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good morning #wednesdaywisdom
good morning, I went to this Beach House concert a few weeks ago and it was amazing
@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 It's only good for a couple very specific things. 🤷
@ashfurrow of course not! Same for Celsius. Kelvin is The True Way to measure temperature.
@jacek oh now that’s just silly 😜
@ashfurrow millions of physicists can't be wrong! 😉
@dasyatidprime oh my god, the ultimate centrist measuring scale
@ashfurrow yes! This is a step in the right direction. Us Brits just need to get you guys to start adding the letter ‘u’ back in to words like ‘colour’. Final step is to replace ‘z’ with ‘s’, like ‘categorise’. 😁
@kev also ‘z’ is pronounced “zed”
@ashfurrow YES! So much yes! As someone who works for a large American company, I’m faced with this daily! 🤣🤣🤣
@kev the only benefit is that the alphabet song rhymes better in American English, but it’s just not worth it!
@ashfurrow I really wish it would be switched. Sadly some people think that metric is a scam.
@ashfurrow You will have to change a lot of titles and sayings. The following two came immediately to my mind.
1. See how strange it will be to replace "Fahrenheit 451" for "Celsius 232.77".
2. You will have to stop saying "six feet under" and say "one point eight meter under".
@manuelcaeiro To be fair, "Fahrenheit 451" can keeps its name because it's about a dystopia (so the use of Fahrenheit works well, artistically). To be balanced, we can keep saying things like "six feet under" because they are linguistic idioms and not _actual_ measurements.
Canada still uses lots of non-metric units for historic reasons. I made a list, even! https://github.com/ashfurrow/canadian-measurements
@ashfurrow Okay. But you won't be able to use furlongs any longuer. 🤣
P.S.: Nice info page.
@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…
@ashfurrow Je ne sais pas qu'est ce que faux.
@mdhughes aye, but F is mostly only used in conversation. Siri, my AC, my devices are all set to °C.
@ashfurrow Don't worry americans are just a little bit... metrically challenged.
@ashfurrow It’s the devils unit
Who the hell cares when salty ice water freezes anyway
@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 It's very difficult to fit in with the fediverse. You have to find your own little group of people who make posts you like, and keep posting stuff you like. Eventually, you'll have a very addicting feed that's always full. I have a problem, please help. I have responsibilities.
@ashfurrow You should not worry bout polen. Don't forget it's just nature bukkake.
@alma_de_cantaro the worst part is that this statement is literally, scientifically accurate 😭
@ashfurrow You're making my eyes itch!
@ashfurrow Flashback to Day of the Triffids anyone?
Time to divide it, maybe?
@DeathRay1977 I kinda want to see how far it can go!
@ashfurrow Oh damn, you get a reply after that?
@inkblot_sandwiches I will let you know if I do!
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