Using Google to convert measurements

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Using Google to convert measurements

Post by GingerBreadMan » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:23 pm

Here's a handy tip. I use google.com to convert litres, quarts, gallons, etc.

Go to http://www.google.com" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow and type in

4 litres in quarts

in the search field. Google will convert this measurement for you. Works for temperature, weight, etc. If your browser has Google search built in the toolbar, you can type it in there as well.
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Post by As-Ol-Joe » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:30 pm

Here is what I use and keep on my desk top.
http://www.worldwidemetric.com/metcal.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
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Post by new_moonshiner » Sat Mar 01, 2008 7:49 pm

here is what i use offline.
http://www.filesweb.com/easy_unit_converter.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

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Post by Froggy » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:29 pm

This is what I use:

http://joshmadison.com/software/convert/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

Download and and run when required. Converts just about everything.

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Post by punkin » Sat Mar 01, 2008 9:58 pm

i use this one.
http://convert-me.com/en/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
Converts everything including money.

Has a popup that my browser blocks.

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Post by HookLine » Sat Mar 01, 2008 10:36 pm

And here's some more:

http://www.digitaldutch.com/unitconverter/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
http://www.onlineconversion.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
http://www.flw.com/convertor/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
http://www.sciencemadesimple.com/conversions.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
http://people.virginia.edu/~rmf8a/convert.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
http://www.sengpielaudio.com/calculator-ohm.htm" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow
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Post by Husker » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:21 am

I use this one

http://members.cox.net/jfoug/convert_v1_00.zip" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

It happened to be my first C# test program :) It has conversions to many strange formats, but can "hide" them so they dont clutter the app. It allows you to add "new" conversion (you have to know the proper scale based upon what the default value is for the measurement type.

Note For this to run, you will have to have .Net runtime installed (probably 2.0). It have already been installed on your system, from other applications.

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Post by Nykter » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:15 pm

Sorry, I cant just resist it:

Stay metric, and you can do (almost) all conversions you need in your head.

Heard that nowadays there are only two countires in the world thats not officialy metric. USA and one of its earlier enemies, think it was Libya, but not sure on that. Actually I´m not sure that this is true anyway...

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Post by rad14701 » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:34 pm

Nykter wrote:Sorry, I cant just resist it:

Stay metric, and you can do (almost) all conversions you need in your head.

Heard that nowadays there are only two countires in the world thats not officialy metric. USA and one of its earlier enemies, think it was Libya, but not sure on that. Actually I´m not sure that this is true anyway...

:D
If memory serves me correctly, the US was supposed to convert to metrics by the early 80's... But, due to arrogance, ignorance, or defiance, it hasn't happened yet... Why would we want to do things the easy way...??? :roll:

I use an assortment of conversion applications, depending on what I'm working on at the time...

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nah

Post by Uncle Jesse » Sun Mar 02, 2008 12:49 pm

Fahrenheit does just fine for me. Learn to think outside base 10.
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Post by Old_Blue » Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:18 pm

But, due to arrogance, ignorance, or defiance, it hasn't happened yet
None of these. Well, maybe defiance.

If they started teaching this now, the up coming generation could handle it but they got to wait until all of us old timers that didn't learn it from an early age has died out.
Why would we want to do things the easy way.

I use metric every day but usually have to think about it or figure it out on paper or a calculator where I can do inches, feet, yards, quarts, gallons, tablespoon, teaspoon, cups, etc..in my head. I guess it just the opposite for the rest of the world but that is what they were brought up on.
What I'm saying is it is not easier for me so I don't have any benefit from using metric.

Wish I had learned it earlier
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Post by Nykter » Sun Mar 02, 2008 1:35 pm

Old_Blue wrote: If they started teaching this now, the up coming generation could handle it but they got to wait until all of us old timers that didn't learn it from an early age has died out.
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I use metric every day but usually have to think about it or figure it out on paper or a calculator where I can do inches, feet, yards, quarts, gallons, tablespoon, teaspoon, cups, etc..in my head. I guess it just the opposite for the rest of the world but that is what they were brought up on.
Know what you mean. To and from the last 25 years I have read (mostly) American papers, books and now web sites, using non-metric units, and it still doesnt make any sense at all without converting the units.

Farenheit is the worst. What on earth was he thinking? Take a look at wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farenheit. I'm a little proud of my compatriot Anders Celcius there..

Btw, according to wikipedia its Burma, Liberia and USA that hasn't officially adopted the metric system.

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Post by HookLine » Sun Mar 02, 2008 4:10 pm

You mean even North Korea has gone metric?
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Post by punkin » Sun Mar 02, 2008 8:27 pm

HookLine wrote:You mean even North Korea has gone metric?
That's amazing!











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Post by Nykter » Mon Mar 03, 2008 12:33 pm

Just quoting wikipedia...

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Post by RadicalEd1 » Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:31 pm

Heh, as an engineering student pretty much everything I do is in metric...the units just make too much sense :p.

Google calculator is also pretty great; it can handle some symbolic algebra as well. I got a kick out of this a few days ago:

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Re: Using Google to convert measurements

Post by levonen » Mon Jun 02, 2008 10:00 am

I made a simple and good weight, temperature and volume converter (between metric, US imperial and UK imperial). Could be downloaded here:
http://www.dragog.com/wvtconvert.exe


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Re: Using Google to convert measurements

Post by Fecus » Sun Aug 09, 2009 3:09 am

I hate metrics :lol: and any math in general :lol:

As for temperature/weather, we use a little rock tied to a string hanging from a limb. If the rock is wet, it's rainy. Ice on it means it's cold and if it moves the wind's blowin :mrgreen:

Sorry...thanks for the handy conversion places :D

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Re: Using Google to convert measurements

Post by Hawke » Sun Aug 09, 2009 9:39 am

I use Microsoft's Calculator Plus whenever I need to convert stuff from metric to U.S. redneck. :roll: :mrgreen:
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Re: Using Google to convert measurements

Post by Kidnapper2 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:52 am

I use http://www.wolframalpha.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;" rel="nofollow

I honestly believe this is the smartest website there is. I have 2 university chemistry students who swear by this site. It gives you what you ask and a lot more.

Example, if you type in 26l = gallons. This is what you get:
6.868 gallons
109.9 cups (canadian cup conversion available with a highlight button to click on)
54.95 pints
27.47 quarts
0.9182 ft3 cubic feet
5.719 uk gallons
0.026 m3 cubic meters
26 000 cm3 cubic centimeters

then a whole mess of formulas for mass and such.

awesome site for any information you seek
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Re: Using Google to convert measurements

Post by mensdomain » Sun Apr 22, 2012 12:10 pm

If you use Win 7 the calulator does converisons

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Re: Using Google to convert measurements

Post by RumRaider » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:24 pm

mensdomain wrote:If you use Win 7 the calulator does converisons
+1. just open it and then hit "view" and "unit conversion"

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Re: Using Google to convert measurements

Post by jimmyjames1981 » Sat Jun 09, 2012 2:49 pm

what so hard in converting standard??? I can convert all standard measurements in my head, from teaspoon to gallon, inches to feet, miles, fraction to decimal, bla bla bla, we dont need to convert our shit to metric, seems to me that everything built in metric are piles of shit products from overseas

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Re: Using Google to convert measurements

Post by Dnderhead » Sat Jun 09, 2012 3:47 pm

Sorry but this is a international forum.

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Post by contrahead » Thu Jun 05, 2014 8:05 am

Nykter wrote:
Farenheit is the worst. What on earth was he thinking? Take a look at wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Farenheit. I'm a little proud of my compatriot Anders Celcius there..
He was a German-Dutch physicist who in 1724 was thinking that it made perfect sense to divide the range between the freezing and boiling points of water into 180 equal parts. Eighteen years later in 1742 a Swedish astronomer comes along and copies his idea but divides that range into only 100 equal parts. Fact is, that Fahrenheit offers more useful whole integers to describe temperature, before resorting to decimals.

The Celsius scale actually predates the metric system. This blog post http://cactusbush.wordpress.com/2014/04 ... he-masses/ examines some of the totalitarian snobbery associated with the process metrification (which by now is largely complete). American schools have been teaching the metric system for 50 years. Should Americans however, accept metrification in its entirety?
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