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comment by kleinbl00
kleinbl00  ·  509 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Bolt took apart a Juicero. Now I want one, goddamn it.

And when you study engineering in America, you get to do problems in dynes and slugs and lbf so that your professors can say "and this is why the entire scientific community is behind the metric system."

Inches/feet/yards/miles is one thing. it's all fun'n'games until you have to invoke dimensional analysis and suddenly the entire system of measure explodes in a pyrotechnic nightmare of single-use coefficients.




raisin  ·  507 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Studying engineering in Canada means that you will use both the imperial and the metric system pretty much arbitrarily. If during first year they at least pretended like the metric system was the one they were sticking with, as time went by I realized that we have been tricked with no hopes of escape.