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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.

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

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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 🙂

  7. 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

    Also, love your username. 😉

  8. 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.

  9. 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

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