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[-] bi_tux 43 points 2 months ago

for a moment there I didn't get it, since it can't possibly have 65° on a land that grows grass yet, then I realised you have never heared of Celcius

[-] [email protected] 25 points 2 months ago

I was thinking the exact same thing, Americans are funny with their goofy temperature scale.

[-] sqibkw 5 points 2 months ago* (last edited 2 months ago)

Ok hear me out. I've lived in the US and in Europe, and while Celsius makes sense for all sorts of things (cooking, car engines, PC temps...), I think Fahrenheit actually makes a surprising amount of sense for climate, indoor and outdoor.

While Celsius 0-100 is linked to the states of water, Fahrenheit is loosely a 0-100 on "how is this for a human to experience". 0°F is sorta the limit of "dang that's really cold" and 100°F is "dang that's really hot." And that's the whole reason we look at the weather report.

0-100°F also has more individual degrees than -18-38°C, and when a couple degrees can make a big difference for indoor comfort (or the heating bill), I appreciate more granularity.

[-] [email protected] 4 points 2 months ago

0-100°F also has more individual degrees than -18-38°C, and when a couple degrees can make a big difference for indoor comfort (or the heating bill), I appreciate more granularity.

Ah yes, because I've always found 16.5°C such a difficult concept. Decimal places are hard.

I concede the "human" scale could be handy to some, but I mean - the civilised world uses metres, not feet - why should it be any different with temperature?

[-] RageAgainstTheRich 4 points 2 months ago

Definitely made up by a bunch of drunk people.

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