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Old 01-04-2019, 10:18 AM   #21
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We finally got snow too. I also prefer snow with my cold. Just being cold and dark is downright depressing. As a birdwatcher, a lot of our winter birds are still up in Canada, because we didn't have a cold front and snow to push them to better feeding. Now we might have them show up.

Our house in Colorado we didn't just have to shovel the driveway, but a half block long sidewalk that ran on the south side of the house. We finally got a snowblower, but when we moved into a townhome, we gave it to my step-dad. Now we are back in a house again. The first year we paid for the service, but year two they changed how they did it and the price went way up from the contractor. Plus, you paid whether it snowed or now. So I let the man buy the big toy again. He loves it.

What a goofball.

That's a snow thrower.

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Old 01-04-2019, 10:56 AM   #22
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I love all the seasons. I skied on new years day. It was zero degrees. 40 today. Going snowmobiling tomorrow. Love it all.
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Old 01-04-2019, 11:47 AM   #23
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This is from next door in Newfoundland. We don't have that much snow.

It was 15 (60 degrees on the archaic scale) last week and two days later it was - 15 (-10). The temp swings are tough.

Off track a bit.... The metric (IMHO) is a better measurement system for weights, distance, and volume. Temperature is better expressed for the common person in F however. Most people use it to know the weather, and the range of weather most people live in is usually just below freezing up to around 100 degrees F. Thus most of the scale of 0 to 100 is used People are used to base 10 scales, it makes intuitive sense.

C on the other hand had a shorter range of what is used and thus doesn't discriminate / more finely describe the weather. Having parts of a scale that isn't used isn't that helpful.

The only change I would make would be to make the F scale 0 at water freezing and 100 at the true human normal temperature (which is what Fahrenheit tried to do when making the scale but was obviously off).
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:29 PM   #24
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Off track a bit.... The metric (IMHO) is a better measurement system for weights, distance, and volume. Temperature is better expressed for the common person in F however....
"Common person" in the US, perhaps.

Celsius makes perfect sense when it's what you're raised on.
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Old 01-04-2019, 01:47 PM   #25
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Old 01-04-2019, 07:47 PM   #26
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We should switch to Kelvin, where 0 means it can't get colder and you sweat when it hits 300.
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:28 AM   #27
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I don't have a problem with Fahrenheit so much but what is really confusing is distance and volume. In woodworking I often need to find the center point and add on each side of that. If a piece of wood is 17 15/16" the and then I have to add 3/8" on each side of that it is cumbersome and prone to errors. Even the measuring tape is tricky. Is that line a 1/16 line or a 1/32? I use metric whenever I can but our North American tools are all based on neanderthal measure. My table saw has a 10" blade with a 1/8 kerf, my router bits are 1/2" shank and the cutting ends are a'' in 8th's, chisels are all in inches too. I work around all of this and I would guess that it is evenly split. With volume however pints, quarts, gallons are maddening especially considering that we used to use the English gallons etc. I suspect that there is more confusion and errors caused by volume calculations than any other. But yeah I am fine with temperature. 70 is warm 90 is hot 32 is the freezing point. In metric 20 is warm 30 is hot and water freezes at 0.
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I don't have a problem with Fahrenheit so much but what is really confusing is distance and volume. In woodworking I often need to find the center point and add on each side of that. If a piece of wood is 17 15/16" the and then I have to add 3/8" on each side of that it is cumbersome and prone to errors. Even the measuring tape is tricky. Is that line a 1/16 line or a 1/32? I use metric whenever I can but our North American tools are all based on neanderthal measure. My table saw has a 10" blade with a 1/8 kerf, my router bits are 1/2" shank and the cutting ends are a'' in 8th's, chisels are all in inches too. I work around all of this and I would guess that it is evenly split. With volume however pints, quarts, gallons are maddening especially considering that we used to use the English gallons etc. I suspect that there is more confusion and errors caused by volume calculations than any other. But yeah I am fine with temperature. 70 is warm 90 is hot 32 is the freezing point. In metric 20 is warm 30 is hot and water freezes at 0.
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Old 01-05-2019, 08:37 AM   #29
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Old 01-05-2019, 06:50 PM   #30
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I sense agreement from 50 million or so Canadians driving down to Florida in November and back up to Canada in April.

(What's really annoying is that they all drive better than us Muricans do!)
Yep... I had to get an international driver's license in Europe back in the 70's. No country I was in would accept a U.S. driver's license. I never even bothered trying to use my U.S. driver's license around Asia and Africe in the 80's. Everybody knows Americans can't drive.
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Old 01-25-2019, 12:49 PM   #31
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You got lucky, -9 when I left this morning, 2 right now and snowing. Supposed to be -15 tonight and several days next week with -25 nights.

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Winter is coming!!

We did get a foot of rain recently but this week's been nice. Good thing too as I had to do some miles commuting to the office this week and no carpool buddy. Lane sharing was pleasant.
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Old 01-25-2019, 01:55 PM   #34
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I don't have a problem with Fahrenheit so much but what is really confusing is distance and volume.

Agree 100%. The inches, miles, acres, peck, bushels, pints and quarts are all a mess. Very confusing.

And the guys who would agree the most on how confusing it is are probably the rocket scientists who crashed the billion dollar mars orbiter into the Red Planet because they mixed up metric and standard measurements.
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Cheers from the beer garden. Rainfall and snowpack is ahead of average this year so two weeks of sun and perfect weather is being enjoyed guilt free!


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So gonna have me one or three of those next month when I'm in town. For this weekend a sixer of Scrimshaw is in the fridge.

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Munchen... The only city I've ever been in, that merited being called beautiful. Of course, most of the cities I've been in, I entered at the commercial waterfront, which is usually the dirtiest or ugliest part of the city.
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I don't have a problem with Fahrenheit until it gets below about 55 degrees. 50 degrees in the south is miserably cold and winter kiss my butt.
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