@ayjay Agree. I get why metric works well for most cases but temperature (for humans who wish to know the weather) makes so much more sense in Fahrenheit. Indeed, if Fahrenheit didn't exist, I bet someone would come up with a scale for the weather that would go from 0 (very cold) to 100 (very hot). -10 to 40 for a human-centered temperature scale is insane unless you are in a chem lab.
@ayjay @dancohen @DrOct @eli The chart is amusing but, as someone who’s used to the climate in Ireland and Britain, I find 0° C a more reasonable starting point than 0° F. So, I’d like to suggest a compromise: use the Celsius scale up to 20°, then switch to Fahrenheit from about 68° upwards. Best of both worlds 😎
@ayjay @dancohen It all just depends on what you grew up with, I'd say. Whenever I see Americans writing online, 'Fahrenheit makes more sense in a human context', I feel exactly the same way about Celsius. If someone says, 'It's 25 degrees Celsius', I know what that feels like. As an Australian, Fahrenheit has always looked kind of arbitrary and nonsensical. 😀
@martinfeld I am English and old enough to remember the halcyon days of F and Lbs and Ft. The younger generation speak in the tongues of C and Kg and M ... people of my age and who stayed in the UK seem to have made the transition ... I live in America so my old ways are reaffirmed - every day.
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