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#2 Edited by Positrark (316 posts) -

@insanejedi: Your base 10 counter argument is both true and completely meaningless. Yes, there is no inherent benefit to the actual metric units themselves. You could have used imperial base units in a metric style system, but this is not how people use imperial units. Road distances are given in miles, not kilofeet. The strength of the metric system comes from the fact that people actually use such a system with base units and modifiers in powers of 10. Not a series of completely different units for each quantity with seemingly random conversion factors.

Also the notion that having more divisors is better makes little sense. The whole point is that we as humans use a decimal (base 10) number system, so having conversions which are multiples of 10 makes things as simple as possible. Converting 411 feet to yards is more difficult than converting 411 centimeters to meters even though the answer to the first question is a whole number. Dividing 411 by 3 takes conscious effort. Moving the period two places to the left does not.

Also saying a jet crashed because someone screwed up the conversion from imperial to metric is a very good argument for switching to metric. If the entire world used one system of measurements, such conversions would not be necessary.

I could go on....

#3 Posted by Positrark (316 posts) -

Trondheim, Norway

#4 Posted by Positrark (316 posts) -

$88.4 million

#5 Posted by Positrark (316 posts) -

I used it fairly often, though not as much lately after I got in the same camp as Drew and bought a Sous Vide machine, which effectively has one built in. A chicken breast cooked sous vide at 60 degrees Celcius (140 Fahrenheit) is just crazy moist and juicy compared to the ususal overcooked stringy stuff many make when they just guesstimate in a hot pan. Similarly with steak and fish. In the case of chicken, even just finishing it in at low temp in the oven with a meat thermometer to around 65 degrees Celcius (149 Fahrenheit) can make a huge difference.

#6 Edited by Positrark (316 posts) -

Was afraid this was going to be an incoherent rant, but the point is a fairly legitimate one. There is certainly room for improvement in terms of making the content easy to locate. It's not a huge problem for me, but I probably would go back and (re)watch a lot more of the old videos, if they were easier to find.

#7 Edited by Positrark (316 posts) -

This is virtually impossible to answer. Truth is they're all pretty great phones like you said, so there is no "best phone". It all comes down to personal preference. It doesn't make sense for me to say, "you should buy this one", because I have no clue, compared to you, what you actually want. I'd go hunt down some good reviews, fokus on the relative strengths and drawbacks of each, and then figure out which of them fits you best. I know its a cop out answer, but I also think it happens to be the right one.

#8 Posted by Positrark (316 posts) -

No I'm not offended.

On one hand it is retared how much money they make, and no one can work "hard enough" for that kind of salary to seem fair to an ordinary worker.

One the other hand their salary is perfectly reasonable from an economic perspective. Elite fotballers are an important and high demand commodity in a business where success is linked to huge profits. Same exact thing with A-list movie stars. They're simply paid what they're worth to that industry.

#9 Posted by Positrark (316 posts) -

No I'm not offended.

On one hand it is retared how much money they make, and no one can work "hard enough" for that kind of salary to seem fair to an ordinary worker.

One the other hand their salary is perfectly reasonable from an economic perspective. Elite fotballers are an important and high demand commodity in a business where success is linked to huge profits. Same exact thing with A-list movie stars. They're simply paid what they're worth to that industry.

#10 Edited by Positrark (316 posts) -

@hollitz: Based on the list of countries with delays, I'd say translation issues are more likely. Practically all of them have some native language that is not covered by the languages in the list of countries getting the console in November.