The Google Hangout Q&A – 6/11/2013

This week, we try something a bit different. Adam and Will hop on a Google Hangout to answer questions live, as they’re submitted from folks in the audience. Topics discussed included Google Glass, the NSA, Adam’s box obsession, the ultimate bug-out bag, and a whole lot more.

14 thoughts on “The Google Hangout Q&A – 6/11/2013”

1. Anonymous says:

I really liked this Q&A and would love to have more of these 🙂

2. Anonymous says:

Really enjoyed this, and it seems as if it could provide a good source of topics for future episodes of “Still Untitled” as well 🙂

3. Anonymous says:

Anywhere in the world? He’d just have to get to M5 Industries; he should be able to do just about anything he needs to do from there.

4. Anonymous says:

Speaking of the metric system, I’d like to see the world start using metric time. 10 hours in a day, 100 minutes in an hour, and 100 seconds in a minute. It makes a lot more sense than 24, 60, 60.

5. Anonymous says:

Ninefingers

Speaking of the metric system, I’d like to see the world start using metric time. 10 hours in a day, 100 minutes in an hour, and 100 seconds in a minute. It makes a lot more sense than 24, 60, 60.

There are currently 86,400 seconds in a day, so you would make a second last 0.864 current seconds in order to fit 100,000 seconds into one rotation of the Earth?

6. Anonymous says:

There are currently 86,400 seconds in a day, so you would make a second last 0.864 current seconds in order to fit 100,000 seconds into one rotation of the Earth?

Precisely! I have a desktop widget that displays metric time, and the seconds are slightly shorter. Fun fact: There have been attempts at metric time in France, but it never caught on, just out of stubbornness.

7. Anonymous says:

I was at school just as the UK switched to metric, so I have an equal appreciation of the old English and metric units. Having said that, these days I’m fine with litres and metres and kilograms etc because I can visualise them, but for some reason I just can’t visualise a kilometre. I always find myself converting it into miles and I don’t know why. Just thought – maybe it’s because you can actually hold something that’s a kilogram/metre/ litre but a kilometre of anything is a bit unwieldy 🙂

8. Anonymous says:

Shrdlu Also aren’t road distances are still measured in Miles in the UK? I suspect since it would be trickier to force everyone to install metric speedometers in their cars than to have merchants go to metric units. :p

9. Anonymous says:

Adam wears STREET by 50 Over-Ear Wired Earphones and only drinks Mythbusters brand cola.

10. Anonymous says:

Ninefingers Let’s not forget Swatch and their Internet time, the day divided by 1000 pieces.

11. Anonymous says:

Thanks, it helps me remember what the 4th most popular English letter is 😉

Yeah road distances are still shown in miles & that helps to keep distances visualised in miles, think you’re right. It’s the last “old” unit still in use; speedometers do show mph but also km/h on a smaller scale, but no-one really reads it though.

12. Anonymous says:

Shrdlu I never drove when I lived in England, London traffic didn’t seem like the place to get familiar with driving on the “wrong” side of the road… :p

13. Anonymous says:

From what I hear London is a bad place to drive for the natives too 😉

14. Anonymous says:

Shrdlu Not surprising, a 1000 year old city with millions of people. :p

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