytes are still eight bits, but that's more of a scientific constant kinda thing than a simple unit conversion, so it's all still valid metric.
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3 ups, 1 reply
Go ahead and make your silly memes, NASA will still keep on using the metric system.
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You know NASA used imperial to get to the moon, right? Even as recently as the shuttle. You can watch some videos on youtube of launches, and they read out velocity and feet per second, talk in miles for altitude etc. I'm actually not 100% sure they even to this day are totally converted over to metric.
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2 ups, 1 reply
in feet per second*
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All freedom is measured in ft/s. 'MERICA
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2 ups
Nuff' said
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This was the exact reaction US companies and citizens had to the attempt to convert to Metric back in the 70's. Too expensive, too much hassle, no demonstrable RoI.
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3 ups, 1 reply
When your country can land on the moon, but still have a f**ked up railway system.
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"freedom" was a new and exclusive thing in the 20th century. It's 2018, most countries are as free or even more free than you. You have trump as a president, wake up.
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Are you actually stupid enough to imply we are less free under Trump when he has been reducing government regulation rather than increasing it?
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*and then he looked down and said "Howdy Partner"
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I decoded the "WOW" signal. Now it's time for me to tell you how to run the fkn country! https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2380822731935274&set=a.454367241247509.125021.100000227117182&type=3&theater
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If an intentional effort to put a very expensive satellite in orbit fails, just because Americans forgot to convert from meters, there's a problem. Is it 200 countries or the three assholes who just like the Imperial system too much. For god's sake it's the Imperial system, even the empire of the British got rid of it. Britain is better than you!
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The satellite mission or mars mission that failed due to conversion could just as easily been saved by the junior partners in the mission learning how to convert outside multiples of ten :) goes both ways
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Also, the fact that you landed on the moon doesn't say anything about the fact that your measurement system is better. (It's not)
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It says that it is not inferior. While using the imperial system we've successfully gone farther into space than any other nation or group of nations on earth and have launched the most successful missions. As spaceflight is one of the most unforgiving applications of math, if our system was inaccurate, we would never have accomplished half of what we did. Your blind disregard for something you aren't happy with despite its massive successes just shows lack of an open mind. The Brits are only better than us at not actually going into space :)
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I don't understand this meme, the person is saying America is proud for using the British Imperial system, even though the UK realised the metric system was superior and more logical....hmmmm
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0 ups, 1 reply
No, this meme says you can tell us which system is "superior" when you have equaled our accomplishments. Currently you just sound like spoiled children who resent someone that doesn't do things your way.
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it wasn't the system that got America to the moon first, it was because America was the richest country in the world and so could devote substantial resources to the project, money other countries couldn't afford. So if anything you should celebrate the preeminent nature of the US Dollar at the time.

Then again the Russians was first to put a man into space, so you argument then becomes very weak, 'it was the system'
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Nobody made the argument that it was the system. We just said you all can sod off with your acting superior over a measurement system when there is clearly nothing wrong with imperial
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