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Nasuady
Posted - 2008.12.16 22:39:00 - [1]
 

I was just looking at the next time its going to mirror and it says 17-23.12 what do u mean by that?

Poast Warrior
Imperial Academy
Posted - 2008.12.16 23:10:00 - [2]
 

My guess would be sometime between December 17th and the 23rd.

Europeans do day/month/year as opposed to month/day/year.

And of course just like the metric system, it actually makes more sense Very Happy

Solomon XI
Hidden Souls
Posted - 2008.12.17 08:23:00 - [3]
 

I think the whole metric system is a waste of my time. =)

Mashie Saldana
Minmatar
Veto Corp
Posted - 2008.12.17 14:17:00 - [4]
 

Originally by: Solomon XI
I think the whole metric system is a waste of my time. =)

That is true as only clever people use it. Laughing

Liu Hideharo
Posted - 2008.12.17 17:14:00 - [5]
 

yeah 80% world uses it :D

Sleepkevert
Amarr
Rionnag Alba
Triumvirate.
Posted - 2008.12.17 18:42:00 - [6]
 

Originally by: Solomon XI
I think the whole metric system is a waste of my time. =)
Guess what, so do I about the other system Razz I don't even know the name, how sad is that.

Poast Warrior
Imperial Academy
Posted - 2008.12.17 19:30:00 - [7]
 

It's called merican Very Happy

Actually it's called American, standard (which is ironic) or imperial.

Or just plain wacky.


MyOwnSling
Gallente
Macabre Votum
Morsus Mihi
Posted - 2008.12.17 21:58:00 - [8]
 

Originally by: Poast Warrior
It's called merican Very Happy

Actually it's called American, standard (which is ironic) or imperial.

Or just plain wacky.


Actually, it's called "English" as in English units, despite the fact that the English do not use that system anymore (it is a holdover from a long time ago).

Katana Seiko
Gallente
Posted - 2008.12.17 22:19:00 - [9]
 

Originally by: MyOwnSling
Originally by: Poast Warrior
It's called merican Very Happy

Actually it's called American, standard (which is ironic) or imperial.

Or just plain wacky.


Actually, it's called "English" as in English units, despite the fact that the English do not use that system anymore (it is a holdover from a long time ago).


Well, "English" is not the same as "British". But I prefer "imperial". Very Happy

Americans have many strange rituals. Thanksgiving is okay - they remember the time when the native americans helped them in need. But they tend to forget that there's a whole world outside america. I was kinda scared when I asked some 16 year old kid to show me Iraq on a map. (He searched for it in europe!)
They have a dictatorship that calls itself "democracy". Oh, and they have a president that learned the duck and cover drill in school.
So, allow them their strange units. All we get from that is fun with crashlanded probes on mars, but no bad side effects.

Schalac
Caldari
Apocalypse Reign
Posted - 2008.12.18 01:38:00 - [10]
 

Originally by: Katana Seiko


Americans have many strange rituals. Thanksgiving is okay - they remember the time when the native americans helped them in need. But they tend to forget that there's a whole world outside america. I was kinda scared when I asked some 16 year old kid to show me Iraq on a map. (He searched for it in europe!)
They have a dictatorship that calls itself "democracy". Oh, and they have a president that learned the duck and cover drill in school.
So, allow them their strange units. All we get from that is fun with crashlanded probes on mars, but no bad side effects.
And what back-water country do you live in that doesn't sport any strange traditions?

rValdez5987
Amarr
Imperial Guard.
Posted - 2008.12.18 04:20:00 - [11]
 

Originally by: Liu Hideharo
yeah 80% world uses it :D


I was born in the United States, and even still live there, and EVEN I use the metric system most of the time.

Proof I don't belong lol.

1Evildude
Gallente
Gallente Space Production
Posted - 2008.12.18 05:00:00 - [12]
 


Means the mirror will be applied somewhere between the 17th to the 23rd of December.

Kushan
Taggart Transdimensional
Virtue of Selfishness
Posted - 2008.12.18 05:02:00 - [13]
 

Edited by: Kushan on 18/12/2008 05:02:11
The metric system is superior in every way (Born, raised, and live in US)

It's really a pity that it hasn't been adopted as a national standard. It has been tried in California, as I understand, but resulted in mass confusion.

CCP Oneiromancer

Posted - 2008.12.18 10:19:00 - [14]
 

Tomorrow, or so Deployment says.

Also, metric system > *.

Katana Seiko
Gallente
Posted - 2008.12.18 11:28:00 - [15]
 

Originally by: Schalac
And what back-water country do you live in that doesn't sport any strange traditions?

Oh, right. We're outside the US. We live in caves and eat raw meat.
(Well, at least the part with raw meat is true.)

Originally by: Kushan
[...]but resulted in mass confusion.

That's because it's been thrown at the people without any preparation. Preparation is the key:

First, you print the metric numbers in half the size of the other number next to them. Like "1 Gallon (3.785 L)"
After that, you write them both in the same size ("1 Gallon / 3.785 L") for two years.
The next step is having them switch places. It says "3.785 L (1 Gallon)" for two years.
After that, the final step. The sizes are following the metric system, the imperial system is only left to help the older people. (It will say "2 L (0.528 Gallon)".)
After an other 10-15 years, the old imperial numbers will start to disappear as the younger generation will not need it anymore. The generation "BRH" (before reteirement home) will be able to adapt, and the gegneration "RH" (retirement home) will have younger people to help them (most of them will not notice the difference anyway).

CCP Cascade

Posted - 2008.12.18 11:54:00 - [16]
 

Thread locked question answered.

Captain Vampire
Caldari
Kung Fu Vampire Ninja's
Posted - 2008.12.18 13:03:00 - [17]
 

Originally by: CCP Casqade
Thread locked question answered.


Is it?

Yes.


 

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