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# The Shed 3

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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 07:24 PM

The actual measured units (fl.oz.) are different in the states.
So, any wee tricks that I know wouldn't work in the US because the relative sizes are different.

I've just had a quick look, and nearest I can figure...

To get millilitres you would multiply the US fl.oz. by 29.6?

I would suggest multiplying the fl.oz. by 30 ( the nearest whole number)

So, 6 fl.oz. = (6x30)ml = 180ml
25 fl.oz = (25x30)ml = 750ml
100 fl.oz. = (100x30)ml = 3000ml = 3litres -ish!! (within about 1.5% accuracy)

The other way round...

To get US fl.oz. from Litres (or millilitres)
1 Litre = 1000ml = 34fl.oz. So, you would multiply the Litres by 34 to get fl.oz.
so
0.5L = 500ml = (0.5 x 34) = 17fl.oz.
0.25L = 250ml = (0.25 x 34) = 8.5fl.oz.
and
5L = 5000ml = (5 x 34) = 170fl.oz.

That's not so easy, but is quite accurate.

G

posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 07:26 PM

originally posted by: crappiekat
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Gordi, I am not an uneducated fool. I just suck at Math.

Can you brake it down. Or are we talking two languages?

This is gonna be so simple, I am gonna kill myself................

Which part kat?

posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 07:27 PM
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Gordi, I give you One Million stars for your post.

But the truth is, I am just being too dumb to get it.

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 07:37 PM

It's okay Kat! It is a disorder...a legitimate thing...I suffer from it as well.
Dyscalculia

posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 07:41 PM

Simplified version:

To get cm from inches, just multiply the amount of inches by 2 and a half.

To get inches from cm, just remember that every 10cm is 4 inches.

To get millilitres from fluid ounces, just multiply the fl.oz. by 30.

To get fluid ounces from Litres, just multiply the amount of Litres by 34.

PS - If it helps? there are automatic converters online.... EG fl oz to LitresHERE
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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 07:47 PM
Well, I'm afraid it's past my bedtime!

Goodnight shedlings!
Don't think too hard about those conversions!

Gx

posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 07:47 PM

It is none of my business apparently all though I am schooled in both systems. But you are not being foolish and it is complicated, very. even with a Masters degree and accounting background it was/is hard for me. Perhaps because I find it utterly illogical.
Ok, you have to make visual assessment as far as I understand? Carry a tape measurer with you at all times and look at it, measure things, write it down, feel it. If you have to make cross over comparisons carry two, Metric and Imperial.
Hang them side by side on your fridge, saturate your senses with them.

We had to memorize, calculate and create hundreds of recipe's in our sleep. Not only recipe's but use, weight and seasons of thousands of types of produce.
I am trying to encourage you here. You can do it. Take baby steps, one millimeter at a time.
BTW I hate math, I failed all through school but still managed to ace when I had hands on experience. Math is not "normal".

This is like building a brick wall.
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posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 08:01 PM
a reply to: Gordi The Drummer

Thank youGordi

I am tired and I am frustraded.

I am going to go take a bath, and I am going to think about what you have tried to teach me tonight.

I will have a good time tonight. But, when my dream's come. They will be scary and victorious.

I will figure this out.

Thank's for the time you have spent to help me.

It mean's alot to me.

posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 08:31 PM
OMG, Wis, what is that unusual animal in your avatar? It looks like a mix between a bear a dog and I don't know what! LOL Cute bugger whatever it is.

Kat I suck at math too.

And Gordi, That stuff you posted with centimeters ...WTH???? My brain hurts! LOL

Bird, LOVE the avatar!!!!!!!

posted on Mar, 29 2016 @ 08:47 PM
Bird, did I just see on another thread it was your Hubbies Birthday???

Happy Birthday to Hubby from the shed and Sheddites!
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posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 12:54 AM
Ok, we are up to page 388 and it's making me nervous. LOL We will be moving soon people. I shall leave bread crumbs or rather a glitter trail for you all to follow when we move to The Shed 4. Can you believe it, we will soon be on our 4th incarnation??? That is a LOT of posts and years of a lot of love and dedication. Congratulations Sheddites, my warriors of light! You have all contributed to making this place what it is and what it is is something pretty damned special if you ask me. Thank you one and all from the bottom of my heart, for being here, for being who you are, for all the love and laughter...Thank you!

posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 01:44 AM

originally posted by: Skid Mark
I saw a video the other day that reminded me of you.

Be careful out there.

I would really like to know just exactly what the hell the guy and the operator of the commuter train were thinking by him standing there. He had to no more than a foot or so away from an active mainline. If he would have been paying any attention to if anything was approaching from behind. He could have seen that other guy breathing up his ass. It's crap like this why I don't wear hearing protection and why I carry a scanner when I'm out train watching.

originally posted by: Night Star

The ghosts or pixies are it again! I would have said hello and posted a reply, but I swear I did not see you when you posted!!!!!!!! I wasn't ignoring you Chooch. Hello and sorry I missed you earlier. When I saw someone replied to you, I had to go check back and see where the hell you posted.

It must be those damn ghosts once again!! I can't say much of anything about missing or just not seeing posts either. Hell I had to go back and dig through what Skid Mark sent me. Then again, I don't really post all that much on ATS in general.

originally posted by: Martin75
Hey sweetie!!! Oh what a fun idea!! I actually have a new song I am wearing out right now.

Hey darling!!! I guess I'm not the only one who thinks it's a good idea!! I've been wearing a few songs out myself and a few of them don't even have lyrics!

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posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 01:54 AM
Is the scanner like the type people use to pick up police and fire calls? I take it that you know which track to avoid and when a train's coming through because of broadcasts on one. That's cool.

posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 02:03 AM
Chooch and Skid, you guys are up late, or way too early. LOL I'm still not sleepy enough to go to bed!

posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 02:05 AM

It's the very same ones you can use to monitor police, fire, and EMS traffic over the air. I hear what track they are on and I make sure to stay at least fifteen feet away from whichever main track is active. Where I'm on mostly double track mainlines rail fanning most of the time. I have a scanner to warn me if there is one coming on the opposite main in either the opposite or same direction as the previous train. That way I'll know whether or not I need to move or stay put.

It's only three in the morning mom!!!!!! LOL It's actually pretty late and I need to start going to bed at a decent hour. That's so I don't sleep until one in the afternoon!!
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posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 02:06 AM
My sweety is working and I'm waiting until she's off, in case she gets data and can talk. I'm giving her an hour just in case and then off to dreamland.

posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 02:07 AM
Good deal. At least you're safe. How did you get into this, if you don't mind my asking?

posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 02:07 AM

Awwww, sweet.

posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 02:08 AM
I bet Chooch, that you were into trains from a young age. Yes?

posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 02:16 AM

originally posted by: Skid Mark
Good deal. At least you're safe. How did you get into this, if you don't mind my asking?

I got started into the hobby thanks to my dad. He got me started on them, I would say, around about the time I turned two or three years old. Every great once in a while he get out and watch them with me nowadays. Guess I get to continue the tradition since I've gotten my two year old nephew watching them now.

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