Posted by Mike on April 14, 2009, 9:08 pm
On Tue, 14 Apr 2009 03:09:04 GMT, firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott) wrote:
But he's right. BTU's went out with the ark, even those that still
use feet and pounds in the UK no longer use BTU's.
Posted by Curbie on April 14, 2009, 11:27 pm
It is simpler to add two metric units, than it is to add two imperial
His opinion is just right, and everybody that doesn't agree with it is
Building a time-machine to re-live your life using the metric system,
is simpler than performing an easy conversion?
People use different languages, religions, or political parties also,
care to "straighten out" which of those are "Right"?
Oh man, is there no end to the absurdness.
Posted by Eeyore on April 15, 2009, 9:04 am
SI requires no 'conversion factors'. That's why it's simpler.
Posted by harry on April 16, 2009, 7:15 pm
A British Thermal Unit is the amount of heat required to raise one
pound of water through one degree Fahrenheit.
As we no longer use pounds or degrees Fahrenheit it would be foolish
to use BTU wouldn't it?
I was one of the unfortunates whose career spanned imperial and metric
units and so had to remember both AND all the conversions from one to
Posted by Curbie on April 16, 2009, 8:52 pm
I'm just confused over how people DON'T take the time to consider the
"Other Person's" reality, but WILL take the time to criticize it (as
if I created it)? You can use either the metric or imperial system to
accurately measure anything; 2 SI units + 2 SI units = 4 AND 2
imperial units + 2 Imperial units also = 4, the units changes but its
nature (addition) doesn't and is the same for both.
We? You must be talking about YOUR reality, in MY reality, and this
may surprise you, both pounds (weight) and Fahrenheit are both still
used, and yet I can still figure out if the two pounds of dried bean
are "about right" or whether to put on my jacket by looking at the
thermometer all without the metric system.
In your reality maybe so, and HERE'S MY POINT, it your decision based
on what's "Right" for YOU in YOUR reality, after all, your decision
effects ONLY you!
In MY reality, even IF I used SI units which I don't know, to
calculate heat loss or gain the results of which I wouldn't have the
life experience to intuitively understand, I'd still HAVE to convert
the results to BTUs for use with (USA) HVAC, nothing simplified there.
What confuses me no end, is MY decision based on what's "Right" for ME
in MY reality effects ONLY me, so why all the wasted time with this
For my part, I've wasted enough time "beating this dead horse" if
anybody can't deal with fact I'd used imperial units all my life so I
think in them, put me in your kill file so my posts won't bother you,
because anybody that wants to continue "beating this dead horse" I'll
consider a troll getting their jollies harassing and do the same
Yes, there is an end to the absurdness.