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|#7 - When I was on the robotics team, we sent out a series of lette… [+] (13 new replies)||12/02/2014 on Shit my pant at Pizza Hut once||+339|
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#107 - xexion (12/02/2014) [-]
Fahrenheit gives us a scale that is relevant to daily life and is (usually) between 0 and 100 degrees.
Celsius gives us a much smaller scale that between -17.7778 and 37.7778 degrees.
Fahrenheit's wider scale makes it much easier to use without delving into fractions. Celsius is easier for chemistry
#146 - worldbestbaka (12/02/2014) [-]
Both are technically wrong, since the real unit are the Kelvin degrees, as stated by the SI (the alpha system of measurements), since starts at the absolute zero (i think I don't need to explain much). From that, the lesser wrong would be Celsius, which is the same but placing the 0 at 273 degrees.
#121 - choobe (12/02/2014) [-]
-17 C? Fucking casual. Almost every winter we reach a couple weeks with <-30 C, and longer periods with <-20 C
And that argument is bullshit. The only reason Fahrenheit is easier to use in daily life for you is because you are raised with that scale. And you rarely delve into fractions even with celcius when having casual conversation, no one really feels the difference between 9.8 C and 10 C anyway.
#142 - xexion (12/02/2014) [-]
It's currently below 0F as I speak FYI, I'm no casual, I just like to delude myself its warmer.
If I was raised on Celsius, Fahrenheit would still be easier because it was created to be relate-able. Celsius is mostly defined by the really convenient boiling and freezing points of water, only one of which is useful outside scientific endeavors.
#145 - choobe (12/02/2014) [-]
But that freezing point is really useful.
Is it under 0 C? Yes? Well, fuck. Guess the roads could be slippery.
Is it under 0 C? No? Okay, I'll leave these sodas out overnight. I live in a rural town, noone takes stuff if you leave it out.
I guess you could learn the equivalent in fahrenheit (+32 F IIRC).
But this shows, it isn't necessarily more relatable, it just is that way if you've always used it. The celcius scale is perfectly logical for me, whereas +70 F doesn't mean anything to me, other than "high 70s" is appearantly hot the weather fluctuates where I live, we usually also have <+30 C at least a couple days in the summer. , but +100 F is "just" body temperature.
Maybe I would find fahrenheit more relatable generally if I learned both at the same time, but "noone" as in "almost noone" does that.
#163 - xexion (12/02/2014) [-]
Freezing point is useful, I meant to imply that boiling was not.
In day to day use 0 and 32 are useful in F. The reason being that in reality, the lakes won't freeze over at 32. Snow can melt when the air temp is 32. For a northerner, 32 is pretty tolerable.
0F is when it actually starts getting cold. Lakes are definitely frozen or freezing at 0, 0f is when frostbite becomes a danger. And when it gets to be a NEGATIVE FUCKING TEMPERATURE, you know its going to suck.
Fahrenheit scale for Celsius users (made by a Wisconsinite):
110°+ Heat related illnesses are a serious threat
100-110° It's really fucking hot - go inside and enjoy sweet AC.
90-100° It's tolerable, but it's hot outside; if the sun isn't too bright and maybe some wind it's nice.
80-90° It's hot outside, not too hot though.
70-80° The sweet spot. Not too hot, not too cold perfect weather temperature.
60-70° It's starting to get cool outside, put a shirt on.
50-60° It's definitely cool outside. Still tolerable.
40-50° It's starting to get cold, some may through a sweatshirt on and avoid shorts.
30-40° It's cold. Probably light jacket weather.
20-30° You're going to want to start to bundle up but nothing intolerable.
0-20° It's on the very vestige of tolerable, health risks to those not adequately dressed.
-10-0° It's fucking cold, if you're out too long without gloves or w/e, you run the risk of frostbite
-10°- It's fucking freezing. Any wind on your face is going to be painful, cold related illnesses are inbound for exposed areas. Give up trying to melt your facial hair.
#164 - choobe (12/02/2014) [-]
Well, it's just numbers, and in the end, the one you've always used will make most sense. As I said, I would maybe prefer fahrenheit if I had used both since birth, but I didn't.
You can say "it's more relatable", but it isn't for us "celciusers". And I think the point is, since celcius is used more, it's fahrenheit that should go if any of them has to.
#61 - ssjkirby (12/02/2014) [-]
This is only true at atmospheric pressure.
In Denver the boiling point is 95 degrees C.
On top of Mount Everest it is about 77 degree C.
Celsius isn't really that much better than Fahrenheit.
However, as Chem Engineer, I can tell you that using Imperial system is really fucking annoying for some calculations. I wish they would stop teaching both in schools and just focus on metric.
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#42 - anonymous (11/27/2014) [-]
We actually had that recently on my campus, except it was the parking garage.
#22 - thatoneiranianguy (11/27/2014) [-]
It's because of all those damn liberals! Liberals I tell ya!
No but really, our country has pretty much pussified ourselves to all new levels. I mean, I do not agree with doing things that puts other people in danger, but if you're putting yourself at danger...well whatever happens after that is your own fault.
#55 - themongoose (11/27/2014) [-]
honestly, it's less pussification and more "the legal system is such that if they fall and die, we will get sued and they will win." They have to go to ridiculous lengths to protect themselves from the stupidity of the general populace. that's how most things are now.
#59 - themongoose (11/27/2014) [-]
One of my favorite lines in a movie is from As Good as it Gets. Jack Nicholson's character who is a writer is asked "how do you write women so well?" and he responds, "I think of a man; and I take away reason and accountability." Now, NO ONE wants to retain accountability. "I'm a thief, I fell through someone's roof when I was going to rob them and I got injured. I will sue them and win because their roof was shoddy." Retarded.
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#64 - killthebilly (11/26/2014) [-]
well, the kid was, in the eyes of the cops, in possession of a possibly dangerous weapon. The idiot removed the orange part on the gun, so it looked exactly like a real one at a distance. I understand 100% why the cops shot at the kid when he reached for the gun, after they told him to raise his hands. Although, i don't like the idea that it had to be lethal force.. a kid that age would have gone down without further resistance no matter WHERE the bullet hit him, even if it only went through his hand, arm or some other place where he could recover afterwards.
#61 - anonymous (11/26/2014) [-]
Also, I think that situation is much more concerning than the Mike Brown shooting.
#59 - anonymous (11/26/2014) [-]
If your talking about the 12yo boy wtih a fake gun. Then yes, there were demonstrations and protests, but I don't think they turned violent and were relatively small.
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