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Comment Re:But it's a very well known fact... (Score 2) 619

Because all the places that are non-metric are still intuitive to Americans. An inch is about the length of your thumb. A foot is about the length of your foot. A cup is about as much as a tea cup, and twice that you have what fits in pint glass. 0-100 degrees Fahrenheit covers the comfortable livable temperature of humans, and thus is very convenient for telling the weather (which is what 90% of what all non-cooking Americans use temperature for).

Anything that requires precision is already metric. Chemistry, engineering, etc.

Everything except screws, nuts, and bolts. We have a screwy double-measure system that drives me bonkers.

Comment Rotten Tomatoes is getting self-important (Score 1, Insightful) 395

Their curated list of critics simply don't like the same movies I do. Therefore there is little to no correlation between my enjoyment of a film and its RT freshness. It's also setting expectations. People went into BvS expecting a terrible movie. If you look for a terrible movie, you will find it.

Comment Re:Universal Heat Death? (Score 1) 210

"Heath death" is somewhat of a misnomer. Entropy does not go away; it's when the entropy of the universe can no longer increase, due to the universe being at perfect equilibrium under the Third Law. There will still be temperature, and mater; individual particles flying around and never touching (no protons, though; they have long since decayed). We consider this to be an extreme low-energy state, not a complete lack of energy.

Disclaimer: I'm not a scientist. I just get bored and read stuff.

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