Swordfish wrote:By the way, one internet for anyone who can correctly guess the scale of the temperature I posted as the lowest possible temperature that water can exist as a liquid in the atmosphere.
Just out of curiosity, is that one internet offer still available? If so, the answer: both Fahrenheit and Celcius.
I am capable in both the USCS and SI and can convert between them, usually in my head. That said, I prefer USCS. SI is a necessary evil for working in the sciences, and I use it. I'm not as proficient at looking at something and giving the SI value vs. USCS value. E.g. I can estimate 10 ft more readily than 3 m. That being the case, at the end of the day, if I want to make sense of the answer, I'll convert to USCS. I know by looking at a Fahrenheit or a Celcius temperature whether it is hot or cold without having to do any conversions, but for me there is a line at 104 F. Below that is tolerably hot. Above that is ridiculously hot.
For those who claim that everyone should use the same units, metric is more commonly used, ergo metric should be the units used: as was stated by a previous poster, SI came about in the 18th century. If you used that argument then, everything would be measured in imperial units now
Edit: 64th post! Woohoo!! <-- same as the number of squares on a chessboard. well, little squares.