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Should the US adopt the Celsius unit of temperature?

ehBeth

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Fri 2 Feb, 2018 10:25 am
farmerman

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Fri 2 Feb, 2018 10:38 am
@ehBeth,
I gotta make that into a wall chart. HEE HEE HEEE.

ehBeth

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Fri 2 Feb, 2018 10:41 am
@farmerman,
the only one that's really really wrong is bbq's

my ex bbq's til it's -30C
TomTomBinks

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Fri 2 Feb, 2018 05:55 pm
@ehBeth,
At what temperature do you think the Buffalo Sabres might win the Cup?
ehBeth

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Fri 2 Feb, 2018 06:07 pm
@TomTomBinks,
2 degrees before the Leafs
TomTomBinks

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Fri 2 Feb, 2018 06:09 pm
@ehBeth,
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tsarstepan

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Fri 2 Nov, 2018 08:47 am
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coluber2001

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Fri 2 Nov, 2018 02:01 pm
@BillW,
I sort of wish I were bilingual in Fahrenheit and centigrade. It's such a pain when I read the temperature in Centigrade and then have to multiply the temperature by 9/5 and add 32. I don't always have a calculator at hand. At least with measurements of length in centimeters I can quickly multiply by 5/2 to get an approximation in inches, but converting Celsius to Fahrenheit is a pain.
chai2

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Fri 2 Nov, 2018 05:52 pm
@coluber2001,
9/5 is 1.8, so call it 2. when you get the result, subtract maybe 3 degrees if it's cold, or 6 degress if it's hot.

Unless of course you need it to be exact for some reason.
farmerman

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Fri 2 Nov, 2018 09:37 pm
@chai2,
its easier if it becomes a second language rather than converting. In science we use the cgs system mostly, in geology we usecgs, English, AND mining measure. (chains n radians rather than feet and degrees). We also use Kelvin a lot but that I need to convert cause its for really hot earth core recipes of iron silica melts.
I go back and foprth in cgs an English as if when you can think in nother language.

If youre not in chem /physics/geophysics/ or ecology/microbio You have no need to take up a temperature language or dealing back and forth in mass v weight ,or mg/L v ppm or degrees v % of a circle in radians
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Jewels Vern

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Mon 14 Jan, 2019 10:29 am
@tsarstepan,
There is only one reason that applies: 326 million people are already in the habit of degrees F. There is no particular reason to inconvenience that many people with such a change. The same goes for meters vs miles, and so on.
Olivier5

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Mon 14 Jan, 2019 10:42 am
@Jewels Vern,
I think there's no particular advantage of Celsius over F, but in distance units, meters are far better than miles in that they're easier to compute, so there would be value in the US going metric: it would simplify them Americans' life.
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