Community effort to standardize temperature units

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by xDRAN0x, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. As an aside, there was only one time in my life when the boiling and freezing points of water being nice round numbers would have been convenient. This was in school, intro Thermodynamics lab, where we were asked to experimentally determine absolute zero.

    Unfortunately, atmospheric pressure in Calgary is usually between 88 and 90% of a standard atmosphere, so our numbers weren't nice anyway. <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/sad.gif"></A>
  2. Its really not hard to convert C to F.
  3. "It's stupid to have one measurement for the temperature for weather, and another for everything else temperature related."

    metric system uses both Kelvin and Celsius though.
  4. celsius to kelvin is only a matter of adding 273.15, as it is an absolute unit.
    °C x 9/5 + 32 = °F
    (°F - 32) x 5/9 = °C

    what the hell is that shit? lets us rankine scale instead. it defiantly makes the most sense
  5. Technically SI is only kelvin.
  6. i say we create our own temperature unit.

    absolute 0 will be 0 and 10^32 Kelvin will be 1, and everything in between will just be a decimal number precise up to 128 digits.
  7. why not just learn both and learn to stfu while you're at it, you fascist pigs
  8. -you mean you tried to point out something that's been tried here 50 times before in the last 8 years. real cutting edge <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/tongue.gif"></A>
  9. the forums were dead, I had to revive the fire!
  10. Also detecting the boiling point of something with the naked eye is pretty difficult. Just putting that out there even though I centigrade like a mother#$%#er.

    Sometimes I annoyingly ask people to convert for me:

    "Did you say one cup of milk? How many liters is that?"
  11. FYI I know most of the metals melting temp. in Celsius
  12. kelvin, obviously. I'm a scientist for ****'s sake, and it's the least arbitrary in my opinion. In kelvin, zero means zero. Good enough for me.
  13. because you're a huge dork?

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