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@ashfurrow Try this one:
Base 6 is the best counting base, so the superior approach would be to create a new set of units based on the same principles as the metric system, but optimised for heximal, and then to use those.
@OTheB seems like base6 is further from what humans use than base10, but to each their own I guess ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
@ashfurrow Base 6 is great. Has lots of factors, doesn't suffer from the nasty recurring decimals that dozenal does, and every prime number above 3 ends with either a 1 or a 5, which is a nice pattern.
It's also barely less dense than decimal, so you won't end up with huge long numbers.
Something to think about if you ever find yourself thinking "hmm, I really want to learn a new counting base, but I'm not sure which" :)
@ashfurrow Can't actually think of one reason nor a single instance where or why fahrenheit would be better.
@ashfurrow It's not even a good argument. You can't feel a couple degrees F but you probably can feel a couple degrees C.
@ashfurrow But see, it works: they get (slightly) more space. 2" = 5.08cm. Those funny measures fool you…
@IzzyOnDroid well this _is_ just a unit test 😉 there’s no calculation here, just picking between one of two strings from the API.
@ashfurrow So no comparison, OK. Still, I always wonder how they convert between inches, yards and miles in their heads – or summing up multiple stages of a route. There must be a trick (/me asks the search engine) – uhm? "1760 yards is a mile because there are 3 feet in a yard and 5280 is the important figure here." OK, I'm lost…
@mdhughes aye, but F is mostly only used in conversation. Siri, my AC, my devices are all set to °C.
@ashfurrow We were taught Fahrenheit at my school. Also learned rods/poles, chains and acres. Strangely enough, I have had no use for any of them since.
@ashfurrow At least we Americans have a consensus about what to call the scale, none of this Celsius vs Centigrade crap.. Besides, if you ask a librarian where to find "Celsius 233", they just call Security.
@muchtodo hey so it’s 80°F today so does that mean it’s 80% hot? What if it’s 110°, is it 110% hot? I’m just not smart enough for Fahrenheit!
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