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#1 Posted by selbie (1835 posts) -

@bollard said:

@insanejedi said:

People are still citing the base 10 advantage despite my proof that you could still apply it to the imperial system and get the exact same advantage. On top of that you have more choices of what units to use because they aren't equivalent.

But everything is base 10 it makes it all easier to convert!

This the most cited reason for using the metric system is using the base 10 formula. Kilometer is 1000 meters, a kilogram is 1000 grams ect. But everyone seems to fail to realize that you can do the same thing with the imperial system.

Take the kilopound, it's 1000 pounds, a cenipound could be 1/100 of a pound. You've just taken the base 10 advantage of the metric system and applied it to the imperial system with little to no reducation of training.

Also the reason why the conversions of imperial are always 3 feet = yard, 12 inches = 1 feet is because base 3, 4 numbers have more factors than base 10.

Numbers that can divide by base 10

  • 1, 2 ,5, 10

Numbers that can divide by base 12 (12 inches = foot)

  • 1,2,3, 4, 6, 12

Numbers that can divide by base 16 (16 Ounces = 1 Pound)

  • 1, 2, 4, 8, 12

As a result you can divide 12 by 3 or 4 without ending up with decimals or reconverting the whole unit system. This is why it has been used for centuries because it was easier to deal with in everyday life without ending up in tedious decimal places.

I think you are completely misunderstanding why people say the base 10 is better for metric. It's not because you can arbitrarily divide the units up by ten - it's because you can rely on the fact that the units are measured in tens. Like, if I am using inches, feet and yards I need to know there are 12 inches in a foot, but there are 3 foot in a yard. That system is so arbitrary its hard to put into words. With the metric system I know exactly how many units are in the next unit up (1000mm is a metre, 1000m is a kilometre.)

This. I find it hard to comprehend how someone would scale a drawing or map using imperial units. With metric, you have a simple way to read the distances involved.

#2 Posted by selbie (1835 posts) -

Just spotted this on another forum. Paul Neurath has formed Otherside Entertainment and is planning to remake the Underworld games.

From their About section:

OtherSide is a Boston-area game studio focused on bringing to core gamers reboots of classic game franchises. For its first title, the company has secured the rights to do new versions of the beloved Underworld games, which sold over 1M copies and is considered a landmark fantasy franchise of the 1990’s.

That has to be one of the most epic testimonial lists I've seen in a while :P

#3 Posted by selbie (1835 posts) -

Good to see Greg back in his old job again :D

#4 Posted by selbie (1835 posts) -

I'm going to be the killjoy here and say zero cards. Don't fall for it. If you need the ability to pay for stuff online via CC then use a visa or mastercard debit card that draws from your savings only.

If you cannot earn the money to pay for something, then don't pay for it. If you can, then why risk making purchases that could potentially lead you to paying more than what you purchased via interest?

#5 Edited by selbie (1835 posts) -

I'd like to think they will beam his face in AR form into the conference a la Zordon

#6 Edited by selbie (1835 posts) -

Post your experiences here! What do you like? What do think about the flight and combat?

Download is about 10Gb so it will take some time.
Multiplayer access will be gradually rolled out in chunks according to Citizen #

#7 Posted by selbie (1835 posts) -

@aurahack: That video glitch thing is soooooo last year! :P

(not really, it's awsome!)

#8 Posted by selbie (1835 posts) -

Photoshop (I can't stand using GIMP) and Inkscape for vector logo type stuff. InDesign and Illustrator if I need to do complex stuff.

You will learn a lot about software just by following step by step tutorials and looking at how each aspect of the software fits together. I learned a lot of what I know just by photoshopping stupid stuff for forums :P

Drawing is not a genetic gift, it is a skill learned like an instrument with tonnes of practice. Start with drawing simple 3D shapes and work your way upwards.
Lately I've been watching a few of these videos, and there are millions of this kind of thing out there now.

#9 Posted by selbie (1835 posts) -

Holy shit dude. Them feels. They be feelin'

#10 Posted by selbie (1835 posts) -