I mean... "Crushed" is pretty subjective. The British Empire was already in decline at the time and had enemies in every direction. They mostly sent their green armies who had little to no actual combat experience to deal with the rebellion. England basically just gave up because even if they did manage subjugation, it would be too expensive to maintain. Which means America threw a temper tantrum (over 2 cents per pound of tea) and England just sighed and said "I don't have time for this. Fine. Be independent, whatever."
@tiburon, wasnt there also trouble with France and India at the time too?
@tiburon, sounds like red coat excuses
@tiburon, it really wasn't so much of crushing as it was outlasting them
@tiburon, losing is losing
@tiburon, the revolution is sounding more and more like the original Star Wars trilogy as you explain...
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@A Math Dealer, I’m a simple man. I see Old Glory, and I upvote.
@RepostSniper, I'm a tea drinking Brit, I see a flag that despite independence still had to use the colours of the motherland. And I had to downvote BTW.
Go ahead, shoot me down.
@stercus stercus, ker-POWIE!!!!
@stercus stercus, yee ask and yee shall receive.
@BigJohnson86, bring it on, we're not scared. I'm sure all the other Brit's are behind me.
@stercus stercus, why would we attack England? There’s nothing of value there for us to “liberate”.
@BigJohnson86, we must have something with the amount of your troops camped on our old air fields.
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@stercus stercus, nah we took the colors from the french flag, because these colors dont run... Wait a second...
@stercus stercus, no we have a standing policy. No one picks on dear old mum but us. We will straight murderize any one that picks on you or our brother Canada.
@stercus stercus, KILL THE REDCOAT
@Medic135, bit extreme just for dressing flamboyantly.
Yeah except Celsius tells you whether it is freezing or not outside so you can easily tell whether it's cold based on whether the number is positive or negative. 0F is the temperature of a brine solution of equal parts ice, water and salt (who cares....?) And 100F is the internal temperature of the human body (again, who cares?) 0C on the other hand means that snow is probably on the ground outside, that's more important than a brine solution.
Celsius is superior to Fahrenheit because there’s context to it.
Likewise, metric is superior to imperial.
Deal with it.
@I Are Lebo, funny, the only context I’ve seen is in the image, for Fahrenheit. You say there’s context to Celsius but then don’t provide it. Same goes for your statement for metric. No context why means you’re just spouting propaganda. So I’d say the one who can’t deal with it is you.
@Cloverleaf, I don't really understand the spouting propaganda. Metric clearly is better, working in factors of 10 is much easier to work with considering our number system is base 10. No memorization required. And the Celsius thing can be debated, considering Fahrenheit works nicely for talking about the weather, but loses and sensibility when talking about more extreme highs and lows. (this is all coming from a proud American)
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, Celsius works just fine for the weather. 21C is human comfort zone, 0 is when water freezes, given that we are mostly water there is some relevance to that... and given that it tells you that there is going to be at least frost and ice around.
Anything above 21 is going to be increasingly uncomfortable, it's really pretty basic.
The rest of imperial measurement is just nuts.
@TheMonkeyGod, dont get me wrong, I didn't say it was bad, but having the range of normal weather go between 0-100 is nice, it's one of the FEW things I like about our system
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, our system goes from 0 - 55 (roughly) in Australia as normal weather... some places it goes -10 to 55... I really don't understand why anyone lives here...
On temperature, it's simply what one is used to using
@I Are Lebo, if those scientific measurements are so great then why is the country that uses imperial units the only one with a flag on the moon?
@BigJohnson86, the flag on the moon thing isn't a good argument really. You'll start attracting conspiracy theorists.
@stercus stercus, or are conspiracy theorists just made up by the KGB to conceal the fact that bush did 911
@Cloverleaf, the context given in the pic is for Celsius. 0 is the freezing point of water and 100 is the boiling point for water. That’s in Celsius, not Fahrenheit. Saying “really fücking cold” and “really fücking hot” isn’t context. It’s subjective interpretations. The exact same description applies to Kelvin.
Context is when you can apply a system to something objective, like for instance, as I said, the physical states of water, which is relevant due to context.
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, I find Fahrenheit is more accurate than needed for anything but chemistry and cooking. You can’t feel the difference between 50° and 51°, but you certainly can feel the difference between 20°C and 21°C
@BigJohnson86, I dunno, maybe it’s because that country used metric to get there
@BigJohnson86, yeah no scientist in the world measures in feet and yards
@I Are Lebo, I agree, as I said, Fahrenheit is superior in my opinion in normal daily life. For science Celsius is superior
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, it’s funny, you say you agree, but then you say the exact opposite as what I did.
I’m going to go ahead and assume I wasn’t clear. Celsius is superior for daily life, because Fahrenheit is more specific than is needed. Our range of comfortable temperatures is not large enough to warrant a hundred point scale.
Similarly, metric is more specific than imperial, too much so for the measuring of our bodies, which is why I prefer measuring myself in feet and inches. You don’t need to get more specific, therefore imperial is better for that.
Tl;dr: Miles are dumb, kilometres are better. Centimetres are dumb, inches are better. Fahrenheit is dumb, Celsius is better. And none of this matters.
@I Are Lebo, haha you are right I misunderstood. I agree that I will always say I'm 5'11" not x centimeters. But i do enjoy knowing that the hottest we get is around 100 and the coldest is around 0. With Celsius, the hottest would be what? 30? And coldest like -10?
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, more like -30 +30. Below negative 30 you start freezing to death, and above positive 30 you start getting heat stroke.
Room temperature is around 20.
@I Are Lebo, well I meant here in New York, the lowest we get ever is maybe at most - 5 F so whatever that is converted
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, there’s no way in hell you get to -5°F. Considering 32°F is the freezing point of water, -5 would be colder than in The Day After Tomorrow.
@I Are Lebo, not really man lol that's pretty mild compared to Northern Canada. Here in New York last week, we had between -5 and 5, but like Niagara falls had - 10+
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, less that 32 just means we have the ability to get snow lol it gets ways colder than that sometimes
@I Are Lebo, Quebec city is supposed to get - 11 F on Thursday night
@I Are Lebo, It hits -20 here in Idaho occasionally.
@Cloverleaf, if you're an American scientist/mathematician you'll always have to use Celcius and Metic scales. At 0°C water freezes to ice, at 0°F it's just "really cold".
@EVILdrPORKCHOP3, twas -40 here in Calgary Thursday morning... which, coincidentally, is where Celsius and Fahrenheit meet.
@Couch Ornament, well, I learned something new today. I wasn’t aware that Fahrenheit wasn’t an even scale. But now that I know this, I can say with absolute certainty that Fahrenheit is fücking retarded.
@I Are Lebo, The conversion is roughly that celsius roughly equals 1.8 fahrenheit plus 32. ie 40 celsius is roughly 40*1.8 + 32 = 104 fahrenheit. So fahrenheit is still an ‘even’ scale, it’s just not the same as ours.
As to everyone disagreeing as to which is better for everyday life, it just depends on which you’ve grown up with and got used to. To me 80 fahrenheit means nothing, but 26 celsius does, to someone from america it would be the opposite way around. For everyday life one won’t ever been superior or inferior.
As for @BigJohnson86 your argument is pathetic when you consider that america used metric to get to the moon, and that if they really want, there’s probably 50+ countries at the moment that can put a flag on the moon, they just have no reason to. Lastly, you make it seem as if America did it completely on their own and had no help from other countries such as Australia to do so.
@Theuns, Canada also helped with NASA’s expeditions. They were joint enterprises.
@BigJohnson86, NASA relies heavily on the metric system. They also relied heavily on Nazi rocket scientist, but that another story.
The metric system is based on proportions of the earth and the properties of water. The meter is based on the circumference of the Earth- 10 million meters from the North Pole to the Equator. For volumetric measure, one Liter is the volume of a cube with 10cm edges. The measurement of mass is based on 1 gram = the mass of one cubic cm of pure water at 4 degrees C (water’s greatest density). We all know temperature in Centigrade is based on the freezing and boiling points of pure water. Energy measurement: one Calorie is the energy to raise 1 cubic cm (1 gram) of pure water by 1 degree Centigrade
Get rekt Eurofãgs!
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@Doctor Krieger, when you say jelly do you mean American jam or proper British jelly.
@stercus stercus, tea-drinker jelly, of course. Muricans got nuthin to be jelly bout!
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Celsius must be for 70% of me then
Celsius and Kelvin are the easiest to work with. Base 10, and absolute zero. Easy math👍🏻. USA has to be the only country not using metric and avidly defends its use of the imperial system. Rest of the world think you lot are weird.
Sure we forced them out with a few fat men in balaclavas.
Well I find it funny how butt hurt he is
As an American, can relate. I can also say the Metric system is for people, and I myself, is a people.
0 degrees Fahrenheit was actually supposed to be the freezing point of salt water, but Mr. Fahrenheit was still off. I prefer Fahrenheit because of its accuracy in daily life. You really don’t need to know the boiling point of water unless it’s part of your job. Just know what boiling water looks like.
@qXFilesTheme, I was taught that Fahrenheit was attempting to set 0 degrees as the coldest as he could possibly get, and the frozen salt water was his technological limitation.
100 degrees was supposed to be the normal human body temperature, but he was off just a bit (as medical science determined 98.6 to be normal on his scale).