ur move non amerifags. . SPACE IN METRIC SYSTEM SPACE IN IMPERIAL SYSTEM. And now for the inevitable debate over metric and imperial measurements of the same thing where everyone takes their landmass' system a bit too personally. inb4
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#68 to #58 - ajweston ONLINE (08/27/2014) [-]
That car gets 0.0019 miles to the gallon
or 440 yards to the buttload
#74 - Tazdingo (08/27/2014) [-]
Implying scientists would ever use the inferior imperial system.
#109 to #74 - anon (08/27/2014) [-]
superior*
#77 to #74 - anon (08/27/2014) [-]
Yeah... not at all playing on the pun of the fact star wars has imperials as the antagonists.
#90 to #74 - anon (08/27/2014) [-]
WHAT DID VIOLET DECIDE?
#59 - malkotay (08/27/2014) [-]
the Mars climate Orbiter was destroyed because one idiot was using imperial to calculate flightmaneuvers while NASA was using metric system , as every scientist should
the Mars climate Orbiter was destroyed because one idiot was using imperial to calculate flightmaneuvers while NASA was using metric system , as every scientist should
#87 to #59 - dross (08/27/2014) [-]
Wasn't the Beagle or Beagle 2 also destroyed like that?

The landing was supposed to be at around 1m/s and actually happened at around 400m/s because someone was using the wrong system for de-orbit burn....
User avatar #117 to #59 - nsw (08/27/2014) [-]
Here's the bbc article on it from 1999, for anyone interested
#121 to #117 - vulwulf (08/27/2014) [-]
Thank you, that was an interesting read
User avatar #123 to #117 - nsw (08/27/2014) [-]
news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/514763.stm
its going to be a long day
#9 - grantyboy (08/26/2014) [-]
And now for the inevitable debate over metric and imperial measurements of the same thing where everyone takes their landmass' system a bit too personally.    
   
inb4 but muh metric is more prevalent. So is Spanish.    
inb4 only 'Murica has been on the moon. 12 individuals have, not a whole country.
And now for the inevitable debate over metric and imperial measurements of the same thing where everyone takes their landmass' system a bit too personally.

inb4 but muh metric is more prevalent. So is Spanish.
inb4 only 'Murica has been on the moon. 12 individuals have, not a whole country.
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#72 to #9 - olias (08/27/2014) [-]
"inb4 only 'Murica has been on the moon. 12 individuals have, not a whole country."

If I'm standing on it, it's America
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#82 to #9 - anon (08/27/2014) [-]
metric is less retarded. it's just a fact
#15 to #9 - anon (08/27/2014) [-]
This kind of mentality is the reason things like fashion exist. It's pretty retarded when you really think about it.
User avatar #73 to #9 - jokexplain (08/27/2014) [-]
americans who've been on the moon used the metric system.
#131 to #73 - anon (08/27/2014) [-]
I misread imperial, sorry!
#130 to #73 - anon (08/27/2014) [-]
their computers and scientists used metric, and they had to convert it before publishing the numbers to everyone else.
User avatar #45 to #9 - thesoulseeker (08/27/2014) [-]
The metric system is objectively better:
It's simpler and more logical.
It's also the one used in pretty much all fields of science, minor exception due to tradition.
But in the end it all comes down to personal preference and as much as I hate the imperial yes, I hate a measurement system I can't blame anyone for using it.
User avatar #63 to #45 - infotechexplain (08/27/2014) [-]
Old habits die hard.
Also known as US Congressman were **** back then. Everything was ready to be made metric and they just said no. Now we're just lazy and won't switch is back. since now it will cost a lot more than before.
#14 to #9 - xcoreyx (08/27/2014) [-]
Well as an American I can confirm that the imperial system sucks ass
User avatar #122 to #14 - imnotkickthecat (08/27/2014) [-]
Yea, **** the brits for even coming up with it.
#17 - kuroking (08/27/2014) [-]
waits for EuroFags and 'mericans to start arguing about pointless ********
User avatar #22 to #17 - newold ONLINE (08/27/2014) [-]
yes
User avatar #105 to #17 - wwkybobo (08/27/2014) [-]
Pointless barnacles
User avatar #40 - YllekNayr ONLINE (08/27/2014) [-]
I'm American.
I prefer imperial because I'm used to it, but metric makes a ton more sense.
#88 - gitanisme (08/27/2014) [-]
I can't believe people can defend the US on that matter.
#137 to #88 - MasterManiac (08/27/2014) [-]
In the UK we use the same measurements as the US for distance and weight.
In the UK we use the same measurements as the US for distance and weight.
User avatar #138 to #137 - LePedobear (08/27/2014) [-]
cept we use stones, not just pounds for body weight
User avatar #141 to #138 - MasterManiac (08/27/2014) [-]
Yeah, but 1 stone = 14 pounds. so it is the same system.
User avatar #142 to #141 - LePedobear (08/27/2014) [-]
yeah but you could say that with anything as any weight will fit into another. If I tell an american I'm 14 stone they won't have a clue what I'm on about
#172 to #142 - fuckyosixtyminutes (08/27/2014) [-]
The same disadvantages apply to stones as pounds as anyone with half a brain can see.
User avatar #170 to #88 - zerith (08/27/2014) [-]
Now I wish our system(s) were different here in 'Murica...
#183 to #88 - twentyten (08/28/2014) [-]
The Fahrenheit scale is not arbitrarily based on the temperature at which water freezes or boils. Hell, it's not even base on water at all, so it isn't arbitrary. So just because it has a different scale, doesn't make illogical to use.

What makes using liquid water as a scale any more logical?
User avatar #184 to #183 - gitanisme (08/28/2014) [-]
Yeah, it's definetely more logical to use one based on brine, then a mixture of ice and water and then the average human body temperature.
#188 to #184 - twentyten (08/29/2014) [-]
Doesn't make it less logical is my point. Why not use kelvin so people like you got nothing to bitch about. Also Fahrenheit is more precise for everyday usage.
User avatar #189 to #188 - gitanisme (08/29/2014) [-]
do you know about decimals ?

it's more logical because most of people use water in their everyday life, not a brine mixture
#190 to #189 - twentyten (08/29/2014) [-]
How often do you use temperatures above 50C or 60C in every day life? Using decimals means just another digit. Why use 3-4 digits when I can use 2-3?
User avatar #191 to #190 - gitanisme (08/29/2014) [-]
When you cook stuff.
And nobody uses 3-4 digits, even on regular thermometers there's like one.
#192 to #88 - subadanus (08/31/2014) [-]
we dont defend it
because we are ******* retarted
User avatar #91 to #88 - silverzepher (08/27/2014) [-]
other than the date and temp we do use the same system, look it up, all our measurements are metric, we just don't use the same ones as you, considering we could cover your ******* cocountry with most of our 50 states, using a smaller system of measurement would be useless.
User avatar #164 to #97 - gitanisme (08/27/2014) [-]
for people who thumbed down that comment, i'm gonna explain.

"talking about country size ?"'
User avatar #103 to #98 - gitanisme (08/27/2014) [-]
Except the inch that they use for laptops measurements (which is annoying as **** when I want to buy one), no.
User avatar #100 to #91 - silverzepher (08/27/2014) [-]
remove metric and replace with imperial.
User avatar #92 to #88 - sinconn (08/27/2014) [-]
>"It's more accurate"

Yeah, for communist faggots like you.
#94 to #92 - anon (08/27/2014) [-]
Oh look! I am an american and he does not agree with my point of view! HE IS A ******* COMMUNIST!
#99 to #94 - dramakid (08/27/2014) [-]
More like "OH HEY LETS IMPLY COMMUNISM IS EVIL WITHOUT KNOWING ANYTHING ABOUT IT"

MURRICA
#108 to #99 - anon (08/27/2014) [-]
Found the dirty pinko.
User avatar #140 to #99 - gitanisme (08/27/2014) [-]
Communism is **** though. You can still see the difference between Western and Eastern Germany.
User avatar #101 to #99 - silverzepher (08/27/2014) [-]
oi I'm a paper communist, not all mercins agree that corporatism is the correct way.
#102 to #101 - anon (08/27/2014) [-]
trash comment
#125 to #92 - anon (08/27/2014) [-]
*tips hamburger*
#152 to #88 - shigiddy (08/27/2014) [-]
Gonna hit you on Celsius.
A better unit of measure would be the Kelvin, which is an absolute scale of the amount of energy a system has. Celsius is based off of the boiling and freezing temperature of water, which isn't as good since it only accurately measures water. Of course, you can use negative Celsius to convey colder temperatures, but I feel it is better to simply use 0 Kelvin as having no energy at all, and then move up from there.
#53 - I Am Monkey (08/27/2014) [-]
Once we begin colonizing space, all of human history up until that point will have been bull 			****		.
Once we begin colonizing space, all of human history up until that point will have been bull **** .
#171 to #53 - anon (08/27/2014) [-]
Every act we have ever done; everything we have learned, shared and written down; every life that has ever existed up until the point we land on lifeless rocks and cry over how beautiful the stars are will have been " ******** ". Okay.
#136 to #135 - bulbasaurb (08/27/2014) [-]
I'm not even American, but you realise the first moon landing was a thing that happened using the imperial system right?
User avatar #145 to #136 - mysticprophecy (08/27/2014) [-]

that face is from roblox.com
#28 - fausticorn ONLINE (08/27/2014) [-]
Other Imperial.
#33 to #31 - fausticorn ONLINE (08/27/2014) [-]
I don't have many decent angry marine pictures, sadly.
#34 to #33 - warlockrichard (08/27/2014) [-]
this is my last angry marine pic as well thankfully I have a few other WH40K pics
#35 to #34 - fausticorn ONLINE (08/27/2014) [-]
I have 505 40k images.
I used to have more, but my harddrive broke.
#36 to #35 - warlockrichard (08/27/2014) [-]
by the emperor I take it you're a bit of a fan then?
#37 to #36 - fausticorn ONLINE (08/27/2014) [-]
Of course.
#38 to #37 - warlockrichard (08/27/2014) [-]
I've only played a couple of the video games myself
#39 to #38 - fausticorn ONLINE (08/27/2014) [-]
The dawn of war series is my favourite RTS series
And Space Marine was pretty great
#41 to #39 - warlockrichard (08/27/2014) [-]
I only just started playing dawn of war when it went on sale on steam a few weeks ago and I'm absolutely loving it and space marine was great although I feel with that ending it needs a sequel
#42 to #41 - fausticorn ONLINE (08/27/2014) [-]
It never will though
rip thq
#44 to #42 - warlockrichard (08/27/2014) [-]
well now I has a sad
User avatar #46 to #29 - valyn (08/27/2014) [-]
Did you just call an angry marine chaotic? ***** you what?!? HERESY
User avatar #47 to #46 - warlockrichard (08/27/2014) [-]
mofo you obviously don't know jack about the angry marines look below and ejumacate yourself
User avatar #48 to #47 - valyn (08/27/2014) [-]
mofo i do know the angry marines and i know the fight FOR DA EMPRAH AND NOT SOME CHAOS PUSSIES!!
User avatar #49 to #48 - warlockrichard (08/27/2014) [-]
mofothey is about as chaotic as you can get and still be imperial
User avatar #50 to #49 - valyn (08/27/2014) [-]
but still imperial! chaos fags have to deal with slaaneshi furries, not gonna catch an angry marine anywhere around
User avatar #52 to #50 - warlockrichard (08/27/2014) [-]
too true
User avatar #54 to #52 - valyn (08/27/2014) [-]
thumbs for all though, good to see a 40k thread around FJ
User avatar #61 to #46 - schneidend (08/27/2014) [-]
Chaotic Neutral, as in the D&D alignment, dumbass.
User avatar #65 to #61 - valyn (08/27/2014) [-]
I know that, but they still aren't chaotic anything. Fighting against chaos is literally their whole schtick
User avatar #155 to #65 - schneidend (08/27/2014) [-]
Being Chaotic doesn't mean you fight for Chaos or can't fight against it.

Chaos as a force of demonic evil in the Warhammer universe is different from D&D alignment Chaotic.

In D&D terms, Chaos would be Chaotic Evil, but that doesn't mean characters with Chaotic alignments support or don't fight against Chaotic Evil characters. Then again, I don't know much about Angry Marines. Do they ignore orders? Keep fighting when told to stop? Are they so pissed off that they just do whatever they want? If so, they're pretty much Chaotic Neutral. If not, they may not be. From what I know, though, the various factions and units in Warhammer are pretty one-dimensional, so it's possible, if not probable that every Terran character is Lawful Neutral or Lawful Evil.
#120 - bearkraves (08/27/2014) [-]
**bearkraves rolled image**
User avatar #144 to #120 - agreatusername (08/27/2014) [-]
Winrar
#71 - Tyranitar (08/27/2014) [-]
As an American who doesn't give half a **** about which measurement system people use, I only argue against the change for 2 reasons (actually read my reasons before thumbing down, please):

1. It would cost a lot to replace road signs to measure in kilometers instead of miles, and other misc. changes. Considering our economy is a flaming sack of crap as it is, we don't need this money sink.
2. Most Americans would be unhappy having to learn another measurement system and forsake the one they used their whole lives. The extreme among us would even devote more time and energy fighting the change than simply learning the new system would take.

If I had the money and job opportunities, and didn't have such huge fear of leaving my family, I'd actually like to move to Bristol in England. I consider myself patriotic, but America has been pretty gloomy these last couple decades. Also, I fear that they would hate me over there for being an Amerifag.
#69 - lotengo (08/27/2014) [-]
im not making this **** up. This is real life for Americans
User avatar #112 to #69 - nimblewalrus (08/27/2014) [-]
Yes, because your average person uses all of those daily.
User avatar #114 to #112 - lotengo (08/27/2014) [-]
In America they have to.
User avatar #115 to #114 - nimblewalrus (08/27/2014) [-]
As someone currently living in America, I can tell you I only use four of those daily. Most of those are specialized for farm work, boating, etc.
User avatar #78 to #69 - evilanakie (08/27/2014) [-]
what the actual ****
User avatar #83 to #18 - yunogasaii (08/27/2014) [-]
It is real though, because if it wasn't, we wouldn't be talking about it
User avatar #19 to #18 - rafskaterman (08/27/2014) [-]
future*
#26 to #19 - anon (08/27/2014) [-]
correction it is present at the top and a long long time ago at the bottem
User avatar #20 to #19 - halefall (08/27/2014) [-]
Only time will tell us the truth. Let's just forget about the Galileo project
#43 to #18 - spleed (08/27/2014) [-]
The theory of of an infinite universe disproves this.
User avatar #106 to #43 - anonymoose (08/27/2014) [-]
No it doesn't. Infinite universes =/= every possibility exhausted.
#159 to #106 - anon (08/27/2014) [-]
You could never prove it.
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User avatar #181 to #159 - anonymoose (08/27/2014) [-]
I can prove it, though.

Simply saying "no" is not an answer.
User avatar #182 to #181 - anonymoose (08/27/2014) [-]
Simple answer:

The natural numbers, i.e. (1,2,3,4,5 . . . infinity) Find any number in that sequence smaller than 1.

There is none; aka the fact that there is an infinite series does not implie that all possibilities are exhausted.
User avatar #193 to #43 - floofers (09/02/2014) [-]
theory ≠ fact
User avatar #194 to #193 - spleed (09/02/2014) [-]
If we're going down this route, we know so little about the universe that to say what's happening above is imaginary, is just wrong.
#113 to #43 - deckbox (08/27/2014) [-]
oppressed by beastiality glorious
User avatar #84 - evidently (08/27/2014) [-]
I don't care what system you use, I just find it strange that Americans use pounds but not stone?
can someone enlighten me here?
User avatar #118 to #84 - localbees (08/27/2014) [-]
I don't see the point of stones.
User avatar #175 to #118 - evidently (08/27/2014) [-]
because it makes the number smaller, instead of 140 pounds its just 10 stone
like you wouldn't say 120 inches, you would say 10 feet
i don't know, just seems a bit random
User avatar #180 to #175 - localbees (08/27/2014) [-]
I know it sounds hypocritical, coming from an American, but it's a lot easier to say "I weigh 146 lbs," rather than saying "I weigh 10.14 stone".
Probably because we are lazy. Too much mental math.
User avatar #185 to #180 - evidently (08/28/2014) [-]
i see your point but wouldnt you just say 10stone 4? (or whatever) like with height, 6ft 5 or just 6,5?
but yeah whatever, not a big deal either way haha
User avatar #187 to #185 - localbees (08/29/2014) [-]
I don't even know man. I had no idea how much a stone even weighed before you said it.
User avatar #85 to #84 - sabcy (08/27/2014) [-]
we parodied the english dollar.
User avatar #151 - hattheifbatman (08/27/2014) [-]
Are Imperial Measurements outdated? | Number Hub with Matt Parker | Head Squeeze here we aren't outdated
#139 - tyroneisanigger (08/27/2014) [-]
No. Most Americans don't use metric/imperial. Americans use degrees of freedom. I'll give a few examples.

"Hey Jim, the weather man said it was going to be over 100 freedoms today."

"Honey, I'm going to the store, I need to pick up a freedom of milk."

"Oh no! I don't have the freedom of milk that this recipe calls for I guess I'll have to use half and half."
User avatar #60 - manofiron (08/27/2014) [-]
Why was a fleet of Star Destroyers deployed to battle fighters?
User avatar #64 to #60 - soupkittenagain (08/27/2014) [-]
Look at the top left, and you'll find a trap.
User avatar #16 - annoyingsmartguy (08/27/2014) [-]
So... Metric = peaceful, serene; imperial = violent, destructive?
User avatar #62 to #16 - schneidend (08/27/2014) [-]
Can't conquer the galaxy without breaking a few eggs.
#66 - chism ONLINE (08/27/2014) [-]
#80 to #66 - anon (08/27/2014) [-]
Yes pretty much Germany with American Money

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Paperclip
User avatar #81 to #80 - chism ONLINE (08/27/2014) [-]
thats like crediting portugal for columbus's expedition
User avatar #70 to #66 - Silver Quantum (08/27/2014) [-]
except all the space program is converting to metric
#86 to #66 - gitanisme (08/27/2014) [-]
They used the metric system, as every scientist does. The imperial one was actually a pain in the ass because they had to convert everything for astronauts.
#173 to #86 - anon (08/27/2014) [-]
Hey said two kinds of countries. not two types of scientists
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