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eli
eli

@ayjay seemingly colder if measured in C, though.

DrOct
DrOct

@ayjay Agreed!

dancohen
dancohen

@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
ayjay

@dancohen Thus this chart.

dancohen
dancohen

@ayjay ouch

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@ayjay a very nice new favorite chart.

artkavanagh
artkavanagh

@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 😎

martinfeld
martinfeld

@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
martinfeld

@ayjay @dancohen Also, I know that @liss has very strong feelings about Fahrenheit too, haha.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@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.

martinfeld
martinfeld

@JohnPhilpin How would you feel if the US were to make the switch?

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@martinfeld I think that’s the least of America’s problems - and mine for that matter.

martinfeld
martinfeld

@JohnPhilpin Great point!!!

kaa
kaa

@JohnPhilpin They really, really haven't. The UK still clings onto stones and pebbles and for some bizarre reason miles on the motorway. Get rid of that junk! Also I'm informed that while the Canadians claim to follow SI, they're imposters who use feet, toes and calf muscles :)

bradenslen
bradenslen

@JohnPhilpin //waves cane//

gerwitz
gerwitz

@ayjay it took a few years, but now that I've switched to thinking in C it is quite natural.