Originally posted by Emerson
Not you. Actually, this is not funny. US is a great country. But world is joining, it's 21st century, and US is putting itself in isolation. Here is the description of a LCD monitor from bizrate.com
1280 x 1024 Pixels - Dot Pitch 0.264 Mm - SXGA
Again some sort of informal industry standard? Is this your American way? What unit is this Mm? Is it millimile? Megamile? If you adopt m as meter, why you (=americans) have to refuse m as milli and use M instead?
(1) I didn't know about the flagrant error on the part of bizrate.com . Had I known that you were referencing something that had happened, I would have responded differently. Had I seen that, it would have disappointed me too.
(2) I am not personally responsible for all mistakes made by my countrymen. So please don't act like it. If you want to help Americans (or anyone), don't blame them for the stupidity that happens around them.
(3) We didn't even get half way. Not even close. I wish we had. They are teaching SI in the public schools. The schools I've been to have almost stopped teaching the old standards completely. I think the switch will happen eventually, but it will be painful. It's not even on any political agenda anymore (to my knowledge). The nation wide hassle of switching to metric is just not popular.
(4) I respect you posting your opinion here. Part of what I love about the forums are the different opinions and points of view that are brought out. This is particularly true of an international forum. I'm just particularly stubborn on this topic. Note that two different os tools told jordanthompson that his hard drive were different sizes. This is simply disgusting. The capital v. lower case 'k' issue pales in comparison (but is part of the same issue, I believe).
It would help in some cases (like this one, maybe) if you added your location to your user account. You don't need to give a street address, but a rough idea would be appreciated.
I realize that you may only read this post, but not respond to it. That's fine. I understand and respect your motivation for doing so. I have felt that you misunderstood me in some aspects, and I will extend to you the same privilege. If I have misunderstood some of your intentions/reasoning then just shake you're head, and expect that the next time we meet up it will be on a different (more civil) topic.