Introduction Thread

Pervy

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It would be nice if there were a measurement between full meters and centi. I was never taught one if there is.
Decimetres. 8.7 Decimeters are 0,87 meters. Even the name is rather obvious deci for tenth meter for.. a meter. Also you can say 87 Centimetres which is 87% of a metre, or you can say 870 millimetres, without having to calculate for a while how many inches are in a mile. While at it, lets get rid of Fahrenheit, Pounds and alcohol 'proof' and other such things in one swoop as well.

Please share with the class if you can think of a benefit!

Engineers just can't stand that construction workers don't use the metric system, so they've started using decimals in their Imperial measurements e.g. 9.2 feet. Nobody on the construction crew knows how to measure .2 feet or convert it on the fly, so the project ends up that tiny amount off that drives the engineer nuts XD
I don't need to, you provide an example yourself, even if you try to ridicule it. Metric system is so prevalent and efficent engineers rather risk the calculation being off than go with the inadequate and inacurate other system.

On the idea of a gradual change, think about it, you're saddling a generation or two with having to learn BOTH systems, I wouldn't want that put on me. To the point that I wouldn't bother learning the one that I didn't apply in my everyday life.
Seriously, an argument from lazyness?
Basically what you are saying here is as soon as it is in your every day life you'll learn metric, infact, only reason you aren't using metric is that no one has started forcefully implementing it yet.. so do you have any striking arguments or can we leave this topic back to introductions?
 
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Stuffie

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Let's welcome newcomers to the forums, as this thread should!
 

super_slicer

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can we leave this topic back to introductions?
We had that chance already. But you decided to ruin it.

Besides, this is what you wanted to begin with. It's not like you've been trying to start me going for the past week or anything. SO HERE WE GO KIDDOS! BE SURE TO THANK PERVY!



Decimetres. 8.7 Decimeters are 0,87 meters. Even the name is rather obvious deci for tenth meter for.. a meter. Also you can say 87 Centimetres which is 87% of a metre, or you can say 870 millimetres, without having to calculate for a while how many inches are in a mile.
Why isn't decimeter used more commonly? It makes far more sense to express height in decimeters than centimeters as 13.5dm compared to 135cm. Perhaps I'm asking the wrong person though, as you'd count the inches in a mile :confused:


I don't need to, you provide an example yourself, even if you try to ridicule it. Metric system is so prevalent and efficent engineers rather risk the calculation being off than go with the inadequate and inacurate other system.
Read better, they're not using the metric system. They're applying the rule of 10's to the imperial system. That just doesn't work given no imperial rulers have tenths marked out they have halves, quarters, eighths and sixteenths.

Also protip: the postbox has auto-spellcheck, those words with red lines under them? Not spelt properly. Though perhaps your subconscious was at work as you used the wrong adjectives.

Seriously, an argument from lazyness?
Basically what you are saying here is as soon as it is in your every day life you'll learn metric, infact, only reason you aren't using metric is that no one has started forcefully implementing it yet.. so do you have any striking arguments
Sure we'll ignore the other supporting arguments an go with laziness.

Though you've missed the mark, I wouldn't learn metric out of laziness, had it been taught at the same time as imperial.

And nobody's going to start forcing shit because as I stated in the point you decided to ignore, there's no profit in it.

It isn't as if those signs don't have to be replaced(or at least repainted) periodically ANYWAY. Trying to convert overnight would be infeasible, but no-one says you have to do it like that. Obviously there would be a(rather long, I suspect) period of adjustment during which the two systems would coexist.

Also consider the following: Every OTHER country has managed to convert to metric at one point or another during the past two centuries, so claiming that it's "not feasible" is quite silly.
There are a number of OTHER countries that still use the imperial system though, yes the majority have converted to metric.

And you're correct it's quite feasible, I really should've tackled this from a different angle from the start, there's just no benefit to the conversion. Outside of appeasing a few uptight engineers, and really just like me they like to bitch about things so they'd find something else to bitch about soon after. So spend a bunch of money and inconvenience our citizens to... what?
 

Hentaispider

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Why isn't decimeter used more commonly? It makes far more sense to express height in decimeters than centimeters as 13.5dm compared to 135cm. Perhaps I'm asking the wrong person though, as you'd count the inches in a mile :confused:
Why would you use decimals to express something when there's no need to? That's an extra character you need to type for... no reason, really. cm is just the most convenient unit for expressing a person's height since it's about the accuracy you want anyway. Mostly, though, it's just convention.

There are a number of OTHER countries that still use the imperial system though, yes the majority have converted to metric.

And you're correct it's quite feasible, I really should've tackled this from a different angle from the start, there's just no benefit to the conversion. Outside of appeasing a few uptight engineers, and really just like me they like to bitch about things so they'd find something else to bitch about soon after. So spend a bunch of money and inconvenience our citizens to... what?
No, there's exactly ONE other country that primarily uses the imperial system.

And there is a benefit. For starters, you avoid incidents like http://edition.cnn.com/TECH/space/9909/30/mars.metric.02/ And sure, it inconveniences people... in the short term. In the long run, though, using a single standardized system is more convenient for everyone.
 

arpaschad

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welcome to the new members...please don't step on the bullshit, remember to not take things too seriously, and guard your ears from an ear fucking cult lurking somewhere here...

and offer your firstborn child to the god emperor of mankind...

or just leave a glass of milk and cookies for him...
 

super_slicer

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Why would you use decimals to express something when there's no need to? That's an extra character you need to type for... no reason, really. cm is just the most convenient unit for expressing a person's height since it's about the accuracy you want anyway. Mostly, though, it's just convention.
Fair enough.


No, there's exactly ONE other country that primarily uses the imperial system.
Still makes the previous statement false.

And there is a benefit. For starters, you avoid incidents like http://edition.cnn.com/TECH/space/9909/30/mars.metric.02/ And sure, it inconveniences people... in the short term. In the long run, though, using a single standardized system is more convenient for everyone.
Wow, that one must've had a lot of dust on it. I'm surprised that CNN has kept an 18 year old article online. Anyway as I've already said, the manufacturing industry (excluding construction materials) and sciences have already switched over to metric. So again, benefits anybody?

I'll add that there was an attempt to change the construction industry and infrastructure (road signs and such) over to metric in the 70's-80's. The citizens of my country vehemently refused the change and since then it's been put on ice.

I've been poking around a bit online as a result of this discussion and I'm finding alot of non-US people that are really unhappy we still use the Imperial system. Why is that?

or just leave a glass of milk and cookies for him...
He's lactose intolerant soooo:

 
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Prob because of having to trade with the US, most of the headaches are. Imagine trying to order exactly 50 lbs of something, but your contact only knows kilograms; makes for fun times. Heck, Canada's measurements are kind of a mess being so close and tied with the US, most of us know both systems.

*checks thread title* cough cough
 
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arpaschad

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Fair enough.


He's lactose intolerant soooo:

hah...hardly...

if he was really lactose intolerant he wouldn't send us officio assasinorum agents to fetch yogurt from dead xenos bovine-like species...besides, it's good for his bones...

pray that Exterminatus doesn't fall down on your world...Heretic!



that aside, on the subject of kilograms:



and also something something about planks constant....anyone can explain?
 

Pervy

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Bored of proving slicer wrong. As for the weight increasing thing: Dirt in the air, no need to go into quantum mechanics.
 

Yoshiiki

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Who gives a shit?
Years ago we had a fucking metal rod that defined 1 meter.
Now it's "The metre is defined as the length of the path traveled by light in a vacuum in 1/299 792 458 seconds."
So what do we use do define 1 inch?
Oh right... The imperial inch is defined as 0.0254 metres. Literally no one gave a fuck and just used metric system to define imperial one. Says a lot.
If they don't want to switch, it's their deal, their problems.

Guys, lets get the fuck out of introduction thread xD
 
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Well, this is pretty long. Gonna cut some of it.

Name:Katie
Screenname / Nicknames: Katiezord, NewWestGames
Age:32
Gender:Female
Current Country of Residence:Canada

~ Real-life appearance ~

Eye Color:What is this, a stalker database?
Breasts:Fine. 36D
Glasses:Yup!
Height:I'm super tall.

~ Personality ~

Zodiac:Scorpio
My Fears:Bad sex
Common Utterances:Swearing.
Is the glass half full, or half empty:Empty
Bad Habits:Smoking

3 Things I Dislike:
1)Bad food
2)Country music
3)Slow computers

~ Favorites ~

Manga artist: Does Amano count?
Other manga of interest: Basically anything yuri.
Video game series:Shenmue
TV Show: The Wire
Anime: Samurai Champloo
Drink: Alcohol
Music Genre: Rock
Internet Meme: Here come dat boi, o shit whaddup.

Do I...

Smoke: yup
Swear: yup
Flip out and kill people: probably
Play Guitar/Air Guitar: yes/yes
Knit scarves for orphans: no
Collect plushes, stuffed animals from the thrift store, and lots and lots of figurines:no
Resemble a otaku hikikomori in several ways, including possibly being one?: no
Have furry leanings?: no

~ The Future ~

Can you see into it?: yes
Should Marty have gone back to it?: You mean from the Old West? no

Other Stuff

Reason for joining: Tiddies
Other random trivia: I make tiddy games.

Notes: Tiddies

Happy to be here! Hello!
 
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Welcome Katiezord and enjoy your stay, mind the gap! Thank you for the the info, we shall document it thoroughly and promptly forget where we put it!

Good luck with drawing, tiddies+yuri are always welcome around here, and pretty cool you play both types of guitar. ^_^
 
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Name: afhc2x17
Nickname: afhc2x17
Age: 29
Gender: Male
Country: Colombia (sadly)

~ Real-life appearance ~

Eye Color: Brown
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Length: Short
Breasts: No.
Glasses: No
Features: No beard. Slightly fat.
Height: 5' 9''

~ Ideal appearance ~

Eye color: Blue
Hair color: Brown
Hair length: Short
Ears: Normal
Breasts: No
Tail: No
Hermaphrodite with Retractable Futa part: No
Glasses: No
Features: More stronger and skinnier than I am
Height: Same as real life
Cyclops: No
Skin: Same as real life

~ Personality ~

Zodiac: Gemini
My Fears: Snakes, Heights
Common Utterances: Thinking too much.
Is the glass half full, or half empty: Half Full
Bad Habits: Eating too much and...does having h-manga count?

3 Things I Dislike:
1) People who don't respect others in and out of the computer
2) Real life rapists and murderers, there are too many on my country so I'm sick of them.
3) People who makes porn of unacceptable targets (like Ghibli)

~ Favorites ~

Manga artist: Yutaka Tanaka
Other manga of interest: Bakuon!, Hyouka, K-ON!, Zero no Tsukaima
Video game series: Touhou, mostly indies.
TV Show: The Big Bang Theory
Anime: KonoSuba, Kemono Friends, Haruhi Suzumiya, Hyouka, K-ON!
Webcomic: Sandra and Woo, Living with Hipstergirl and Gamergirl
Drink: Pepsi
Shoe: Reebok
Hat: No
Color: Blue
Music Genre: 70's-90's Hard Rock and Heavy Metal
Internet Meme: YOU SHALL NOT PASS!

Do I...

Smoke: No
Swear: Often
Flip out and kill people: NO
Play Guitar/Air Guitar: On hype occasions I do the Air Guitar
Knit scarves for orphans: No, but I would do it
Collect plushes, stuffed animals from the thrift store, and lots and lots of figurines: I have a full set of Hokago Tea Time and a GBC plush.
Resemble a otaku hikikomori in several ways, including possibly being one?: Possibly.
Have furry leanings?: No.

~ The Future ~

Can you see into it?: If I could, I would write this from a better PC.
Should Marty have gone back to it?: You mean from the Old West? Tricky question...

Other Stuff

Reason for joining: Well, was about time to contribute to this community before I get into the real work on my real life.
Other random trivia: I prefer staying here more than the real world, a side effect of living in my country.

That's all for now! And nice 2 meet you!






 
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Welcome to the forum afhc2x17, hope you enjoy your stay! Nice to meet you too, and does the name mean something specific btw?

Nice tastes also, especially the drink ^_^. Don't think having H-manga is bad habit though, unless you leave it where someone can accidentally see it! I shall now go check out those webcomics... :3
 
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Welcome to the forum afhc2x17, hope you enjoy your stay! Nice to meet you too, and does the name mean something specific btw?

Nice tastes also, especially the drink ^_^. Don't think having H-manga is bad habit though, unless you leave it where someone can accidentally see it! I shall now go check out those webcomics... :3
Thanks! The name is an anagram of the initials of my real name, I laughed at first and then the name stuck (still applying my newly learned English, so expect some grammatical errors, sorry).

Also, I forgot to add a new question: walking or running?
 
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Hooo boy... this is way more information than I ever expected to give out over the internet. Well, here goes nothing

Name: Ratman1029
Nickname: Ratman1029
Age: 23
Gender: Male
Country: US

~ Real-life appearance ~

Eye Color: Green
Hair Color: Brown
Hair Length: Short
Breasts: No.
Glasses: No
Features: No beard. I do have a slight stomach, but my metabolism is incredible.
Height: 5' 8'' (I think, haven't checked for some time)

~ Ideal appearance ~

Eye color: Still Green (I like the color)
Hair color: Brown
Hair length: Short
Ears: Normal
Breasts: No
Tail: No
Hermaphrodite with Retractable Futa part: No, but I could see the appeal
Glasses: No
Features: Ubermensch
Height:Maybe slightly taller, 6' just so I wouldn't need to include inches
Cyclops: No thank you
Skin: Same as now

~ Personality ~

Zodiac: Ares
My Fears: Spiders, falling from heights, and the outside world
Common Utterances: "Am I talking to myself again?"
Is the glass half full, or half empty: Half empty and currently cracked
Bad Habits: My diet is terrible and my sleeping pattern is shot beyond repair

3 Things I Dislike:
1) Uncomfortably cheerful people (In person)
2) Jack Thompson and anyone like him
3) Same as 2, but for porn and hentai

~ Favorites ~

Manga artist: Hidefu Kitayan
Other manga of interest: I really need to expand my reading more...
Video game series: Crusader Kings 2, Stellaris, Angels Fall First, Dawn of War 1-2 (and all the games in between), and Sunrider Academy
TV Show: Firefly
Anime: Haruhi Suzumiya, Rurouni Kenshin (because I grew up with it),
Webcomic: Darths & Droids
Drink: Coke
Shoe: No thanks, I already have a pair
Hat: Absolutely (I'm wearing it even now!)
Color: Green
Music Genre: Never got that into music, I do like several anime themes though
Internet Meme: "Drive me closer! I want to hit them with my sword!"

Do I...

Smoke: No
Swear: Absolutely
Flip out and kill people: Only in my dreams
Play Guitar/Air Guitar: Air Guitar only
Knit scarves for orphans: No, I would definitely hurt myself with the sowing kit by accident
Collect plushes, stuffed animals from the thrift store, and lots and lots of figurines: Nope, never really an option where I lived
Resemble a otaku hikikomori in several ways, including possibly being one?: I really dislike having to go outside, love being on my computer, and would absolutely shut myself off from the world if it was a viable option for me.
Have furry leanings?: I'm a solid 10% on the 1d4chan furry-not furry chart.

~ The Future ~

Can you see into it?: If I could, would you really believe me?
Should Marty have gone back to it?: The first two times? Yes. The rest? I kind of wish not.

Other Stuff

Reason for joining: Would you believe I love this site? No seriously, I do. Not to mention I've been a lurker for a long time and am finally sick of not contributing at least something.
Other random trivia: I would like to visit Australia one day.
Walking or Running: Walking, definitely walking.

Whew... that's done. Nice to meet everyone, I look forward to stimulating banter with all of you.
As for a new question, lets try "Boxers or Briefs?" cause I'm unoriginal.
 

Byzantine2014

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Welcome Ratman1029 and enjoy your stay, mind the gap! And don't worry, we'll keep your info nice and securely catalogued [insert simister laugh].

Your bad habits sound similar to a friend of mine's, and they're doing well so all good lol. Glad you love the site so much too, hope you enjoy continuing to lurk and/or post more!
Also, obviously panties are best :p
 
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Welcome Ratman1029 and enjoy your stay, mind the gap! And don't worry, we'll keep your info nice and securely catalogued [insert simister laugh].

Your bad habits sound similar to a friend of mine's, and they're doing well so all good lol. Glad you love the site so much too, hope you enjoy continuing to lurk and/or post more!
Also, obviously panties are best :p
Thanks, I like the sound of your friend already. And never fear, my love for strange hentai and hilarious board conversations shall never die!
And while I may not wear panties myself, I can certainly agree that they are the best :cool:
 

Stuffie

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Aaah, it has been a while since the last newcomer post. Welcome to the ULM forums Ratman, I hope you enjoy your stay! :)