The Swatch watch company invented Internet Time where each day was divided into 1000 "beats" of 1minute 26.4 seconds.
It never caught on.
Also, this guy has some humourous answers to some commonly proposed suggestions for clock/calendar reform .
In this history of the development of fiber optic technology, City of Light, there is an instance where a European group is denied a patent because of date format mismatching. I don't remember the specifics, but I've always used dd-MMM-yyyy since then.
>The channel also refused to let him use the metric system, he said.
Good Eats was so entertaining with Alton demonstrating the science of cooking with puns thrown in. Although, my interest waned whenever ounces, cups, etc. were referenced.
>Brown’s latest cookbook, EveryDayCook: This Time It’s Personal, came out in September.
I previewed the cookbook on Amazon. Apparently the publisher wouldn’t let him use the metric system either. I’m hopeful that he’ll let loose with metric on his new show.
I live in Mexico. You'll be disappointed to learn that most of our paper products are in inches. We use US Letter in our printers.
You might have some luck searching Amazon US for "Cuaderno de páginas isométricas."
Edit: here's one https://www.amazon.com/Cuaderno-isom%C3%A9trico-p%C3%A1ginas-perspectiva-Spanish/dp/B08BWCFV75
>Top carmakers such as Ford and Hyundai have developed a pre-collision assist and pedestrian detection technology. Besides helping the driver detect blind spots, this technology also alerts the driver when he/she is not paying attention on the road. And if the driver falls asleep and does not respond to the warning, then the system applies the brakes on its own. The driver assist system has two types of sensors.
>One is millimetre-wave radar located inside the front grille, and the other is a monocular camera mounted on the upper, inside part of the windshield. Its collision mitigation braking system delivers an audio and visual warning when there is a risk of a head-on collision.
>If the driver fails to react, the car will automatically begin breaking itself to prevent or reduce the severity of a crash. This technology will debut in 2015 with Ford Mondeo in Europe. Hyundai would introduce it in the new Genesis sedan.
FCC explores millimetre-wave radio for 5G mobile
You've managed to link to the Internet's worst dictionaries. Congratulations!
Here's a REAL source: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orders_of_magnitude_(mass)
Also, if you're looking for a good dictionary, try http://www.oxforddictionaries.com or googling "define WORD" (using Google in English required)
> How would we know this? We are not a part of the secret negotiations and all we can base such an assumption on is hear say and rumour.
We can know this because of the recent leaks of the treaty:
You’ve got plenty of answers, so here are the rulers I use and love in the US
300 mm https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00448XC8G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_P8ZW85XK26ZJ566AYAR8?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
150 mm, perfect pocket size https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00LYA3OBC/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_7Y2SHJXG4YZDD28DB6VA?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
Get one for you and all your friends, they’re amazing rulers
The digital scale that he shows in his article is from Amazon and for some odd reason emphasizes ounces and not grams.
It is also ironic that they use the term weight instead of mass. They use scales to be scientifically accurate, they then need to be equally accurate with terms.
I got mine on amazon for $11.
Maybe Google could help out by having their translate app also convert between imperial and metric in live camera mode.
In other English speaking countries, the spelling meter is used for measuring devices, like speedometer, thermometer, etc and metre is used to for the SI unit of length.
Where this really sticks out is with the word micrometer versus micrometre. A micrometer (pronounced my-crom-eh-ter) is a device used to measure small lengths, a micrometre (pronounced my-crow-me-ter) is a prefixed unit of 10^-6 metre.
The spelling of kilometer forces a mispronunciation of the unit name as kil-lom-eh-ter instead of the correct pronunciation of key-low-me-ter.
A litre (pronounced lee-ter) is a unit of volume, a liter is a marking pen pronounced as lighter. Liter is often used as a an alternate spelling for lighter, when meaning no as heavy.
See the difference?
>There are other communities that are better suited to your tilting at windmills. People like you are part of the reason there has historically been so much resistance to metric in America.
Pure nonsense. The resistance started long before there was a spelling debate and has everything to do with American Exceptionalism and the arrogance that America is never wrong that follows from it.
>My goal is to speed up the transition to metric here in America.
You will have to dethrone America from its self-centered lofty heights before you can speed anything up. At least the smart ones running profitable industries have enough sense to use it behind the scenes, but don't have enough sense to tell everyone else and help promote it.
But this is part of the new capitalist American dream, where the elites separate themselves from the dregs by using metric among themselves and let the dregs continue to use FFU.
>using the approximation 1 US cup = 240 mL (more like 236.6)
It's not an approximation. 1 US cup = 8 ounces = 240 ml, where each ounce is just nickname for 30 mL.
I have the 300 mm of this and have been very happy with it.:
I have about 4 of both of these and love them! Especially the 150 mm, perfect size. They’re a very good quality and a great price for engineering-style rulers
At $6 each you can buy one for every engineer/machinist/doctor/mathematician/human/animal you love
It’s not exactly what you’re looking for but I have been very happy with this one. You might be able to start there and pivot to related items. Shinwa H101-C 300 mm Rigid"Zero... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00448XC8G
James Vincent, the author of Beyond Measure: The Hidden History of Measurement, describes how the second, the metre, and some other units were derived.
We have the 2L size in Australia, see my edit in the comment above yours.
The 1.1 litre size is 37.2 US fluid ounces, or 38.7 Imperial fl oz so it's not a holdover from pre-metric times.
It may be just an attempt to confuse their customers about the value for money. The shelf price labels include a price per litre (unit pricing) as well as the price for a bottle, but not everyone looks at these labels, the unit pricing is in smaller type, and in my local supermarket is not always correct.
Some on-line retailers include unit pricing. Amazon does, this one doesn't.
My comment was in response to the question posted by ACWM.
I wasn't referring to the EU. I was referring to the US. The EU is far from being in decline. The EU is lead by Germany and Germany is making the EU the next world power in the West. China will be in the east.
I'm in the US, so maybe my Amazon looks different than other folk's.
I'd be happy with something like this: https://www.amazon.com/TireTek-Premium-Pressure-Gauge-Integrated/dp/B00PT18QAQ except in metric.
I like that it's dead simple and only shows 1 unit.
This is the only pressure gauge I've ever found that only has kPa units on it, but it's for ball pressure, not tyres.
But I recently got myself a portable electric pump with a digital display that allows you to choose to display kPa or Bar.
> PRIOR to them going metric, the Russians had standardised on the Imperial inch.
More pedantically, they redefined the arshin as 28 English inches, introducing a non-divisible prime (7) into relations between their original measures and English ones. Per Wikipedia, nearly everything else kept historic ratios to the arshin. It looks like the vershok was taken as the "Russian inch" in that conversion image. However, the Russians did throw the fut and dyium into their "traditional" list of measures as misfits.
I notice they plowed longer furrows than the English (versta).
At the time they did that redefinition, the metric system was not yet invented (or Imperial) and only the English system of the era had any "broad reach" vs varying town to town. The Russians had their own problems with variation town to town and over time. This is a rather poor translation of something that must have originally been in Russian, but describes some of that.
As to Trump, I think the metrication argument should be non-political, but I certainly have a "deluded nightmare" that Hilary would be EVEN WORSE and the poster-woman for the establishment. We weren't given very good choices this year, and picking the lesser evil was tougher than usual. I think most voters were not real enthused about "their" candidate and were mostly voting against the other. In our system, voting for a third party is throwing your vote in the trash.
Mashable.com has published an article called 7 Items You Can't Live Without That Depend on Water using a mixture of units to describe how much water is needed to produce everyday things we use.
Of these seven items, the article catalogues the thousands of gallons needed to produce things like a cotton T-shirt or a car. It then tells us that "The global average to brew beer requires at least five barrels of water." (Following the link they give, we learn that it takes five barrels of water to make a barrel of beer.)
Finally, two items are give in litres: the amount of water needed to produce a kilowatt-hour of electricity by various means, and the amount of water needed to produce a litre of different kinds of beverage.
Surprisingly, these last two items come from American sources, the Virginia Water Resources Research Center, (at Virginia Tech) and The Economist.
Americans are using litres in information intended for the general public, and not translating it into gallons?
It looks like our message is getting heard.
Linda is taking some on-line courses to help her in promoting the metric system. This week: How to Change the World.
FWIW, those with an Android phone can obtain the app here:
It's funny that amazon wants you to buy the inch size:
>Consider this Amazon's Choice product that delivers quickly
Oxford Filler Paper, 8-1/2" x 11", 4 x 4 Graph Rule, 3-Hole Punched, Loose-Leaf Paper for 3-Ring Binders, 400 Sheets Per Pack (62360)
Good option. I checked in Amazon in Spain in it is more expensive there. Example: https://www.amazon.es/RHINO-milimetrado-gr%C3%A1ficos-formato-unidades/dp/B0079XGD7K/ref=mp_s_a_1_5?keywords=papel+milimetrado+a4&qid=1554528563&s=gateway&sr=8-5
I personally never bought on an abroad Amazon site, but there is a link for anote book with 5x5mm grid :
An article on the history of measurement, with a bit of philosophy. By Emanuele Lugli, with a few extracts from his book The Making of Measure and the Promise of Sameness.
I use this Units app. It's highly comprehensive and goes beyond just converting stuff to metric. It even converts data to mebibytes and mebibits.
>Using the transition to the metric system as both the catalyst and symbol for radical change, Coovadia places his characters in a historical context that explains their triumphs and shortcomings without offering excuses. – World Literature Today
>“On the borders there were new guerrilla armies. The rouble and the dollar had replaced the pound sterling. The kilometre and the kilogram and the litre were new ways of measuring miles and imperial pounds and fluid ounces. In Zaire, Patrice Lumumba had been murdered on the instruction of the White House.…?The measurements made by Curzon College were as outdated as yards and inches. They didn’t know what counted.”
>In Tales of the Metric System, Imraan Coovadia’s sere, direct sentences light a fire as he parses South Africa across the decades, from 1970 into the present. As Salman Rushdie used Indian independence in Midnight’s Children, Coovadia takes his homeland’s transition from imperial to metric measurements as his catalyst, holding South Africa up to the light and examining it from multiple perspectives. An elite white housewife married to a radical intellectual; a rock guitarist; the same guitarist’s granddaughter thirty years later; a teenaged boy at the mercy of mob justice?—?each story takes place over one of ten days across the decades, and each protagonist has his own stakes, her own moment in time, but each is equally caught in the eddies of change. Tales of the Metric System is clear eyed, harrowing, and formally daring.
From the review of <em>Tales of the Metric System</em> on Amazon
This title has been clogging up my search for actual news for /r/Metric since it was released in 2014. Despite the book's title it has little to do with the subject matter here.
An article about Ernst Neufert, an advocate of standardisation in building construction in Germany. His Architect's Data has been continuously in print since 1936.
The DIN 476 paper sizes were an influence on Neufert's modular construction ideas. His ideas were responsible for standardisation of components such as doors and window frames, and even bricks, all based on a 12.5 cm sized grid.
Well, not knowing which way the rounding will end up in the cut within the tolerances, I chose to calculate using the actual definition of A4, that being 1/4^2 m^2 or 0.0625 m^2. This saved me from having to multiply two numbers together to get a number riddled with decimal dust.
Every pack of reamed paper we get at work shows the metric size as 216 x 279, so I used that size. I'm sure with the tolerances, that is the true size, especially if the factory is metric internal and they work to whole millimetres.