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steross

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What about units of pressure? Pascal=Newtons per meter squared. That's real easy to comprehend.

1 Bar=approximately 1 atmosphere? Uh huh.

1 mbar=100 Pa
So your complaint is that the SI units do not equal exactly a historic unit that was randomly generated as a definition? Ok, why not complain that a meter isn't yard? It is the exact same concept.
 

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I had a Mitsubishi Eclipse many years ago and it had both analog and digital speedometer but the digital one could only display KPH. I thought, hey this will be a good way to learn mph to kph conversion but in the long run I found that I just ignored the digital read out completely.

I actually prefer how we do the date, we put it in the order as if we were reading it. So 9-14-18 reads as September 14, 2018 and makes perfect sense. If you do it the other way, 14-9-18 just looks weird and reads as 14th day of September, 2018 which also sounds weird. We do need to adopt the metric system though.
 

steross

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I actually prefer how we do the date, we put it in the order as if we were reading it. So 9-14-18 reads as September 14, 2018 and makes perfect sense. If you do it the other way, 14-9-18 just looks weird and reads as 14th day of September, 2018 which also sounds weird. We do need to adopt the metric system though.
It only sounds weird because you are not used to it. And, the reason you are saying it that way is because you are writing it that way. So, in Australia, you just say 14 September 2018 in informal talk. You would not add "th day of."
 

oks10

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It only sounds weird because you are not used to it. And, the reason you are saying it that way is because you are writing it that way. So, in Australia, you just say 14 September 2018 in informal talk. You would not add "th day of."
I've actually started trying to get in the habit of dating things DD-MM-YY at work. I communicate often with people from overseas and it's just easier for me if I train my brain to identify work dates like that. Personally I still use MM-DD-YY though.
 

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I've actually started trying to get in the habit of dating things DD-MM-YY at work. I communicate often with people from overseas and it's just easier for me if I train my brain to identify work dates like that. Personally I still use MM-DD-YY though.
great idea... start time stamping everything with GMT too
 

RxCowboy

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I had a Mitsubishi Eclipse many years ago and it had both analog and digital speedometer but the digital one could only display KPH. I thought, hey this will be a good way to learn mph to kph conversion but in the long run I found that I just ignored the digital read out completely.

I actually prefer how we do the date, we put it in the order as if we were reading it. So 9-14-18 reads as September 14, 2018 and makes perfect sense. If you do it the other way, 14-9-18 just looks weird and reads as 14th day of September, 2018 which also sounds weird. We do need to adopt the metric system though.
I name files with the date so that I can track multiple iterations of the file. My convention is year.month.day so that it looks like:

xxxxx.2018.09.14

Where xxxxx is some descriptor of the file. That actually helps them to sort correctly. Month day year, day month year, year month day... whatever, it's all a matter of what you're used to looking at.
 

oks10

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I've actually started trying to get in the habit of dating things DD-MM-YY at work. I communicate often with people from overseas and it's just easier for me if I train my brain to identify work dates like that. Personally I still use MM-DD-YY though.
great idea... start time stamping everything with GMT too
Not going that far, but if I KNOW I'm talking to someone overseas I'll put CST when mentioning a time I'm available. I'll let THEM do the conversion. Switching my date format at work isn't that THAT big of a deal...

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I name files with the date so that I can track multiple iterations of the file. My convention is year.month.day so that it looks like:

xxxxx.2018.09.14

Where xxxxx is some descriptor of the file. That actually helps them to sort correctly. Month day year, day month year, year month day... whatever, it's all a matter of what you're used to looking at.
I might try that. Seems like a good way.
 
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I name files with the date so that I can track multiple iterations of the file. My convention is year.month.day so that it looks like:

xxxxx.2018.09.14

Where xxxxx is some descriptor of the file. That actually helps them to sort correctly. Month day year, day month year, year month day... whatever, it's all a matter of what you're used to looking at.
I use the exact system you do. Very convenient being in order by date.
 

sc5mu93

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I name files with the date so that I can track multiple iterations of the file. My convention is year.month.day so that it looks like:

xxxxx.2018.09.14

Where xxxxx is some descriptor of the file. That actually helps them to sort correctly. Month day year, day month year, year month day... whatever, it's all a matter of what you're used to looking at.
racist file name convention. I totally would have expected this from you.
 

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I name files with the date so that I can track multiple iterations of the file. My convention is year.month.day so that it looks like:

xxxxx.2018.09.14

Where xxxxx is some descriptor of the file. That actually helps them to sort correctly. Month day year, day month year, year month day... whatever, it's all a matter of what you're used to looking at.
My gawd man! Your porn files are so incredible they get an extra two X's?!??!?!??! :runaway::runaway::runaway:



;):lol:
 
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So your complaint is that the SI units do not equal exactly a historic unit that was randomly generated as a definition? Ok, why not complain that a meter isn't yard? It is the exact same concept.
Historic units weren't randomly generated. They all had a rational thought behind them. That's not my so-called "complaint". When it comes to pressure, it's easy to wrap your head around pounds per square inch versus Newton per square meter. My real complaint is that the professors were pushing this crap on us over 30 years ago and we're still not using it.
 

steross

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Historic units weren't randomly generated. They all had a rational thought behind them. That's not my so-called "complaint". When it comes to pressure, it's easy to wrap your head around pounds per square inch versus Newton per square meter. My real complaint is that the professors were pushing this crap on us over 30 years ago and we're still not using it.
Not randomly generated, randomly generated as the definition. No base ten, just non-matching numbers.

It takes government or critical problems to do it, professors cannot. In medicine, the switch has happened. I guess dosing errors that cost millions can make it happen, too.
 

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Not randomly generated, randomly generated as the definition. No base ten, just non-matching numbers.

It takes government or critical problems to do it, professors cannot. In medicine, the switch has happened. I guess dosing errors that cost millions can make it happen, too.
It doesn't stop dosing errors. Decimals still get misplaced, even with electronic prescribing and provider order entry.
 

steross

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It doesn't stop dosing errors. Decimals still get misplaced, even with electronic prescribing and provider order entry.
But, I suspect it makes them less likely than having two competing sets of units. And, even if it didn't, all it takes is a lawyer saying it is the reason that little Suzy quit breathing to make the change.