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Oddly enough when I started Monsoon I worked exclusively in imperial--typical American kind of hating on metric. Now I dread imperial and am almost to the point where I even "think" in metric. If I had my choice all of our products would be metric--the problem of course is that the U.S. market is about 10x the size of the EU market.
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Oddly enough when I started Monsoon I worked exclusively in imperial--typical American kind of hating on metric. Now I dread imperial and am almost to the point where I even "think" in metric. If I had my choice all of our products would be metric--the problem of course is that the U.S. market is about 10x the size of the EU market.

I'm America & I kind of favor metric. I hate dealing with fractions in inches, I still don't know why we have two different systems. I would think one would make everything much easier.

I think I have used the Microsoft calculator more times building a PC then I have used it in entire in my entire life due to length conversion feature.


I was going to pick these up & use my existing fittings (Which are Bitspower 16mm)

Link: http://www.performance-pcs.com/monsoon-light-port-45-rotary-angle-fitting-5-8-matte-black.html
Link 2: http://www.performance-pcs.com/monsoon-light-port-90-rotary-angle-fitting-5-8-matte-black.html

I assume everything is 100% compatible?


One other question about the normal fitting mainly the Free Center Hardline Since you use the whole cap & locking system, are the locking caps metric or imperial? Would it hole glass tubing?
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Oddly enough when I started Monsoon I worked exclusively in imperial--typical American kind of hating on metric. Now I dread imperial and am almost to the point where I even "think" in metric. If I had my choice all of our products would be metric--the problem of course is that the U.S. market is about 10x the size of the EU market.

You know another indication of this is the US education system. K-12 deals 99% in imperial, and then once students hit post secondary they are slammed in the face with metric and have a hard time converting or sometimes even understanding it. I'm as red white and blue American as they come, but the imperial system is something that needs to die and we just need to get on board with the rest of the world imo.
 
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You know another indication of this is the US education system. K-12 deals 99% in imperial, and then once students hit post secondary they are slammed in the face with metric and have a hard time converting or sometimes even understanding it. I'm as red white and blue American as they come, but the imperial system is something that needs to die and we just need to get on board with the rest of the world imo.

I agree 100%. I have been pretty handy all my life building things so I have a hard time with the "core brain" aspects. I know instinctively what a foot is or how fast 60mph is or how to dress for a 100F day. For metric I still have to convert to imperial in my head to grasp some of those on that more fundamental level. If somebody says it is about 300mm long I convert it and as a foot I have a better idea. I guess the shorter way to say all of the above is that "unlearning" is harder than learning.

Metric sometimes misses one step, (as compared to Imperial) also--like the foot. Lastly, I think using the metric system makes Europeans more comfortable with decimals than most Americans typically are. The can say 1.5m and you know that is 1,500mm or 150cm. You can't really say 1.3 feet or 1.7 yards and be sure the person will understand.
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Half right. 1.25ft, 1.5ft, 1.75ft most will.

But we where supposed to convert... people in the 70s (iirc, possibily 80s) refused to

Edit, 1975-1985

Edited by Mega Man - 10/1/17 at 4:46pm
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There are some imperial measures that Americans don't know. How many pounds in a stone?

The other interesting facts is that Olympic sports-people from the US know the conversions very accurately if required (weight lifters know Kg <--> lbs, high jumpers know m <--> feet) but if asked about other conversions (eg gallons <--> litres) they are way off.
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There are some imperial measures that Americans don't know. How many pounds in a stone?

The other interesting facts is that Olympic sports-people from the US know the conversions very accurately if required (weight lifters know Kg <--> lbs, high jumpers know m <--> feet) but if asked about other conversions (eg gallons <--> litres) they are way off.

One of the problems is there are two definitions of a gallon... A US gallon is 3.785L, an imperial gallon is 4.546L.... At least with gasoline fuel.
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Half right. 1.25ft, 1.5ft, 1.75ft most will.

But we where supposed to convert... people in the 70s (iirc, possibily 80s) refused to

Edit, 1975-1985

Well to be fair I was still IN the education system in those years, haha, now I have to WORK in it, and man is it tough, lots of kids these days can't even read a ruler, sigh...
 
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Well to be fair I was still IN the education system in those years, haha, now I have to WORK in it, and man is it tough, lots of kids these days can't even read a ruler, sigh...

OMG you just hit on one of my pet peeves...how can you be 15 or 16 years old and not know how to read a ruler / tape measure?
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