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USMA: Going the Extra Kilometer For Metrication

Chess_the_cat Re:People already are (909 comments)

Weed by the ounce is actually quite common.

about a year and a half ago
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USMA: Going the Extra Kilometer For Metrication

Chess_the_cat Re:What's the point? (909 comments)

So true. Best of both worlds. I tell people how tall I am in feet and inches, express my mass in pounds, measure my bike tires in psi and give photo sizes in inches but I have no problem buy 500mL of chocolate milk or measuring my bike rides in kms. Use whatever. It doesn't matter.

about a year and a half ago
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USMA: Going the Extra Kilometer For Metrication

Chess_the_cat Re:What's the point? (909 comments)

That's why no one would build a 4 foot 7 3/16 inch wall.

about a year and a half ago
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USMA: Going the Extra Kilometer For Metrication

Chess_the_cat Re:Boggle (909 comments)

Base 12 is actually much easier to "bring calculation...within the arithmetic of every man..." 12 has 6 factors. 10 has 4. Divide 12 into thirds and you get a nice and neat "4" instead of .33333333....

about a year and a half ago
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USMA: Going the Extra Kilometer For Metrication

Chess_the_cat Re:The US likes being different (909 comments)

Chinese engineers can't figure out imperial? Cool story bro.

about a year and a half ago
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USMA: Going the Extra Kilometer For Metrication

Chess_the_cat Re:That's nearly one hectoyear! (909 comments)

That's a failure on Lockheed's part to use NASA's measuring system of choice. In other words, Lockheed knew what the customer operated in but for some reason delivered a product using Imperial. It's not like Lockheed couldn't deliver in metric. They just didn't. So the OPs point still stands. Why should the US convert? Does it really matter at this point?

about a year and a half ago
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30 Days Is Too Long: Animated Rant About Windows 8

Chess_the_cat Re:Not again... (1110 comments)

To answer your question: "Who wants to "afford" a Mac?": Some of us actually use computers for working. Besides, I'm on a computer 12 hours a day and I'm quite entertained but I never play a "game" on it.

about a year and a half ago
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AMD Hates Laptop Stickers As Much As You Do

Chess_the_cat Put your money where your mouth is. (597 comments)

AMD hates them but not as much as Apple it seems. Article mentions that they "millions on the table" by refusing to apply Intel's stickers.

about 4 years ago
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Bill Gates Doesn't Work At Microsoft Anymore

Chess_the_cat Re:saturated market (497 comments)

Hey I love my new Microsoft Kin!

more than 4 years ago

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Question: What makes a gamer "hardcore?"

Chess_the_cat Chess_the_cat writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Chess_the_cat writes "Who amongst gamers are truly hardcore? The Dew-sipping Halo jockeys or the Gamecube-loving Cooking Mama completers? An interesting essay that attempts to reclaim the hardcore title from the FPS crowd and hand it back to its rightful owners: the gaming geeks."
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Is the 1-10 scale broken? Is 7 the new 5?

Chess_the_cat Chess_the_cat writes  |  more than 6 years ago

Chess_the_cat writes "An examination of the practice of rating video games between 1-10. Inspired by the recent firing of Gerstmann, the author examined scores rewarded by IGN and find that they don't follow a normal distribution but instead skew towards the number 7."
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