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wethedownvoted 2 points ago +2 / -0

Did she delete this tweet? I can't find it

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wethedownvoted 1 point ago +1 / -0

so they admit prison sentences are more than just serving time

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wethedownvoted 1 point ago +1 / -0

lol

why does any device care what units humans are using. they all act on currents and voltages

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wethedownvoted 1 point ago +1 / -0

You seem to want to argue, but I don't. I know what I'm talking about, and I also know what you're talking about. For most people, Fahrenheit is a better choice. For everyone else, they can specify.

And I've had to review electrical installations that would have killed people had they been turned on, so don't act like your profession is superior. Everyone makes mistakes, that's why you get more than one person involved.

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wethedownvoted 1 point ago +1 / -0

"his temperature is over 100 doctor!"

versus:

"his temperature is over 37.8 doctor!"

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wethedownvoted 1 point ago +1 / -0

Look, I deal with analog sensors and their data all day long. I select, I design, I install, I calibrate, I scale, I program, everything.

Any scale is arbitrary. It doesn't matter what units you use because it's all coming off a voltage or current and gets turned into whatever units the customer wants.

Thermostats use thermocouples, they produce a mV signal converted into whatever units they want. Devices don't care one bit whether things are divisible by 10 or not.

It doesn't matter if its celsius, fahrenheit, dollars, or pennies. Fahrenheit is simply a more useful scale to measure temperature related to human activity.

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wethedownvoted 2 points ago +2 / -0

MLK: anti-elite

Floyd: poors fighting middle class while elites rub hands

OWS was the wake-up for elites to restart internecine conflict

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wethedownvoted 16 points ago +16 / -0

Something else more subtle has happened as well. People used to speculate about the future all the time, often in utopian terms. Now it is far more common to portray the future as dystopian or to just not discuss it at all.

What is the future of critical race theory? What new wonders can we expect it to produce in the future?

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wethedownvoted 1 point ago +1 / -0

Does a linear function really need a codified awe-inspiring reference? The fact he chose arbitrary references is a hint

And basing 100 on a fever only makes the unit more relevant to daily human life

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wethedownvoted 1 point ago +1 / -0

this meme is beautiful, may you receive a thousand upvotes!

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wethedownvoted 5 points ago +5 / -0

I can't imagine what could possibly go wrong when someone who gives no fucks about a kid with diaper rash screams for 2 hours straight

Maybe something like we see happening with black attendants in elder care facilities right now

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wethedownvoted 3 points ago +3 / -0

Looks like a pic from the 90's, I wonder if that guy died or lost the weight

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wethedownvoted 2 points ago +2 / -0

how many digital displays you figure been made in the past 40 years?

gotta be at least 100

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wethedownvoted 1 point ago +1 / -0

Because Obama and 17 intelligence agencies bugged the shit out of the WH when he left.

Being projecting communists, Biden's puppeteers assume the same thing has happened again

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wethedownvoted 5 points ago +5 / -0

By banning decades-old and long-proven-safe things they could take at home like ivermectin or HCQ Our public officials have utterly failed in helping people help themselves

The current "wisdom" from our "leaders" -- regardless of vaccination status -- to handle COVID is as follows:

  1. Test until you are positive
  2. Hide yourself in a room until you feel much worse
  3. Go to the hospital
  4. Get put on a ventilator
  5. Die

If you somehow manage to not die it's either because the vaccine saved you, or your family snuck in some ivermectin -- unvaccinated aren't getting out of the hospital alive, it just looks bad in the news.

If you die, it's because of COVID or because you weren't vaccinated

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wethedownvoted 7 points ago +7 / -0

eat bugs, drink piss, own nothing

hey... sounds almost like how wild animals live

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wethedownvoted 8 points ago +8 / -0

and yet all thermostats use Fahrenheit.

weird. it's almost as if different units are better for different applications.

Fahrenheit has double the precision of celsius, period. In a narrow band of temperature -- like human habitation -- it is superior

There is no one unit for all things, celsius is dropped in favor of kelvin for very high & very low temperature.

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wethedownvoted 3 points ago +3 / -0

how many digits do you see in 20.5?

now how many are in 69? we even save money on digital displays cos they only need two digits

metric is an idea that came from an academic cathedral. its primary purpose -- ease of unit conversion -- was obviated by the ubiquity of computing devices. if you need to convert units, it is trivially handled by a scaling function Q' = kQ

yes, sometimes that factor is 10 or 1/10. but a computer is doing it anyway, and they much prefer multiples of 2.

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wethedownvoted 2 points ago +2 / -0

Tell me you've been to reeducation camp without saying you've been to reeducation camp

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