What we SHOULD have been taught in our senior year of high school

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    Sep 08, 2011 12:32 AM GMT
    Courtesy of The Oatmeal...

    http://theoatmeal.com/comics/senior_year

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    Sep 08, 2011 2:08 AM GMT
    LOL @ the English lesson.
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    Sep 08, 2011 2:36 AM GMT
    that's great. made me laugh and I needed that.
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    Sep 08, 2011 2:49 AM GMT
    damn sex ed is brilliant!
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    Sep 08, 2011 3:28 AM GMT
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    Sep 08, 2011 3:34 AM GMT
    Trollileo saidI ask myself shit about the metric system every day. I hate Imperial measurements. So damn stupid.


    ...Once upon a time, the USA produced the world's finest machined products using Imperial.
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    Sep 08, 2011 3:40 AM GMT
    wellwell said
    Trollileo saidI ask myself shit about the metric system every day. I hate Imperial measurements. So damn stupid.


    ...Once upon a time, the USA produced the world's finest machined products using Imperial.


    Are you implying it was the measurements that made the products so fine, or was it the machines ?
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    Sep 08, 2011 3:45 AM GMT
    wellwell said
    Trollileo saidI ask myself shit about the metric system every day. I hate Imperial measurements. So damn stupid.


    ...Once upon a time, the USA produced the world's finest machined products using Imperial.


    and then japan came around using the metric system.
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    Sep 08, 2011 3:59 AM GMT
    wellwell said
    ...Once upon a time, the USA produced the world's finest machined products using Imperial.


    Once upon a time, the USA also destroyed fine machinery by using Imperial units...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mars_Climate_Orbiter#Communications_loss

    The MCO MIB has determined that the root cause for the loss of the MCO spacecraft was the failure to use metric units in the coding of a ground software file, “Small Forces,” used in trajectory models. Specifically, thruster performance data in English units instead of metric units was used in the software application code titled SM_FORCES (small forces). The output from the SM_FORCES application code as required by a MSOP Project Software Interface Specification (SIS) was to be in metric units of Newtonseconds (N-s). Instead, the data was reported in English units of pound-seconds (lbf-s). The Angular Momentum Desaturation (AMD) file contained the output data from the SM_FORCES software. The SIS, which was not followed, defines both the format and units of the AMD file generated by ground-based computers. Subsequent processing of the data from AMD file by the navigation software algorithm therefore, underestimated the effect on the spacecraft trajectory by a factor of 4.45, which is the required conversion factor from force in pounds to Newtons. An erroneous trajectory was computed using this incorrect data.

    — Mars Climate Orbiter Mishap Investigation Phase I Report
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    Sep 08, 2011 4:25 AM GMT
    wellwell said
    Trollileo saidI ask myself shit about the metric system every day. I hate Imperial measurements. So damn stupid.


    ...Once upon a time, the USA produced the world's finest machined products using Imperial.


    When's that supposed to have been?
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    Sep 08, 2011 4:28 AM GMT
    loose = your mom