Are you a whinger ?
The cm thing is a wee bit of a side issue it was the whingin i was on aboutPosted 1 month ago
Another of mine is the height of the road bumps in my area massive they are yet other councils put wee pimples on the road or even just paint them on
My gripe is my car suspension getting beaten upsomewhatslightlydazedMember
I got slightly whingey the other day when I realised my daughter didn’t know what a gross or a score were.
My favorite unit of measurement factoid is that before about 1300, the English foot was 11/10ths the size of the modern imperial foot. Which is why there are 220 modern yards in a furlong rather than 200.Posted 1 month agoslowoldman wrote:
”Order of magnitude” does not equate to “similar size”.
In the context it does.Martinhuutch wrote:
For climbers, falling rocks follow the size order:
For round rocks maybe. I dislodged a table sized one last year (I guess it was somewhere between microwave and fridge in mass – fortunately I had time to tell my belayer to get out of the way before it went).Posted 1 month agoDrPMember
Worst thing is, when you’re just telling people something, like, I dunno, “I had porridge for breakfast”, they always go, “Stop whinging!”, when, at that point, you’re not. Lotta commas in that sentence. I wasn’t whinging, just stating!
Dez – are you and the OP on the same ‘meds’??!!
DrPPosted 1 month agothomthumbMember
Centimetres are very useful in engineering.
They flag up those who haven’t got the first clue about engineering. 😯
I thought that the accepted unit of measurement round here was “an area the size of Wales”?
welsh nateral history museum (is ace you should go) marks wales on EVERY map, including Pangea.Posted 1 month agoCountZeroMember
Christ, I wonder how some people get through the day! I’m 64 this year, I use inches, feet, yards, miles, millimetres, centimetres, metres and kilometres, depending on which is most appropriate at the time.Posted 1 month ago
Considering to get a centimetre measurement from a millimetre measurement you divide by ten, or just knock the last digit off, it beggars belief that there are people who seem to be unable to grasp a measurement system that is divisible by ten, or a hundred, or a thousand.
Oh, and a foot is about 30.5cm, an inch is 25.4mm, a yard a bit less than a metre, it’s a piece of piss to do a (very) rough conversion.kayak23Subscriber
martinhutch » For climbers, falling rocks follow the size order:
For round rocks maybe. I dislodged a table sized one last year
Occasional, coffee or dining?
It matters 🙂
Working in a college I often get teenage students coming up to me asking me to cut some mdf up or make them something giving me sizes in feet/inches.
Makes you think.Posted 1 month agomattsccmMember
Real people use cm. Mm are for engineers etc who want to look special. Bloody silly idea using thousands of titchy little things when a big one will do. Inches are dead handy actually . bigger than a cm , smaller than a foot, just right. A yard however is less so.Posted 1 month ago
Normal people know that their welly is 1 foot long and across your hand to the end of your thumb is 6 inches. Different sized body? Freak!
Drug dealers manage to utilise both metric and imperial without issue.Weed is always in ounces eighth + quarter etc + 9 bars but coke+speed is in grams but sometimes then changes back to ounces when you buy larger amounts…or so I have heard.
Who has vinyl records?
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