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Chimpzy

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Bwah? But...why?
It just...it's gonna confuse a generation of people and make the math sad.
Why? It'll show those knobs in Brussels what's what, innit? Or something like that.

While they're at it bring back the shilling too. 12 pence in 1 shilling, 20 shilling in 1 pound. Like the good old days.
 
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Agema

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Well, that sucks for anyone who likes the simplicity of multipying by 10.
My first, instinctive thought on this was "what the fuck????"

My second thought is that this is meaningless. They are proposing to scrap the legal requirement for goods to provided in metric: but this isn't necessarily going to make a lick of difference. The majority of people under 50 (if not 60) are by now more conversant with metric than imperial, so aside from maybe some vendors who almost exclusively sell to oldsters, vendors will carry on using metric. They will only do so more and more over because those familiar with imperial will die sooner. It's a bit like re-introducing tungsten filament lightbulbs: sure, the government can allow them again, but now everyone's seen how much better halogen/LED is, who would use them?

It is however, pretty typical of Brexit bullshit: a great deal of show fighting over long-dead battles to conceal the rottenness of the underlying project. Papering over the cracks in the walls, handing loyalists petty wins as the pounds drain from the economy and their pockets.

And of course, it allows the government to make boastful claims about "cutting red tape", despite the fact that masses of this red tape means sod all.
 
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Dwarvenhobble

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Yeeeeees... its not just this thread, though, is it?
No you've been getting pissy in other threads too.
Do you check for Greta Thunberg under your bed before you turn in for the night?
No.
Do you?
Seems like a weird accusation to begin with. I mean it's not her fault she's being used as a tool and hilariously protecting china very heavily.

Dude I literally have a degree in Environmental Chemistry, you really wanna take this line against me? Really?
Is this because I kept pointing out how awful Solar Roadways is? Were you just an investor in it or some true believer in them lol?
 

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Can our foreign policy, and the drone program get any worse?


Why do we have to always do knee-jerk responses? Is ISIS-K bad yes, but do we have to fire, and forget without thinking first.

Edit: The US drone attack in response to ISIS-K killed no ISIS, but 10 civilians including 7 children because of course it did.
 

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My first, instinctive thought on this was "what the fuck????"

My second thought is that this is meaningless. They are proposing to scrap the legal requirement for goods to provided in metric: but this isn't necessarily going to make a lick of difference. The majority of people under 50 (if not 60) are by now more conversant with metric than imperial, so aside from maybe some vendors who almost exclusively sell to oldsters, vendors will carry on using metric. They will only do so more and more over because those familiar with imperial will die sooner. It's a bit like re-introducing tungsten filament lightbulbs: sure, the government can allow them again, but now everyone's seen how much better halogen/LED is, who would use them?

It is however, pretty typical of Brexit bullshit: a great deal of show fighting over long-dead battles to conceal the rottenness of the underlying project. Papering over the cracks in the walls, handing loyalists petty wins as the pounds drain from the economy and their pockets.

And of course, it allows the government to make boastful claims about "cutting red tape", despite the fact that masses of this red tape means sod all.
I would dare say it would add red tape. Because Bojo has shown he doesn't understand what cutting is

Also, this seems pretty similar to Nicki Minaj. Her husband lost in court just a few hours before her swollen balls tweet, meaning it was just a distraction
 

TheMysteriousGX

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Why do we have to always do knee-jerk responses? Is ISIS-K bad yes, but do we have to fire, and forget without thinking first.

Edit: The US drone attack in response to ISIS-K killed no ISIS, but 10 civilians including 7 children because of course it did.
Look, we have to fight terrorists however we can and damn the enormous number of civilians that get caught in the crossfire. After all, if they didn't like the terrorists, they could just not be nearby at the time. Works for Israel.

Of course, that so many people flock to terrorist organizations after we full throatedly slaughter their neighbors, friends, and family just proves that they were terrorists all along and that their entire culture deserves it.


My State Representative, two minutes after bemoaning Biden's disastrous withdrawal plan leaving people vulnerable to the Taliban
 

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Look, we have to fight terrorists however we can and damn the enormous number of civilians that get caught in the crossfire. After all, if they didn't like the terrorists, they could just not be nearby at the time. Works for Israel.
Remember, we are the GOOD GUYS, and the GOOD GUYS only kill BAD GUYS. Therefore, anyone killed by bombs dropped by the GOOD GUYS are automatically BAD GUYS.
 

Dwarvenhobble

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Can our foreign policy, and the drone program get any worse?


Why do we have to always do knee-jerk responses? Is ISIS-K bad yes, but do we have to fire, and forget without thinking first.

Edit: The US drone attack in response to ISIS-K killed no ISIS, but 10 civilians including 7 children because of course it did.
"At least he's not Trump"
 

Agema

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I would dare say it would add red tape. Because Bojo has shown he doesn't understand what cutting is
Well, it is absolutely cutting red tape. If there's a mandate to show metric and the government removes it, that's a regulation gone.

However, it doesn't really save anyone significant time and effort. Like I said, I just don't see manufacturers / vendors cutting metric when so many people use it. Back twenty years ago, I get that some small scale vendors had a customer base that almost exclusively used imperial and found having to also list metric an annoying faff. But some things can change fast in a generation.

I went to school in the 80s, and they basically only taught metric even then: imperial just to know the conversion, and even then it was mostly just distance (inch, foot, yard, mile) and volume (pint and gallon). Even though imperial weights were still quite common, I remember struggling to remember what a pound was in grams throughout most of my childhood. I thought about my body weight (to my early 30s) and buying meat (to my early 20s) in imperial, but merely as isolated self-reference. By which I mean I weighed yay much in stones and pounds, and could see whether my weight had gone up and down, but how my weight related to what everything else in the world weighed (that I thought about in metric), I didn't really take in. I knew I generally ate yay much meat in a meal in ounces, but again no relation of that weight to anything else.

Of course, we still use miles for road distances and pints for some fluids (milk and beer). The rest is dead and gone and I don't miss it at all.