Yet those idiotic and ambiguous associations also happen to be put together in such a way as to make them infinitely more useful than the metric system. If you want to take something in metric and halve it repeatedly, you have to go down a measurement every single time, even if you start out with a whole unit.

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A Base twelve metric system to people who understand base twelve actually would be used by the american public, and every other application, because it would have all the strengths of the imperial system, namely being able to easily and effortlessly divide and multiply by 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, 1/9, and 1/12, while also…

Actually, an R(twelve) based metric would be both simpler and more convenient than any other measuring system I know of. there'd be general approximations for every single imperial unit, and we'd still be able to shift points and multiply and divide by powers of 10 like mad to convert everything easily. It would…

I do rather agree with this, so many problems seem to be caused by trying to make it unique and different and easily distinguishable from everything we've ever developed in history. A quarter til is just as valid in baseR as baseX, as is a half past. We'd also probably be more comfortable with thirds, which hit 4 and…

The thing about this is they're all standard units of measure developed independently that, for some reason, use a base other than the one all our numbers are in. Yes, sometimes they use sixteen instead, but that's also not ten. Also, 360(x) is primarily made up of twos until it gets to 45(x), then it has two threes…

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I absolutely agree, base 10 and the metric system are the way to go, however, 10 should have two more units to it than it currently does. I don't refer to it as base 12 for the same reason I don't refer to the decimal system as base 1010. However, base 10 should have two more units than it currently does. Then people…