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(Weirton Daily Times)   It's a rare Wednesday night NASCAR event at Darlington with the Toyota 500...kilometers? What in the name of Junior Johnson is this Euroweenie metric horseshiat?   (weirtondailytimes.com) divider line
    More: Murica, Richard Petty, Sprint Cup Series, NASCAR Cup Series auto race, Nationwide Series, Daytona International Speedway, S.C. NASCAR, Dale Earnhardt, Darlington Raceway Sunday  
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2020-05-20 4:11:53 PM  
Electricity is all metric.  It was utilized too late for dumbass standard units to fark it up.
 
2020-05-20 5:03:12 PM  
"This will be NASCAR's first Cup Series race tonight in 36 years."

Brilliant.
Does anyone proofread any longer?
 
2020-05-20 5:04:13 PM  
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2020-05-20 5:06:31 PM  
There is nothing wrong with the metric system.
 
2020-05-20 5:16:38 PM  
Eurocommies=backwards.

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2020-05-20 5:24:43 PM  
The US is, in fact, on the metric system. The official definition of the inch, from which we derive foot, yard and mile, is that one US inch is exactly 25.4 millimeters (redefined as such in 1933.) This caused problems with previous surveys, who had long enough measurements that the difference became significant, which is why the Survey Mile exists with the Statute Mile. The difference is less than two parts per million. Supposedly, the Survey Mile (and Foot) will be retired in 2022.

The US pound(force/weight) is also defined as 0.45359237 kilograms.

It also makes inch to mm conversions pretty easy, just inches times 25 gets you close, and if you add two mm every five inches, you're even closer (and possibly exact.) (5"x25)+2=127mm.
 
2020-05-20 5:43:01 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: The US is, in fact, on the metric system. The official definition of the inch, from which we derive foot, yard and mile, is that one US inch is exactly 25.4 millimeters (redefined as such in 1933.) This caused problems with previous surveys, who had long enough measurements that the difference became significant, which is why the Survey Mile exists with the Statute Mile. The difference is less than two parts per million. Supposedly, the Survey Mile (and Foot) will be retired in 2022.

The US pound(force/weight) is also defined as 0.45359237 kilograms.

It also makes inch to mm conversions pretty easy, just inches times 25 gets you close, and if you add two mm every five inches, you're even closer (and possibly exact.) (5"x25)+2=127mm.


But why do conversions at all?
 
2020-05-20 6:51:00 PM  
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2020-05-20 8:30:40 PM  
Maybe all that sim racing actually helped Bowyer focus
 
2020-05-20 9:17:24 PM  
Jean Girard approves

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2020-05-21 4:28:34 AM  
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