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#383 - zhater (09/01/2014) [-]
HURR HURR FUCK AMURICA HURR
LOOK AT MY FREE HEALTHCARE THAT I HAVE TO WAIT IN A 29 WEEK LINE FOR


SO MUCH BETTUR

yeah, why don't you go fucking deal with ISIS or something with that pathetic military of yours?
#284 - coledu (09/01/2014) [-]
User avatar #378 - tanabata (09/01/2014) [-]
Found the amerifat.
#397 - coledu (09/01/2014) [-]
#330 - camzore (09/01/2014) [-]
User avatar #255 - tantcancer (09/01/2014) [-]
I'm sorry, I'm retarded so can you explain the month, day, and year pyramid at the bottom?
User avatar #305 - shorea (09/01/2014) [-]
In America 01/09/2014 would mean January 9th, while in the rest of the world (pretty much) it's September 1st.
User avatar #426 - tantcancer (09/01/2014) [-]
thanks!
#299 - mr skeltal (09/01/2014) [-]
Days are shorter than months are shorter than years
Months are longer than days are shorter than years
User avatar #198 - revolutionson (09/01/2014) [-]
also, Kelvin is even better than celsius
more rekt
User avatar #175 - demigodofmadness (09/01/2014) [-]
American English basically attempts to make things roll off the tongue the easiest, "The 23rd of March" takes slightly longer than "March 23rd" so we changed it.

For many places 0 is very cold and 100 is very hot, whereas with Celsius you stay at the beginning half I believe? Not sure for the most part. I'd much rather use Celsius in a lab than in everyday use.

SI units instead of metric is simply because we don't want to change, originally a long time ago someone made inch and foot the standard units and then miles and yards just arbitrarily and we stuck with it.
User avatar #278 - spacefield (09/01/2014) [-]
yay for writing in military style
20140323
is the 23rd day in March in the year 2014
User avatar #268 - scant (09/01/2014) [-]
I say "23rd March" in speech, but I still write D/M/Y.
Dunno why you guys felt you had to change the written format to follow the spoken word format. In speech most people say the month by name not by number so there's no need to clarify.
User avatar #184 - lamarisagoodname (09/01/2014) [-]
^ what he said

the day / month / year format is official where I live but it's far easier to simply say march 23rd instead.

I disagree that it should be used as an official format seeing as the amount of administrative confusion that it brings isn't worth the convenience but that's just my opinion
User avatar #166 - meganinja (09/01/2014) [-]
It's not arbitrary, it's just not centered around having easy conversions. Not saying it's better than Metric, but calling it Arbitrary and retarded to exaggerate the differences is only hurting your own cause by making you look like a pompous ass.

And the date system is easier because that's how you say it. I.E. you would say it's March 17, 2017, and then would write the date the same way.
User avatar #345 - Daeiros (09/01/2014) [-]
ar·bi·trar·y
adjective
based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system.

On Fahrenheit's original scale the lower defining point was the lowest temperature to which he could reproducibly cool brine (defining 0 degrees)

The precise origin of the yard is not definitely known. Some believe it derived from the length of a stride or pace. One postulate was that the yard was derived from the girth of a person's waist, while another claim held that the measure was invented by Henry I of England as being the distance between the tip of his nose and the end of his thumb.

As for the numbers themselves, base 12 and base 16 do each have their own merits, but what possible logical reason could you have to do your maths in base 10, your weight in base 16, and your length in base 12? Nothing fits together and the only reason not to make it fit is "well that's just the way it's always been"

And people who write the date dd/mm/yy instead of mm/dd/yy do not say March 17th, they say the 17th of March.
User avatar #342 - tomtomat (09/01/2014) [-]
At least in Sweden, we say the date first. 1st of September, 2014. In Swedish, putting the month before the date sounds really retarded. Differences in language.
User avatar #151 - deathchain (09/01/2014) [-]
YYYY/MM/DD archival masterrace.
#131 - drewbridge (09/01/2014) [-]
#315 - franta (09/01/2014) [-]
They did it thanks to German know how. Google name Wernher von Braun. First american ballistic rocket were old V2 rocket with USA flag on it. Apollo also had rocket designed mostly by german scientists.
#142 - betars (09/01/2014) [-]
Statistics thread?
Statistics thread.
countries with free healthcare.
#263 - mrloki (09/01/2014) [-]
**mrloki rolled image** ehhh, you should remove Brazil from that list, while SUS (sistema unico de saude) the "free health care" - does exist ... it's known more as free deathcare ...

You go in for emergency surgery because you got run over by a truck and it they schedule your "emergency surgery" 48 hours after you've got to the hospital. You go in with a heart attack, you get out dead, because there are no doctors to treat you...

If you want to have medical assistance in Brazil, you need a plano de saude - a paid health care - those will try to rob you and won't actually offer you quality service, but you can get emergency help and some normal doctors for when you got a wild rash or something
User avatar #141 - scant (09/01/2014) [-]
Science put a man on the moon.
Guess what scales of measurement science uses
#182 - Ethshar (09/01/2014) [-]
Whatever measurements the scientists feel like,that's what.
User avatar #218 - scant (09/01/2014) [-]
Except it's metric units. Sorry.
User avatar #369 - Conquistador (09/01/2014) [-]
I think it's kelvin that's mostly used in science.
User avatar #436 - scant (09/01/2014) [-]
Scientists do not only measure temperature.
#404 - mr skeltal (09/01/2014) [-]
How hot is it to the moon

How cold is my fuel tank

please m8
User avatar #154 - revolutionson (09/01/2014) [-]
We put a man on the moon.
#221 - scant (09/01/2014) [-]
And I'll bet they used metric units the whole time.
User avatar #234 - revolutionson (09/01/2014) [-]
And?
#259 - scant (09/01/2014) [-]
And this conversation got stale super fast.
User avatar #189 - betars (09/01/2014) [-]
You didn't do jack shit.
User avatar #191 - revolutionson (09/01/2014) [-]
America.
User avatar #214 - betars (09/01/2014) [-]
By America, you include all the people? That's pretty broad. There are people in the country that doesn't even believe America landed on the moon. How would you justify the use of "we"?
User avatar #235 - revolutionson (09/01/2014) [-]
They're dumb asses.
Of course, more than 75% of Europe are religious, so you guys are just as stupid.
#405 - mr skeltal (09/01/2014) [-]
EUROPE IS NOT A SINGULAR COUNTRY YOU ABSOLUTE RETARD. What is it with Americans and thinking people refer to themselves as "European", or feel they belong to "Europe". We are a clusterfuck of independent nations, most with more history by themselves than America has as a whole.
User avatar #237 - betars (09/01/2014) [-]
How did you conclude about my nationality?
User avatar #186 - lordmoldywart (09/01/2014) [-]
**German scientists*** put a man on the moon.
User avatar #416 - drewbridge (09/01/2014) [-]
Hurrr durrr they had german hertitage so the germans did it

Americans designed it
Americans ran diagnostics and logistical support
Americans had and funded the facilities
Americans had previous experience from other missions
Americans had the program and other scientists
Americans thought of the plan
Americans had the idea
Americans bought the parts
Americans built the rockets
Americans launched the rocket

But it wasn't an American rocket, just because it was built by a German who became an American.
If I moved goto Germany, became a German citizen and helped make a tank design and they used it, it's not a fucking American tank.
#251 - oosime (09/01/2014) [-]
not entirely true. yes, wernher von braun was the engineer behind the glorious saturn v rocket, but it was american engineers working with him who actually made it work right. the big old f1 engines would blow up in every test until some american engineers fixed them. also american engineers made the command/service module. and the lunar excursion module. and the space suits. and everything that wasn't the saturn v rocket.
User avatar #308 - lordmoldywart (09/01/2014) [-]
As for the gadgets inside the capsule, the apparatus, and the astronauts themselves however, credit goes to the Americans definitely.
User avatar #307 - lordmoldywart (09/01/2014) [-]
Actually the US brought 104 rocket scientists and engineers over from Germany post world war 2, so it was mostly German scientists/engineers.
User avatar #420 - oosime (09/01/2014) [-]
yes, but that was a very small portion of the entire engineering group working for naca/nasa. the total amount of people involved in the apollo program was over 400,000. that's a lot. von braun and some of his guys were definitely the most important engineers, but they didn't make the apollo missions happen alone.
User avatar #188 - revolutionson (09/01/2014) [-]
****In America**** they did it.
User avatar #192 - lordmoldywart (09/01/2014) [-]
So, Germans, who happened to be in the USA, put a man on the moon, and the USA claims it.
User avatar #194 - revolutionson (09/01/2014) [-]
They're US citizens, making them American.
Rekt.
User avatar #203 - lordmoldywart (09/01/2014) [-]
Wernher von Braun, for example, was German. He led the entire development of the rocket that put men on the moon. He gained citizenship in the USA.

Guess what, his past isn't magically erased; He was still a German rocket scientist.
User avatar #258 - sequel (09/01/2014) [-]
Nigga you do realize US is made out of immigrants.
User avatar #309 - lordmoldywart (09/01/2014) [-]
Nigga you do realise there are people that are actually born in the US as well, right? What, did you think all US citizens some day just sail over on a boat?
User avatar #210 - revolutionson (09/01/2014) [-]
He's still American.
User avatar #216 - lordmoldywart (09/01/2014) [-]
You can get US citizenship in under a year in cases like his. US citizenship is so worthless when it is devalued as heavily as it is. It means nothing.

Besides, it's not like he moved under his free will, he and many other rocket scientists at the time were taken to the USA during the aftermath of WW2.
User avatar #233 - revolutionson (09/01/2014) [-]
still a citizen
#242 - lordmoldywart (09/01/2014) [-]
He's German, more so than he is American. Where you are born and raised takes priority.

Accept the facts, brah. Don't feed the arrogant, stuck up, American stereotype.
User avatar #243 - revolutionson (09/01/2014) [-]
If you use stereotypes in general you're an asshole.
#327 - mr skeltal (09/01/2014) [-]
no matter how much you argue your still a faggot ass basement dweller so give it up
User avatar #425 - revolutionson (09/01/2014) [-]
except i'm under 18
User avatar #306 - lordmoldywart (09/01/2014) [-]
Exactly, so don't feed the stereotype, or else all you end up doing is legitimise it that little bit more.
User avatar #140 - rplix (09/01/2014) [-]
This is pretty stupid because I would bet 100% of a rocket's design is based off the metric system.

Astronomy universally(no pun intended) uses the metric system for measurable quantities.
#144 - thesoulseeker (09/01/2014) [-]
You obviously haven't heard of this incident:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Climate_Orbiter

Although SI units are almost exclusively used in scientific circles.
User avatar #146 - rplix (09/01/2014) [-]
Never heard of that, but just shows how the imperial system can fuck things up.
#147 - thesoulseeker (09/01/2014) [-]
Nah, it just shows that even super smart scientists make idiotic mistakes due to misunderstandings. My hate towards imperial units has little to do with this one.
User avatar #115 - kokanum (09/01/2014) [-]
We're stuck with it till our economy is better. If we chance now, all of our "Socialism" is going to want us to replace every instrument of measurement in existence, causing a bigger economic problem. There are flaws, but it doesn't hurt anyone as much as if we would chance it.
User avatar #124 - blacklightsun (09/01/2014) [-]
The word you are looking fore is "change"
"Chance" means opportunity.
Just wanted to help, don't kill me
User avatar #132 - kokanum (09/01/2014) [-]
Oh yeah, sorry, I mistyped that. Thanks for that
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Proof! pls
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