04-15-2008, 06:01 PM #52
04-15-2008, 08:10 PM #53
04-15-2008, 08:44 PM #54
i would say my weight in kilograms. or in grams if anyone prefers that. but never in newtons.
04-15-2008, 08:50 PM #55
and if she is girl, she probably thinks you are a geek and walks away!
04-15-2008, 09:43 PM #56
Any übernerd worth his salt knows that the Newtons can't hold an apple to the Oldtons, which were more heavier due to ultra high magnitude gravity (UHMG).
04-15-2008, 10:04 PM #57
when u weighting in something, u r already reading it in mass unit, ie kg or lbs. It is a hassle to compare newton because we don't know what other forces are acting on that object.
same reason why we dont say kelvin for temperature in normal purpose
Last edited by cooler; 04-15-2008 at 10:19 PM.
04-15-2008, 10:39 PM #58
unless you are from Mars, of course.
and of course if you go around telling everybody your weight in Newton, ppl probably think you are from Mars.
04-16-2008, 09:02 AM #59
04-16-2008, 09:08 AM #60
04-16-2008, 09:10 AM #61
04-16-2008, 11:00 AM #62
i think magiadam got carrried away with his new found knowledge of high school physics. Why talk about newton when mass data is more meaningful. If i give u mass data and u can't understand that, then i wonder who is ignorant and wrong.
04-16-2008, 12:13 PM #63
silly mistake by manufacturers....
they should make a much bigger sticker to indicates the weight.
hemisphere weight = X kN
pole weight = X kN
sea level weight = X kN
100m from sea level weight = X kN
300m from sea level weight = X kN
next time, when i want to buy steel bar, i will ask them to weight it at 1000m from sea level. cause they are charging me with weight, not mass......
BC is very good. other than teaching me badminton, i do learn other things...
04-16-2008, 12:53 PM #64
04-16-2008, 05:09 PM #65
04-16-2008, 09:28 PM #66
Whether it is more meaningful or not, therotically, you're wrong.
04-16-2008, 09:31 PM #67
04-16-2008, 09:41 PM #68
You're starting to sound like a troll, magiadam. Can you answer the query that people have been asking?
"What do you say when people ask how much you weigh?"
x Newtons, or x kgs? Either way, you're pinned down. Newtons, people think you're weird despite you think them ignorant, and if kgs, then you've just gone against your premise.
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