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Old 02-11-2009, 04:44 PM   #30 (permalink)
Piwoslaw
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Personally, I think the metric system's just as confusing as the one we have. Everything's in 10s, so you have to depend on prefixes to tell what's what, and they all sound alike: kilo-, milli-, micro- whatever.
It takes getting used to, but still easier than random names and numbers.
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Then when you do get something down, like centigrade degrees (which is at least a halfway sensible name, being that it has 100 degrees between freezing & boiling) they go change the name on you. "Celsius"? What the heck does that mean? Confusion reigns.
Celsius was the guy who inverted the centigrade scale
Celsius - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Fahrenheit was the name of the guy who did the first temperature scale, 20 years before Celsius.
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