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    Because it's just un-American! And then you have the countries that outlawed guns. Now ask yourself the same question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    It seems to make more sense and a whole lot easier. The Auto industry has done it to some extent so why not just do it. 10's are a heck of a lot easier than 64 ths! Even England seems to have gone metric from what I've seen on TV!

    Pete
    We're working on it, and will be completely metric within six years. At least that's what I was told some 40 years ago...

    GsT

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneT View Post
    We're working on it, and will be completely metric within six years. At least that's what I was told some 40 years ago...

    GsT
    Yeah, chuckle chuckle. It is a mess in the auto business, both metric and standard.

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    We became the most powerful and the most prosperous Country in the history of the planet using our system.

    We dontít give a crap about Soccer either

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    Fully agree!

    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    We became the most powerful and the most prosperous Country in the history of the planet using our system.

    We dontít give a crap about Soccer either

    I remember a quote, "There are two types of countries in the world, those that use the metric system... and the one that put a man on the moon!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jackie schmidt View Post
    we became the most powerful and the most prosperous country in the history of the planet using our system.

    We dontít give a crap about soccer either
    Now that's funny right there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneT View Post
    We're working on it, and will be completely metric within six years. At least that's what I was told some 40 years ago...

    GsT
    The Metric act of 1866

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneT View Post
    We're working on it, and will be completely metric within six years. At least that's what I was told some 40 years ago...

    GsT
    6 years? Do you know what president first proposed that we go to the metric system? It was Thomas Jefferson.

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    I'm 100% with alla' you'se supporting US, The United States Of America DOING WHAT WE DO..... Who givesacrap what Europe does, and especially dysfunctional England.........they've gone from "The Sun Never Goes Down On The British Empire"




    to, "the sun never fully rises in the land of tears"


    Go Boris .......... get'cher country back man!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hayscott View Post
    I remember a quote, "There are two types of countries in the world, those that use the metric system... and the one that put a man on the moon!"
    That's pretty funny as the entire guidance and control systems for Apollo were metric. All of the guidance software for the AGC were programmed using metric figures (because the math was simpler and meant smaller programs). The software engineers then had to apply conversion factors on the output so the pilots had US figures..
    These days of course the international standards for measurement are all in metric SI units which means that all US measurement systems are referenced from metric SI units.

    Being Australian i was trained entirely in the metric system.. But honestly it's not difficult to understand and use the US system, so one assumes that good US tradesmen would have no problems going the other way.

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    it is my belief that the brain is just like the body in that "ya USE it, or LOSE it"

    Making stuff "easy" has never been the recipe for success...... in anything IMO

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    Quote Originally Posted by alinwa View Post
    it is my belief that the brain is just like the body in that "ya USE it, or LOSE it"

    Making stuff "easy" has never been the recipe for success...... in anything IMO
    When something is 'idiot proof' a better idiot is going to emerge.

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    It seems to me

    that we are making things a lot more difficult than they have to be by not recognizing a good thing when we see it. Foolish to stay entrenched in the 64 ths system regardless of the Moon.

    Pete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pete Wass View Post
    that we are making things a lot more difficult than they have to be by not recognizing a good thing when we see it. Foolish to stay entrenched in the 64 ths system regardless of the Moon.

    Pete
    Drawings and machine tools have been in decimal inches for a very long time for precision work.

    Think micro-inches for super precise things.
    One millionth of an inch, 1E-6 inch.


    Not to be confused with a micron.
    That is a millionth of a meter.
    A far larger length.

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