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znomit wrote:
Thats because you weren't using a Malossi band.
Those kevlar bands don't last on warm days. Now, if they just exploded into confetti instead of snapping, they might be worth it.
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Those kevlar bands don't last on warm days. Now, if they just exploded into confetti instead of snapping, they might be worth it.
Yeah, aramid fiber is much better.
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Yeah, aramid fiber is much better.
Stings the wallet a lot less when you're paying for generics.
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I'll confess - the tittle of this topic picked my curiosity. A long time ago.

So I started reading...continued about two pages...and drifted off.
I ain't much of a philosopher and do know this

Then happened to notice the thread again. This time I cheated and jumped right to the last page - where the discussion had somehow happily drifted to Kevlar vs. other materials.

I just love MV, this made my day

Also, I quite like the fact in Celsius scale, that 0 hoovers somewhere around the freezing point. This is of major interest for us living in the upper parts of Northern Hemisphere. It tells how slippery there is outside (studs to shoes or not), how heavy the snow will be to shovel (lighter clothes or not), is it moist or dry (opening or closing various storage ventilations) etc. We live around the freezing point, it is nice to have a specific nod for it in the temperature scale. Makes us feel special Razz emoticon
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Also, I quite like the fact in Celsius scale, that 0 hoovers somewhere around the freezing point. This is of major interest for us living in the upper parts of Northern Hemisphere. It tells how slippery there is outside (studs to shoes or not), how heavy the snow will be to shovel (lighter clothes or not), is it moist or dry (opening or closing various storage ventilations) etc. We live around the freezing point, it is nice to have a specific nod for it in the temperature scale. Makes us feel special Razz emoticon
The flip side of this convenience -- and I concede that it is a minor convenience -- is that the opposite end of the scale is set at a temperate that is inhospitable to human life. In other words, most of the 0-100 degree scale (which somehow makes it metric?) isn't useable for the very thing that most people will need it for.
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I didn't look through all 16 pages, but this was a great video about why gal/100 miles is the metric of choice.

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I have just gone down two different rabbit holes trying to compose a response to this thread. Both times I ended up clicking the "Just Walk Away" button.

One of the articles I read about the various benefits/detriments of °F vs °C, and by extension the general superiority of metric vs imperial, was that converting measurements between units within a system is easier in metric than imperial. The author kept using the example of "converting kilometers to meters is much easier than converting miles to inches."

That argument is stupid.

The comparison isn't valid. I can see needing/wanting to convert km to meters. But I can see no purpose to convert miles to inches. Miles to feet, sure. I know it's just as easy to convert km to cm, if one so desired to do so, but I can't think of any practical purpose behind doing so. The same with miles to inches: there's no practical purpose to do it, so why worry about how complicated it would be to do so?

km:miles::meters:feet::cm:inches
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I didn't look through all 16 pages, but this was a great video about why gal/100 miles is the metric of choice.
I see what you did there. ROFL emoticon
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The comparison isn't valid. I can see needing/wanting to convert km to meters. But I can see no purpose to convert miles to inches. Miles to feet, sure. I know it's just as easy to convert km to cm, if one so desired to do so, but I can't think of any practical purpose behind doing so. The same with miles to inches: there's no practical purpose to do it, so why worry about how complicated it would be to do so?
The conversion between metric units is a genuine benefit, though the examples given aren't maybe the most relevant. I'm still a proponent of metric.

My central premise here, though, is that Celsius is not metric in anything except name. It doesn't have any of the classic benefits of metric units -- there's no need for kilocelsius or millicelsius, for instance. Which leaves it with the dubious claim that an arbitrary (and mostly useless) part of the range being pinned to the freezing and boiling point of water somehow makes it metric.

An argument which I wholly reject.

(And no, I don't think Fahrenheit is better, for all the people who haven't bothered to read this thread).
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The conversion between metric units is a genuine benefit, though the examples given aren't maybe the most relevant. I'm still a proponent of metric.

My central premise here, though, is that Celsius is not metric in anything except name. It doesn't have any of the classic benefits of metric units -- there's no need for kilocelsius or millicelsius, for instance. Which leaves it with the dubious claim that an arbitrary (and mostly useless) part of the range being pinned to the freezing and boiling point of water somehow makes it metric.

An argument which I wholly reject.

(And no, I don't think Fahrenheit is better, for all the people who haven't bothered to read this thread).
I think we can all just take a deep breath, put our differences aside and agree on one point.

-40º.
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I think we can all just take a deep breath, put our differences aside and agree on one point.

-40º.
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Whoah boy.... What The? emoticon
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It's not just the US that does the "X football fields in size" comparison.
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Good grief! That's like 2.99 mobile homes! I mean, if you are using the 12x60 standard mobile home unit.
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