----- Original Message ----- From: "Pete Rittwage" <email@example.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: <email@example.com> Sent: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 1:53 PM Subject: Re: Interesting programming description for bank selection > On Tue, April 22, 2014 1:21 pm, Gerrit Heitsch wrote: >> On 04/22/2014 08:21 AM, Marko Mäkelä wrote: >> >>> I guess that the reluctance to implement >>> certain international standards, such as the Metric system, is coming >>> from that too (American people are too used to the imperial system). >> >> That's no excuse, everyone else managed to move to metric just fine and >> if the USA was willing to do it, it would be done in one generation. >> That means it's a lack of will or lazyness. :) >> >> After all, where it counts (soda bottles :)), the move to metric (2l >> bottles) was no problem at all. >> > > We learned it in school back in the 1970's, and learned how to convert > back and forth. Most Americans can convert on the fly when needed. It's > just that not everything here is sold that way... With nothing to force it > to happen, it doesn't need to... It's not like it stops trade or anything. > We buy many things that are measured metrically, just not everything. > > Gas is in gallons, large soda in liters. Small soda's are ounces, cocaine > is in kilos.. :) > > We just accept it as some things are measured one way and some things > another. > > -Pete Rittwage There will always be people who will insist that there is only one "correct" way of doing something and denigrate anyone who chooses to do things differently (often applying epithets like "lazy", "lack of will" and worse to entire nations (races, religions, ages, genders, etc.) of people... Why does the US or any of its citizens need to 'make excuses' for retaining Imperial measurements in some areas where they make sense? They are not the only nation to do so, by the way... Reassuring to see that judgment and prejudice have survived the mid '40s; let's hear it for the One World Order - one language, one currency, etc. When was the last time that the US still using Imperial measurements for *some* categories has affected any of you folks ? (I'm not American BTW) Message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing listReceived on 2014-04-22 20:04:59
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