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    Quote Originally Posted by Rezzo View Post
    No fair man, you Americans get snow and back here in West Britain we get this and this
    thats a lot better than this

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    My car got stuck getting out of my driveway onto the cul-de-sac. Had to get the neighbors to push it back into the driveway. Went out with the SUV and had use every inch of the all-wheel drive capability to get out of my subdivision. All the snow has frozen into mounds of dirt basically.

    -14 here in A2. -41 is the wind chill. Toasty I must say.
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    Some of you guys that want snow real bad might like it at first, but wait until you get tons of it....

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    it's been like, super hot in australia

    checkmate
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    unless you've had this all the way up your door you can take a seat

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    Quote Originally Posted by moot View Post
    it's been like, super hot in australia

    checkmate
    And it's been like, super cold in New York City.

    Checkmate back at ya!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nulava View Post
    And it's been like, super cold in New York City.

    Checkmate back at ya!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moogles View Post
    unless you've had this all the way up your door you can take a seat
    ...you win this time moogles

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moogles View Post


    unless you've had this all the way up your door you can take a seat
    porch roof master race reporting in

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    Chicago weather is so inconsistent. It's under zero right now and this Friday it's predicted to be in the upper 30s.
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    eh, i'm pretty sure that, for northern canadians, this is shorts weather

    (okay this is a bad joke considering there is some real ****ed-up **** in northern canada atm)
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    Quote Originally Posted by NintendoFan82 View Post
    Some of you guys that want snow real bad might like it at first, but wait until you get tons of it....
    Yeah, that's when you start to love it.
    Quote Originally Posted by *IZ* View Post
    Chicago weather is so inconsistent. It's under zero right now and this Friday it's predicted to be in the upper 30s.
    Midwest weather is so inconsistent. It's like that in Cincinnati right now. Short-sleeve weather at a comfortable 40 degrees yesterday, -5 with a -20 windchill right now.
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    speak in real temperatures please
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    Quote Originally Posted by moot View Post
    it's been like, super hot in australia

    checkmate
    Although, it was just pouring down earlier.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moot View Post
    speak in real temperatures please
    I second this, what is with Fahrenheit? Celsius is a lot more effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverChiko View Post
    I second this, what is with Fahrenheit? Celsius is a lot more effective.
    Celsius is for nubs, Kelvin is where its at.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moot View Post
    speak in real temperatures please
    apparently its only real if the county in question can beat america

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jb View Post
    apparently its only real if the county in question can beat america
    We are 2 time World War champs.
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    water boils at 212 and freezes at 32
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    Quote Originally Posted by moot View Post
    speak in real temperatures please
    Yes, please.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jb View Post
    apparently its only real if the county in question can beat america
    Then celsius should be real because that's what China uses.

    Quote Originally Posted by *IZ* View Post
    We are 2 time World War champs.
    You keep telling yourself that.

    Quote Originally Posted by moot View Post
    water boils at 212 and freezes at 32
    MAKES SENSE.


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    So I woke up and it's -27C in Jersey after the wind chill

    I am not built for this weather

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    It's too goddamn cold in Texas

    too goddamn cold

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    Quote Originally Posted by SilverChiko View Post
    I second this, what is with Fahrenheit? Celsius is a lot more effective.
    Celsius is based off the temperature of water. 100 degrees Celsius, water boils. 0 degrees Celsius, water freezes.

    Fahrenheit is based off the temperature of a human body. When it first came into practice, 100 degrees Fahrenheit was thought to be the temperature of a healthy human body. Modern medicine has proved that to be a little bit off, it's actually 98.6 degrees, but it still held. I forget why the zero mark was chosen exactly, but I believe it is the temperature salt water freezes, and that's the stage where cold temperatures become deadly quickly for the human body. Don't quote me on that, because sophmore year high school chemistry was a long time ago.

    Kelvin is based off atoms, so zero degrees Kelvin (absolute zero) is the temperature at which atoms freeze.

    So there you go: Celsius is based around fresh water, Fahrenheit around human bodies, and Kelvin around atoms. As to why the United States uses Fahrenheit (and feet, pounds, etc.) as opposed to Celsius (and other metric units like meters, grams, etc.), it's just plain stubbornness. We tried to switch over a little more than half a century ago and it didn't end well, obviously.
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    Thanks for being stubborn, America! Now I have to learn two systems of measurement.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zenotwapal View Post
    It's too goddamn cold in Texas

    too goddamn cold

    39 in Dallas with a high of 47. Lol what, a lot of people in Michigan would be in shorts in that weather. It's 0 F (-18 C) where I'm at right now. Wind chill is -22 F (-30 C).
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    Michigan is really, really cold, and I would pretty much agree with Maldread on this one.~


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