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[–] TychoVoats 4 points 62 points (+66|-4) ago 

After taking a chemistry course in college I just have to say fuck Fahrenheit. Celsius/centigrade and Kelvin actually make a huge amount of sense when you look at their application. Fahrenheit feels very arbitrary and clunky.

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[–] Viropher 4 points 26 points (+30|-4) ago 

Oh yes,you are absolutely right,but Ive always believed F to be better to gauging the weather outdoors,like the image implies. For any purpose other than simple weather conditions,C or K.

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[–] kyprioth 2 points 16 points (+18|-2) ago 

Perhaps, but that's literally the only thing that I can see it being better at, and only if you're not used to it. Once you're used to celsius it's just as good, and it's better at everything else.

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[–] the_magic_man 0 points 14 points (+14|-0) ago 

If you're used to fahrenheit you might find it easier to gauge temperature outside, but the same applies to celsius

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[–] Plant_Boy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Speaking as someone who has always used Celsius, 0 is really cold and 40 is stupidly hot.

(I am an islander from the north so my ideal temperature is 0C - 20C. Anymore and I suffer Dave's syndrome, any less and I have to put on another jumper.

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[–] TypicalBetaNeckbeard 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

But we make do very well with going from -5 to 40, in my climes at least. Also, the point of using celsius is for the whole world to use the same system. It's just practical, if anything. Like using English as a global language.

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[–] Gigan 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Fahrenheit is arbitrary because it's based on a human temperature scale, not something objective or scientific. But 99% of the time people talk about temperature it's for weather or inside temperature. Fahrenheit also makes a huge amount of sense if you look at it's application. Also Fahrenheit is more accurate, so that is one thing it is objectively better at.

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[–] Iforgotmy_other_acct 2 points -1 points (+1|-2) ago 

After having no such training whatsoever, fuck you for implying that my preferred assessment of climate is somehow inferior simply because it makes you think harder.

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[–] TychoVoats 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Hokay.

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[–] toats 1 points 22 points (+23|-1) ago 

It makes sense because it's familiar. No more, no less.

Depending on where you live, 80F might be "really hot" or maybe 130F is "really hot." Similarly, 30F is "really cold" for much of the world and 0F unheard of.

For people familiar with centigrade, their subjective perceptions of "really cold" and "really hot" also make sense to them but are relative to the local weather.

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[–] toats 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago  (edited ago)

If you live in the middle of a continent in a temperate region, "really cold" becomes -40. In tropical areas "really cold" could be 10C.

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[–] sniper98g 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago  (edited ago)

0°C really cold

You're funny, I debate wearing a coat at that temperature.

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[–] manapot 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

I know it's cold outside when -C and -F match.

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[–] thrus 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

I thought it was rather nice outside this morning compared to lately it was -3°C beats the curd out of a few -13°C and windy mornings we have had. I'm in southern MI. 5 day forecast is predicting a highest temp of 8°C.

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[–] Travisty 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Ha. Yeah in San Diego the scale is:

60F: cold

80F: Hot!

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[–] IdSay 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

things are much simpler with:

24 hour clocks

centimeters

kilograms

celcius

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[–] luckyguy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Why not 10 hour clocks?

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[–] jaceame 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

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[–] VaderDidNothingWrong 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

24 is highly divisible (1,2,3,4,6,8,12). Same reason for 60 seconds/minutes and 360 degrees.

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[–] Gigan 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

How is Celsius simpler than Fahrenheit?

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[–] thrus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

0 freezes water 100 boils it makes it nice for science class. for science Kelvin works very well 0 is absolute zero not sure how the degree scale works off hand. Other wise the simple one is the one you know and can relate to.

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[–] savageslav 2 points 11 points (+13|-2) ago 

Is this is joke? If not this could possibly be dumbest post on Voat to date.

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[–] HST 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Or when that guy used an anon sub to make it seem like people hated him in the comments, but we could all see it was just him replying to himself.

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[–] Kar98 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

Zero Celsius = water freezes, 100 Celsius = water boils. 21 C = perfect room temp; colder than that and I'm cold. 37 C = normal human body temp. Warmer than that and I'm about to break a sweat.

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[–] Iforgotmy_other_acct 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

0F = Alcohol freezes. 100 F = Alcohol boils.

Only benchmarks anyone needs.

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[–] toats 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Pure ethanol boils at 78C, which is 172F. Additionally, pure ethanol is impossible to maintain unsealed because it absorbs water from the air and dilutes itself to about 96% ethanol which changes the boiling point of the solution.

Did you mean salt water brine, the basis for the freezing point of the Fahrenheit scale?

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[–] CobraStallone 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Whoosh to me if this is meant in jest, but of course "really cold" is very relative.

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[–] SegFault 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

> 100 °C

> dead

What is a sauna?

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[–] SegFault 1 points 4 points (+5|-1) ago 

100C steam will of course scald you to death very quickly, but either way you're going to die with 100C.

Or as we call it on Finland: Friday evening

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[–] Chiefpacman 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Not greater then 100 degrees celsius. That would be very hot. 100 degrees F would work.

Kind of OP's point.

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