They didn't wait a generation.... the conversion started in Canada, in earnest, in about 1971, and was completed over the course of about 10 years.
Oddly enough, about 5 years after the decade-long process of Canada's conversion to Metric was completed, our then-prime minister ended up abolishing the regulations that really enabled the conversion to happen in the first place. Switching back, since it was not actually legislated any more, was simply too inconvenient, and Canada remained on the metric system ever since.
I mean, if it's really supposed to be entirely voluntary.... isn't that what that means?
Of course, conversely, they could rip down any metric signage that they see and replace them with imperial too...
I'm seeing a rather glaring problem with this notion of "voluntary" as it applies to what kinds of units the country uses.
When Canada was switching to metric, dual signage was common. The km/h value was shown first, and the mph was shown in a smaller (but still quite readable) font below it. Usage of "km/h" or "mph" was explicit, to ensure there was no ambiguity.
This transition period lasted for quite some time, and after a while, the signs were ultimately replaced with speed limits listing strictly in km/h (and often the "km/h" was no longer present as well).
And fwiw... I actually do go to the trouble of getting this information when I sign up for a contract, and if I don't see it in the terms of service, I will get it in writing from a manager.
Downloading isn't stealing.
Did you reply to the wrong post or something? Who was saying that it is?
If one agreed to a contract that explicitly allows them to add a surcharge onto the bill at any time, without any prior agreement on what that surcharge would be... that's just... unfortunate.
Perhaps... but the insinuation was that reprap prints, in the present tense, a whole printer.
It fails to do so on two counts, which I enumerated above.