americans are asleep. make posts with reasonable date formats and units of measurement

@liam Do it quietly though, they can smell the use of Celsius up to 10000km away.

@liam all I want for 25/12/2018 is grams, kilometres, and Celsius.

@liam hope all of you have a nice 1536710400 today!

@liam You can't fool us, your units are just as arbitrary! 1/10000000th of the distance from the equator to the north pole running through Paris? 🤨

@protean @liam no, no, it's not that, it's the length of the path travelled by light in vacuum in 1/299 792 458 seconds, *much* less arbitrary.

(seriously, it's not the basic units that make the metric system better, it's the fact that all relationships between them are regular, based on the powers of 10. And even the choice of 10 is somewhat arbitrary, the important bit is powers of N.))

@liam we're not asleep right now but please keep doing so

@liam like, kilometers? With all them Brits around awake and watching?

@isagalaev As a Brit, yes please! I make a point of measuring in kilometers for my cycling and walking

@gbrnt I was wondering what measurements people actually use in UK? As far as I understand, it's already kilograms and litres in the kitchen, but still miles on the road?

@isagalaev metric except for miles on the road, feet for height, stones for weight, sometimes English cups in the kitchen.

I try to stick to metric for all that too though.

@gbrnt stones for weight!! I didn't expect that at all :-)

@isagalaev By "stones for weight" I mean weight of a person, same for height.

@gbrnt no, I mean, I know it's a unit of measurement, but I haven't seen or heard it anywhere besides fantasy literature, so I'm surprised it's actually being used.

@isagalaev I was just clarifying that I didn't mean the weight of objects :)

@liam Joke’s on you. Some of us are early risers and use the metric system.

@liam i sure do love to be alive on 03/11/2018, drinking 350ml of good british tea, which i have poured from my electric kettle

@liam haha. You mean metric, Celsius and dd/mm/yyyy ?
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