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rickhardy
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 1461
Location: Needham outside of Boston - the hub of the universe

12/31/12 11:01 AM

Winter in Boston

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henoch
Joined: 12 Jan 2004
Posts: 1663

12/31/12 1:06 PM

Where is the "like" button.

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Sparky
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
Posts: 17552
Location: Portland, OR

12/31/12 1:24 PM

That's great. LOL

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rickhardy
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: Needham outside of Boston - the hub of the universe

1/5/13 6:24 AM

saw this posted in Facebook

Excuse the language but it IS the attitude around heyah LOL

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Sparky
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Location: Portland, OR

1/5/13 7:02 AM

Having spent lots of time driving in each, that is fooking great! LOL And accurate too!

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Andy M-S
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: Hamden (greater New Haven) CT

1/5/13 8:36 AM

Yeah.

We really do need a "like" button for things like this.

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rickhardy
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
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Location: Needham outside of Boston - the hub of the universe

1/5/13 11:57 AM

Interestingly enough

The aerial photo shows the site of my accident (bottom of the screen on Centre Street near the Jackson Square T station :(

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Nick Payne
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 2455
Location: Canberra, Australia

1/5/13 8:08 PM

We're at the other end of the thermal scale at the moment: 40C yesterday, 36 the day before, and 37 forecast for today. We've been getting out on the bike at first light and trying to make it home by late morning to avoid the worst of the heat. Mind you, we're better off than some of the towns out West, where they're having days on end where the temperature goes to 45 or more.

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 3304
Location: Springfield

1/6/13 4:47 AM

Not living in a metric country I keep markers in mind, 37 degrees being the temperature of a healthy adult human (or pretty hot outside.) That means 45 degrees breaks the all time record around here by 6 degrees, ummm I mean 3 1/3 degrees! Be cool.

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PLee
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Brooklyn, NY

1/6/13 7:49 AM

Double the C degrees, knock off 10%, add 32. Pretty easy when you get used to it.

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daddy-o
Joined: 12 Apr 2004
Posts: 3304
Location: Springfield

1/6/13 1:20 PM

It sounds like we were both on the metric bandwagon in '76. How many more generations after our grandchildren will the USA wait to change?

Let's hear it for -40!

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 6312
Location: Maine

1/6/13 2:35 PM

Thanks Parkin

And to think that for years I have been multiplying by 1.8 and adding 32. My method is more elegant than yours because it takes fewer steps. However your method is better for me at my advanced age because, while I can multiply accurately in my head by 1.8, it takes awhile....

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April
Joined: 13 Dec 2003
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Location: Westchester/NYC

1/6/13 3:37 PM


quote:
Double the C degrees, knock off 10%, add 32. Pretty easy when you get used to it.

That's a good one!

I'm lazy and vague. So I just double and add 30!

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PLee
Joined: 08 Dec 2003
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Location: Brooklyn, NY

1/7/13 9:17 AM

I used to divide by 5 and multiply by 9 and add 32. The new algorithm occurred to me just a few years ago; probably because I was spending a lot of time in metric countries.

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JohnC
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
Posts: 1938
Location: Glastonbury, Ct

1/7/13 3:20 PM

I do the double, minus 10%, plus 32.

But I have gotten a good intuitive feel without doing the math by remembering some common points.

20 is cool room temp (68F),
30 is pretty warm day (86F),
40 is hot (104),
45 and up is Death Valley.

10 is cool Spring or Fall day (50),
0 is freezing, of course,
-10 is a pretty cold winter morning hereabouts (14),
minus 20 is real cold (-4F)
minus 30 is Minnesota (-22)

minus 40 . . . well, we know that one

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April
Joined: 13 Dec 2003
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Location: Westchester/NYC

1/7/13 4:13 PM

The point is, some of us already have those "common points", only in the WRONG scale!

Like, I know how hot 35 degree is. Errh... I mean 35 degree C! So what's that in degree F??? That's why I need to do the conversion!!!

0C freezing
10C cold without heat
18 uncomfortably cool because the AC was set too low
20 perfect!
22 save energy on the AC but a bit too warm if I move around the house.
30 pretty hot but tolerable if humidity is not too high
37 body temperature, way too hot for air temperature!

That's why the quick conversion is useful, for those of us who grow up with metric and now have to put up with this outdated system. Obviously, those who grow up in the US and travel outside the country has to do the conversion in reverse.

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Nick Payne
Joined: 10 Jan 2004
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Location: Canberra, Australia

1/8/13 5:13 AM

It's still absolutely stinking hot here. Every day so far this year the temperature has climbed to around the 100F mark, and our national Bureau of Meteorology just announced that yesterday set a record with the maximum temperature averaged over the entire continent at 40.33C (just over 104F).

The BoM also had to add two extra colors to their temperature forecast maps to extend the upper limit of the range from 50C to 54C, as their computer modelling is indicating such temperatures are going to happen in central Australia:
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sandiway
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4902
Location: back in Tucson

1/8/13 3:32 PM

between two systems

I bounce back and forth between countries with degrees F (USA) and C (everywhere else), so it's not worth doing some complicated formula each time. I need to think directly in F and C.

Like others, I know certain correspondence points and just roughly interpolate 2F for 1C between those points that I'm not so familiar with. Example:

50F 10C
68C 20C
86C 30C

so 33C is 86F+6=92F close enough... it's not like I can tell the difference between 91F and 92F

Sandiway

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sandiway
Joined: 15 Dec 2003
Posts: 4902
Location: back in Tucson

1/8/13 3:41 PM

re: absolutely stinking hot

I also read today 2012 is the hottest year on record for the USA.
Good news for those in Minnesota...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20953882

Sandiway

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dan emery
Joined: 11 Jan 2004
Posts: 6312
Location: Maine

1/8/13 3:49 PM

Knowing -40

>>minus 40 . . . well, we know that one<<

Reminds me of a story, which is pretty much the same F or C.

A few years ago they recorded a temp of -50F in Aroostook County (northern Maine). This was thought to be the coldest temp ever recorded in Maine. A TV newsguy from Portland went up to cover the story, and interviewed a local lady. He said "Do you realize if was -50 yesterday?" She said "Really? It didn't seem any colder than -40."

They later sent someone up to calibrate the thermometer, it was a bit off and in fact the real temp recorded was -40. I'm not making this up.

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