1. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    In other news everything at our property is fine. We have no damage from the storms that went through. Some people weren't so lucky and you've probably heard about the floods further south in France. I assume you did... I keep forgetting that USA news is rather insular sometimes.
    08-10-2018 02:07 PM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    It's been a bit cool (low 20s) the last couple of days and it's made me a bit lethargic. Need to get over that. Got way too much to do.

    That may be the problem of course. 🤣
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    08-10-2018 02:09 PM
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    OK for those not used to imperial measurements?

    I always get sad when I see imperial measurements used. Makes me wonder how we can't even agree on a measurement system how can we agree on anything else? Don't get me started on electrical systems world wide, that's even more depressing...

    I expect the UK will completely convert back to imperial after they leave the EU. Was their system to begin with anyway... Hence the name. Their current system is a mess between the two which makes no sense at all. Even worse it's got even older measurements for weight.

    Sigh...
    You should've been in the US back in the 70s when they tried to ram the metric system down our throats. That was fun.
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    08-10-2018 04:21 PM
  4. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    You should've been in the US back in the 70s when they tried to ram the metric system down our throats. That was fun.
    Well, for at least one section of the US industry metric stuck - drug trafficking/narcotics.

    When was the last time you heard anyone talk about a pound of cocaine when discussing narcotics?

    You may interchange for marijuana, but every other narcotic is described in metric.
    08-10-2018 04:51 PM
  5. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Well, for at least one section of the US industry metric stuck - drug trafficking/narcotics.

    When was the last time you heard anyone talk about a pound of cocaine when discussing narcotics?

    You may interchange for marijuana, but every other narcotic is described in metric.
    Maybe because that's true of drugs in general, including the legal ones. I think the last time dosage of aspirin was described in anything other than metric (mg) was when the units were "grains".
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    08-10-2018 05:03 PM
  6. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Well, for at least one section of the US industry metric stuck - drug trafficking/narcotics.

    When was the last time you heard anyone talk about a pound of cocaine when discussing narcotics?

    You may interchange for marijuana, but every other narcotic is described in metric.
    I thought grass was measured in monetary units like quarters, dimes & nickels.
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    08-10-2018 05:12 PM
  7. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Maybe because that's true of drugs in general, including the legal ones. I think the last time dosage of aspirin was described in anything other than metric (mg) was when the units were "grains".
    Still, the metric system took hold. That's ultimately the point there.

    Americans can be a very funny lot indeed.
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    08-10-2018 05:22 PM
  8. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I thought grass was measured in monetary units like quarters, dimes & nickels.
    We're talking about how stuff is measured though.
    08-10-2018 05:23 PM
  9. fatclue_98's Avatar
    We're talking about how stuff is measured though.
    So was I.
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    08-10-2018 05:24 PM
  10. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So was I.
    Grass is always weird though, as historically they didn't use the metric to describe the amount being purchased as with other narcotics. It ties back into the other point where grass is one of the few that they interchange the metric and imperial so much. So a dime is a certain weight that here would be described in oz/other places in grams.

    It sounded cleaner and easier to disguise when asking for a $ mount of grass than to use weights as a dead giveaway, I'd suspect...
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    08-10-2018 05:49 PM
  11. libra89's Avatar
    Saw this and thought of some of you here about the upcoming Palm phone:

    https://www.androidcentral.com/facepalm
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    08-10-2018 07:32 PM
  12. libra89's Avatar
    So did you get to try the restaurant that Fatclue recommended, after all? I'm probably asking too early but we are all curious to know.

    Or maybe just me...
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    08-10-2018 11:47 PM
  13. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    You should've been in the US back in the 70s when they tried to ram the metric system down our throats. That was fun.
    That's a bit harsh sounding.

    I was in school in the 70s when the metric system was being adopted by Canada. It wasn't rammed down our throats, it's called learning. Even today most shops still have both measuring systems.

    However, in a lot of places that used to be traditionally imperial, namely the trades, even they are now metric.

    The only reason the imperial system is sticking around is because of the older generation and being next to the USA.

    I believe most if not all sciences in the US have adopted the metric system as well.

    Not sure about industrial/material design but I'd hate to do that in imperial.

    The imperial system makes little sense and is cumbersome to use. Has been for a very long time. However most people don't think about it because that's what they're used to.

    The metric system is based on real world measurements on a base 10 number system. It simply makes sense and is logical. But of course the US has never been one to adopt things because they make sense.

    Like health care for all, as an example....
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    08-11-2018 03:59 AM
  14. worldspy99's Avatar
    So did you get to try the restaurant that Fatclue recommended, after all? I'm probably asking too early but we are all curious to know.

    Or maybe just me...
    I most definitely visited Last Carreta in Miami airport.
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    08-11-2018 10:15 AM
  15. libra89's Avatar
    I most definitely visited Last Carreta in Miami airport.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/201...9eb27355c5.jpg
    Yay! All of that looks good.
    08-11-2018 10:31 AM
  16. fatclue_98's Avatar
    That's a bit harsh sounding.

    I was in school in the 70s when the metric system was being adopted by Canada. It wasn't rammed down our throats, it's called learning. Even today most shops still have both measuring systems.

    However, in a lot of places that used to be traditionally imperial, namely the trades, even they are now metric.

    The only reason the imperial system is sticking around is because of the older generation and being next to the USA.

    I believe most if not all sciences in the US have adopted the metric system as well.

    Not sure about industrial/material design but I'd hate to do that in imperial.

    The imperial system makes little sense and is cumbersome to use. Has been for a very long time. However most people don't think about it because that's what they're used to.

    The metric system is based on real world measurements on a base 10 number system. It simply makes sense and is logical. But of course the US has never been one to adopt things because they make sense.

    Like health care for all, as an example....
    It was rammed alright. What happened was that gas pumps had no capability of reading prices higher than 99-9/10 cents/gallon and gas rose over $1. The quick fix was to sell gas by the liter and that's when all hell broke loose. With rising gas came the glut of imported econoboxes which were all metric as far as nuts and bolts. Mechanics at the time (myself included) were raising a stink because we had to sell our souls to the Snap-On truck to buy a whole new set of wrenches and sockets. Moms didn't know how to buy milk, the lines at the butcher shop were infuriating and even city utilities were billing water in liters.

    It was a mess Rue, believe me. Some of us adopted the system easily and actually found it easier to work with but the older generation wasn't prepared. At all!
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    08-11-2018 10:33 AM
  17. worldspy99's Avatar
    Just downloaded Android Pie on my Pixel 2 XL. I'm okay with the gestures for now.
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    08-11-2018 12:32 PM
  18. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It was rammed alright. What happened was that gas pumps had no capability of reading prices higher than 99-9/10 cents/gallon and gas rose over $1. The quick fix was to sell gas by the liter and that's when all hell broke loose. With rising gas came the glut of imported econoboxes which were all metric as far as nuts and bolts. Mechanics at the time (myself included) were raising a stink because we had to sell our souls to the Snap-On truck to buy a whole new set of wrenches and sockets. Moms didn't know how to buy milk, the lines at the butcher shop were infuriating and even city utilities were billing water in liters.

    It was a mess Rue, believe me. Some of us adopted the system easily and actually found it easier to work with but the older generation wasn't prepared. At all!
    It's funny that milk is still sold in Imperial units, but everyone adapted to soda sold in metric units. The 2L bottle of soda is ubiquitous.
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    08-11-2018 02:34 PM
  19. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    Just downloaded Android Pie on my Pixel 2 XL. I'm okay with the gestures for now.
    Mini-review! Mini-review!
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    08-11-2018 03:14 PM
  20. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I'm curious to see what becomes this year's Pixel devices...
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    08-11-2018 07:18 PM
  21. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'm curious to see what becomes this year's Pixel devices...
    So am I.
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    08-11-2018 07:19 PM
  22. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    So am I.
    I'm more curious about the regular sized Pixel, really. If the XL ends up being 6.7" , I'd be impressed if they can get a 5.5" into the current Pixel 2's footprint.
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    08-11-2018 07:24 PM
  23. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    It was rammed alright. What happened was that gas pumps had no capability of reading prices higher than 99-9/10 cents/gallon and gas rose over $1. The quick fix was to sell gas by the liter and that's when all hell broke loose. With rising gas came the glut of imported econoboxes which were all metric as far as nuts and bolts. Mechanics at the time (myself included) were raising a stink because we had to sell our souls to the Snap-On truck to buy a whole new set of wrenches and sockets. Moms didn't know how to buy milk, the lines at the butcher shop were infuriating and even city utilities were billing water in liters.

    It was a mess Rue, believe me. Some of us adopted the system easily and actually found it easier to work with but the older generation wasn't prepared. At all!
    So the government screwed up the process. Kind of wonder if it was on purpose. Not to be conspiracy theory about it but there may have been a reason why.

    Some countries can implement things immediately. I can't remember which country it was but they changed from driving UK side to the other overnight.

    There was a lead up to it and the next day there wasn't any accidents more than usual. So it can be done.

    But this is America we're talking about. I think eventually metric will come in but due to other factors rather than government.
    08-12-2018 04:04 AM
  24. libra89's Avatar
    I finished the biggest parts of my final project! The presentation remains but I'll deal with that today since it's about learning the software.

    I have a date today, with another guy. I'm looking forward to it. It's something different and fun.
    08-12-2018 08:20 AM
  25. MSFTisMIA's Avatar
    I finished the biggest parts of my final project! The presentation remains but I'll deal with that today since it's about learning the software.

    I have a date today, with another guy. I'm looking forward to it. It's something different and fun.
    All these dates you've been on are so hard to keep track...reminds me of my college days...lol.

    Hope you're having fun and taking things at your pace.
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    08-12-2018 09:02 AM
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