Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.


View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
Hmm, what to write...
1018 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 528

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1350258 23-Jul-2015 10:38
Send private message

Jase2985:
a UK table spoon is 15ml, in NZ its 20ml, thats twice as big.


um...




Matthew


8662 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2980

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1350261 23-Jul-2015 10:40
Send private message

networkn:
Jase2985:
Geektastic:

Eating utensils can cause confusion - for instance, in a UK recipe, a tablespoon is about twice as big as the same word means in a NZ recipe!


in the UK they use gallons and in the US they also use gallons and they are a different measurement, oh no how will we ever cope.

a UK table spoon is 15ml, in NZ its 20ml, thats twice as big.


Is there a need for sarcasm in this thread?



totally because he seems to think everything should be as it is in the UK, when NZ is a completly different country and has its own standards

 
 
 
 


8662 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2980

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1350262 23-Jul-2015 10:40
Send private message

mdooher:
Jase2985:
a UK table spoon is 15ml, in NZ its 20ml, thats twice as big.


um...


i guess you missed the sarcasm there

20421 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6263

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1350265 23-Jul-2015 10:49
Send private message

Jase2985:
networkn:
Jase2985:
Geektastic:

Eating utensils can cause confusion - for instance, in a UK recipe, a tablespoon is about twice as big as the same word means in a NZ recipe!


in the UK they use gallons and in the US they also use gallons and they are a different measurement, oh no how will we ever cope.

a UK table spoon is 15ml, in NZ its 20ml, thats twice as big.


Is there a need for sarcasm in this thread?



totally because he seems to think everything should be as it is in the UK, when NZ is a completly different country and has its own standards


Is he not entitled to his own opinions just as you are to yours? It's not exactly an unreasonable thing he is suggesting surely?  Perhaps if it's bothering you so much, you could unsubscribe from the thread?

20421 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6263

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1350268 23-Jul-2015 10:50
Send private message

Jase2985:
mdooher:
Jase2985:
a UK table spoon is 15ml, in NZ its 20ml, thats twice as big.


um...


i guess you missed the sarcasm there


Sarcasm in written format isn't particularly clear to see for everyone.

http://www.netmanners.com/27/stay-away-from-sarcasm-in-e-mail/

8662 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2980

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1350272 23-Jul-2015 10:53
One person supports this post
Send private message

networkn:
Is he not entitled to his own opinions just as you are to yours? It's not exactly an unreasonable thing he is suggesting surely?  Perhaps if it's bothering you so much, you could unsubscribe from the thread?


totally, but pretty much everything thread of his, hes wanting things to be like they were/are in the UK. you move to a different country you kinda have to live with what ever set of units/standards they have adopted :)

20421 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 6263

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1350276 23-Jul-2015 10:58
Send private message

Jase2985:
networkn:
Is he not entitled to his own opinions just as you are to yours? It's not exactly an unreasonable thing he is suggesting surely?  Perhaps if it's bothering you so much, you could unsubscribe from the thread?


totally, but pretty much everything thread of his, hes wanting things to be like they were/are in the UK. you move to a different country you kinda have to live with what ever set of units/standards they have adopted :)


Sure, I get that, my sister was much the same way when she got back, but from experience it goes away after a while, and even if it doesn't, your sarcasm and negative tone isn't likely to be the factor that changes his frame of mind, and just brings the thread down to a negative tone.

Your call, I'm not a moderator

 
 
 
 


Hmm, what to write...
1018 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 528

Trusted
Subscriber

  # 1350279 23-Jul-2015 11:01
Send private message

Jase2985:
networkn:
Jase2985:
Geektastic:

Eating utensils can cause confusion - for instance, in a UK recipe, a tablespoon is about twice as big as the same word means in a NZ recipe!


in the UK they use gallons and in the US they also use gallons and they are a different measurement, oh no how will we ever cope.

a UK table spoon is 15ml, in NZ its 20ml, thats twice as big.


Is there a need for sarcasm in this thread?



totally because he seems to think everything should be as it is in the UK, when NZ is a completly different country and has its own standards


TOG values are based on the SI standard of R values and are all about how "well" the Duvet or underlay works. In New Zealand we say how heavy it is... that's stupid. Geektastic is correct, we need proper standards. Either R values or TOG values or whatever but not some stupid weight system that dodgy manufactures can use to dupe unsuspecting buyers




Matthew


8662 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2980

Lifetime subscriber

  # 1350280 23-Jul-2015 11:04
Send private message

mdooher: TOG values are based on the SI standard of R values and are all about how "well" the Duvet or underlay works. In New Zealand we say how heavy it is... that's stupid. Geektastic is correct, we need proper standards. Either R values or TOG values or whatever but not some stupid weight system that dodgy manufactures can use to dupe unsuspecting buyers


it may be stupid but thats what NZ has adopted, i did mention earlier that he could try and get them to change the standard used. but someone else pointed out it costs to test the TOG values and i highly doubt many of the manufactures would want to pick up that cost.

so unless something changes its just something we have to live with unfortunately, and we just have to be more diligent and conduct our own research into what will work best for us

BDFL - Memuneh
63896 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 14367

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

2078 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 230

Subscriber

  # 1350333 23-Jul-2015 12:20
One person supports this post
Send private message

freitasm:
Jase2985: a UK table spoon is 15ml, in NZ its 20ml, thats twice as big.


And that's a problem... 20 is not twice as big as 15.


There is another problem too, a NZ standard table spoon is 15ml, it is Australia where it is 20ml.

BDFL - Memuneh
63896 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 14367

Administrator
Trusted
Geekzone
Lifetime subscriber

Mad Scientist
20465 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2790

Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

  # 1350372 23-Jul-2015 12:50
Send private message

I recall during days when I first left home. I opened a cook book and it called for 1 cubic cm of ginger. I was doing a maths and physics. I really made my flatmates (mature students which I'm very grateful to have flatted with!) ROTFL their AO




Swype on iOS is detrimental to accurate typing. Apologies in advance.


540 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 35


  # 1350377 23-Jul-2015 13:00
Send private message

mdooher:

TOG values are based on the SI standard of R values and are all about how "well" the Duvet or underlay works. In New Zealand we say how heavy it is... that's stupid. Geektastic is correct, we need proper standards. Either R values or TOG values or whatever but not some stupid weight system that dodgy manufactures can use to dupe unsuspecting buyers



But can you really relate how 'well' that duvet of 9.5 TOG will work for you - will it be too cold, or too warm?
So you use experience to tell yu what you like.

Same with gm/m2 - you know roughly what you want in winter, so get that - or take it out of the pack and have a feel of it.




1985 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 265


  # 1350378 23-Jul-2015 13:01
Send private message

networkn: I'd suggest eating utensils would also cause serious digestion issues! :) 


Is this not sarcasm too? :-)

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter and LinkedIn »



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

Dunedin selects Telensa to deliver smart street lighting for 15,000 LEDs
Posted 18-Jul-2019 10:21


Sprint announces a connected wallet card with built-in IoT support
Posted 18-Jul-2019 08:36


Educational tool developed at Otago makes international launch
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:57


Symantec introduces cloud access security solution
Posted 17-Jul-2019 21:48


New Zealand government unveils new digital service to make business easier
Posted 16-Jul-2019 17:35


Scientists unveil image of quantum entanglement
Posted 13-Jul-2019 06:00


Hackers to be challenged at University of Waikato
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:34


OPPO Reno Z now available in New Zealand
Posted 12-Jul-2019 21:28


Sony introduces WF-1000XM3 wireless headphones with noise cancellation
Posted 8-Jul-2019 16:56


Xero announces new smarter tools, push into the North American market
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:20


New report by Unisys shows New Zealanders want action by social platform companies and police to monitor social media sites
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:09


ASB adds Google Pay option to contactless payments
Posted 19-Jun-2019 17:05


New Zealand PC Market declines on the back of high channel inventory, IDC reports
Posted 18-Jun-2019 17:35


Air New Zealand uses drones to inspect aircraft
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:39


TCL Electronics launches its first-ever 8K TV
Posted 17-Jun-2019 15:18



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.


Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.