tommy525 wrote:Think Facebook is going to change this? Change the way the ROC counts its years? Doubt it.
jidanni wrote:民國改公元紀元 is a Facebook Page one can join to support getting rid of the ROC Year (99) system, in favor of just using the International (2010) system.
tommy525 wrote:Yes exactly , its stupid and IM sure the ROC got it from the Japanese emporer thing. DUmb and should be changed. We should all be on 2010 but lets get the USA to drop its stupid imperial system and go with metric while we are at it. Even the ENGLISH have dropped the Imperial, but the former colony USA still goes with it.
NASA wrote:The shuttles that NASA uses to fly to space currently use measurements in the form of pounds and feet as opposed to the more widely adopted meters and newtons. The upcoming shuttle replacement will continue to use the imperial measurement system because it would cost NASA $370 million dollars to convert to the "'International System' of units".
In 2009 a launch to put a shuttle into orbit costs approximately $759 million dollars and to spend half the budget of a launch to convert units of measure can not be justified because it will produce no gain for the agency or the shuttle occupants.
To convert to a new system of measurement is not as easy as it sounds. NASA has formulas crafted in Excel that are thousands of lines long that are able to give measurement and predictions in almost any type of circumstance. Changing such formulas and re-verifying their accuracy is a long timely process that no one at NASA wants to undertake.
NASA's Constellation program will replace the aging shuttle in the next decade but an exact timeframe has not been set as the testing of a new rocket system will take years to perfect in order to give our astronauts the safest possible journey to the heavens above.
tommy525 wrote:Yes exactly , its stupid and IM sure the ROC got it from the Japanese emporer thing.
jashsu wrote:tommy525 wrote:Yes exactly , its stupid and IM sure the ROC got it from the Japanese emporer thing.
The fuck? The Minguo calendar numbers the first year in Gregorian 1912 CE because that is the year of the founding of the Republic of China, not anything related to the Japanese.
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