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Here is a fun one from my travels last year.

The Republic of Ireland uses the metric system. Speed limit signs are posted as a white circle with a red outer border and black numbers in the center. 50KPH is a fairly normal speed.
Northern Ireland uses British units. Speed limit signs are posted as a white circle with a red outer border and black numbers in the center. 30MPH is a fairly normal speed.

The border between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland has no demarcation. The speed limit signs look pretty much the same - just the numbers change. There are no units presented on the signs. Driving North at 50KPH I encountered signs saying '30' and slowed down to a comparative crawl of 30KPH - wondering for a bit why everyone was passing me. It took about 30 seconds for me to figure out we had, 'crossed over' - about the same time the GPS figured it out too and flipped units.

I knew that there would not be a formal border checkpoint, but I had expected there to at least be a sign saying, "Welcome to ****!" But - there was nothing visual to indicate the border going in either direction. The part that the border 'is no big deal' was great. But - if you're going to switch units on a road on an island, would it hurt to put some units on the first couple of signs in each direction?
30 is not a typical speed used with Kmh... 40,50 are now used to slow you down near schools 60,80 and 100 are the most common open road speeds.... at least here in Australia. some highways go up to 110 on longer stretches ...
 

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Here in Germany 30 km/h is the go to slow-you-down speed, standard in towns and such is 50, on some streets 60 or 70 is explicitly allowed, outside towns and such 100, and on the Autobahn you may do Mach 7 or whatever, if you can.
[doublepost=1552397165,1552396599][/doublepost]Oh, I missed the point, I guess.
Speed signs you may see here: 10, 20, 30, 50, 60, 70, 80, 100, 120, <no limit>.
The latter looking like that

It may have the content of the restrictive sign it cancels greyed out, if it's meant to be more specific.
 

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most suburbs are 40 here too , not that most slow down . suburban streets used to be 60 and too many people still go that fast. in the Northern Territory it used to be unlimited on the main north south highway but i think in recent years that has been limited to 140. fastest road legal speed in Australia.
 

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Regarding the carpenters, I meant there would still be doors available fitting the x-inch-measurements - just for there would be the need for them, or out of tradition.
Maybe, but I would rather look to the things that have changed already. Bags of sugar are now stated as being 450g which is slightly smaller than a traditional imperial pound, but close enough, although more recently they seem to have become 500g due to larger bags simplifying to 1kg (rather than 900g) and even bigger ones becoming 2kg (rather than 1.8kg). Beer bottles used to be pint sized (some 568ml to the nearest ml), but are far more commonly 500ml these days, in the other direction.

I suspect the same will happen to doors in time. A 76cm door will fit a 30 inch frame with only an extra 2mm on the gap at the bottom, and presumably a smaller gap at the latch side which is unlikely to cause any problems in latching. Granted, if you were building a frame for an older 30 inch door and you assumed it was 76cm, depending on how close to the standard the door was, it won't fit, but it's a poor carpetenter who makes a door frame without measuring the door first.

Maybe windows would be a better example, but as far as I've found those are generally specifically cut to size by the glazer, because the holes in building can and are in practice almost any size and shape.
 

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If you want to be precise, the imperial system looses that first advantage.
In some sense, Fahrenheit is more "precise" than Celsius, since each degree of Celsius is 1.8 degrees of Fahrenheit. i prefer this extra precision if we are only allowed whole numbers for setting the thermostat. (it is the reverse for inches and cm, obviously).

but the limit of this argument are units that are infinitesimal, which is obviously not ideal. i do think that Fahrenheit, with the idea of putting reasonable things within the range 0-100 (general range of temperatures experienced by humans), is nice.

km/h is another more precise unit of measurement compared to mph, but here i feel like it is unnecessary precision, since highway speeds exceed 100 km/h (80 mph = 129 km/h), and neighborhood speeds (25 mph) are already way up at 40 km/h.

of course i may have inherited bias...
 

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That I've been was so long ago, I have no feel for Australia's size no more. But I remember that the flight there in economy class was torturously long.
 

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Then you get into perceptual measures.
In the US, 100 miles is a short distance and 100 years is a long time.
In Europe, 100 miles is a long distance and 100 years is a short time;
 

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I knew that there would not be a formal border checkpoint, but I had expected there to at least be a sign saying, "Welcome to ****!" But - there was nothing visual to indicate the border going in either direction. The part that the border 'is no big deal' was great. But - if you're going to switch units on a road on an island, would it hurt to put some units on the first couple of signs in each direction?
Apparently some roads have them:

roi_ni_speed_limit_border.jpg
 

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That's not how the meme goes. Here is a proper example:
View attachment 32322


Any chance of updating your avatar back to non-snowing?

I feel like this interview is applicable to Pyra, here and there replace China with Greece and you've got an up-to-date one...
https://techuman.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/interview-at-michael-mrozek-co-founder-of-openpandora/

I was basically trying to make a joke, instead of show me your boobies tifa, show me your pyra or something, I was probably intoxicated or hung over
 
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One suggestion on heat dissipation - have holes drilled on the plastic casing for air to circulate in and out of the case freely.
Take a week off on the carribean Islands and kill a few pina coladas. Looks like the project is finally done
 

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He has? I've seen no information to state they've made and he's been able to look at new cases with the lugs included in the right places. I'm pretty sure I saw the video he'd made for them listing all of the case improvements just to bring them to the level of the pandora cases less than a month ago, although I didn't check when he released it to be fair.
 
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