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HalfMooner
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Posted - 10/21/2012 :  03:00:58   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by ThorGoLucky

Originally posted by Boron10

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 10/23/2012 :  10:08:01   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
If I were to say I measured the air temperature at -40 degrees, what temperature scale must I be using?

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Dave W.
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Posted - 10/23/2012 :  11:04:48   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

If I were to say I measured the air temperature at -40 degrees, what temperature scale must I be using?
But... scales measure weight...

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moakley
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Posted - 10/23/2012 :  12:05:17   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send moakley a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by HalfMooner

If I were to say I measured the air temperature at -40 degrees, what temperature scale must I be using?
But... scales measure weight...
No, no, no. Scales are thin bony plates protecting the skin of a fish.

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 10/23/2012 :  12:29:54   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Okay, nitpickers. Celsius, Kelvin or Fahrenheit?

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Boron10
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Posted - 10/23/2012 :  12:51:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Boron10 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Okay, nitpickers. Celsius, Kelvin or Fahrenheit?
Don't forget Rankine!
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Boron10
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Posted - 10/23/2012 :  12:52:25   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Boron10 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Boron10

Originally posted by HalfMooner

Okay, nitpickers. Celsius, Kelvin or Fahrenheit?
Don't forget Rankine!
Anyway, that's a trick question, eh? Fahrenheit and Celcius are the same at -40, aren't they?
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HalfMooner
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Posted - 10/23/2012 :  12:55:27   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Boron10

Originally posted by Boron10

Originally posted by HalfMooner

Okay, nitpickers. Celsius, Kelvin or Fahrenheit?
Don't forget Rankine!
Anyway, that's a trick question, eh? Fahrenheit and Celcius are the same at -40, aren't they?
Bingo!

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sailingsoul
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Posted - 10/23/2012 :  12:55:29   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by HalfMooner

Okay, nitpickers. Celsius, Kelvin or Fahrenheit?
You took the reading, what scale was it based on. Technically, any three could have been used. Especially how you didn't even say what air you were measuring.

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HalfMooner
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Posted - 10/23/2012 :  12:57:34   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send HalfMooner a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by sailingsoul

Originally posted by HalfMooner

Okay, nitpickers. Celsius, Kelvin or Fahrenheit?
You took the reading, what scale was it based on. Technically, any three could have been used. Especially how you didn't even say what air you were measuring.
Sigh. You could also have called me a liar, since I'd be measuring the temps here in the Philippines.

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Dave W.
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Posted - 10/23/2012 :  14:31:53   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
So a hunter leaves his house and walks a mile south, and then a mile west. He shoots a bear, then drags the bear a mile north and is back at his home. What color was the bear?

(Nitpickers: ignore the bloodstains.)

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Boron10
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Posted - 10/23/2012 :  15:09:38   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Boron10 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

So a hunter leaves his house and walks a mile south, and then a mile west. He shoots a bear, then drags the bear a mile north and is back at his home. What color was the bear?

(Nitpickers: ignore the bloodstains.)
There are no bears at the South Pole....

Edited to add: Technically, there are no bears *one mile from* the South Pole!
Edited by - Boron10 on 10/23/2012 15:52:14
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Dave W.
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Posted - 10/23/2012 :  16:12:44   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Boron10

There are no bears at the South Pole....
How could one walk south from the South Pole?

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Boron10
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Posted - 10/23/2012 :  16:21:57   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send Boron10 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Dave W.

Originally posted by Boron10

There are no bears at the South Pole....
How could one walk south from the South Pole?
Hence, my edit: The man starts just over one mile from the South pole, such that the circumference of the Earth is a mile once he starts heading West.

He walks south, circumnavigates the south pole, shoots the bear, and returns home.
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Dave W.
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Posted - 10/23/2012 :  21:19:03   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by Boron10

Hence, my edit: The man starts just over one mile from the South pole, such that the circumference of the Earth is a mile once he starts heading West.

He walks south, circumnavigates the south pole, shoots the bear, and returns home.
But there are no bears on Antarctica, so how does this answer the question?

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