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LOL Active Resistance to Metrification. Really?

Discussion in 'General' started by Cptn-Inafinus, 30 Jul 2011.

  1. Cptn-Inafinus

    Cptn-Inafinus Member

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    Click here for cringe.

    I have not been on bit-tech in a long long while and I am sure plenty has changed. But when I saw this, I knew the ever hungry need for cringey idiocy would remain strong at BT towers.

    Fire away lads and laddettes.
     
  2. Guest-23315

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    I don't geddit?

     
  3. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    Swastika brick?????????
     
  4. Psycho

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    Internet Nazis.
     
  5. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    The swastika was and is used for representing various ideas all over the world for thousands of years. Just because the Nazi party used it for a brief approximately 15 year period, should not immediately link the symbol to them when it is seen.
    Therefore there is nothing 'cringe worthy' about it. It's period, context and cultural meaning need to be taken into account, rather than jumping to a incorrect conclusion.
    Clearly the brick in the picture was for some other meaning, and has nothing to do with the Nazi party. Their only use of an elongated diamond was for the youth corps, and the position of the swastika is incorrect for that, as it is square rather than square diamond orientation.
     
  6. EvilMerc

    EvilMerc Well-Known Member

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    I don't get what the picture has to do with fighting metrification though?
     
  7. Bloody_Pete

    Bloody_Pete Technophile

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    Its a acient symbol for the sun I believe...
     
  8. Psycho

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    I believe it was a symbol representing light and goodness, something Hitler based his actions on, such as "Making this a better world". Ironic how it turned out.
     
  9. Ending Credits

    Ending Credits Bunned

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    There is a very similar buddhist symbol but it rotates the other way.
     
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    Buddhist goes to the right, Swastika to the left.
     
  11. Cptn-Inafinus

    Cptn-Inafinus Member

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    Absolutely nothing to do with the Swatstika. Just a massive fail on my part... The deep readings into my post amused me immensely however! Check your posts kids.

    This was what I wanted to show you all!
     
  12. EvilMerc

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    So, in essence, a group of nationalists by the looks of it?
     
  13. M7ck

    M7ck Ⓜod Ⓜaster

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    aaaaarggggghhhhh a diy website from the 90's, it hurts my eyes
     
  14. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    That is even worse than the nazi brick...
     
  15. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    So, basically its a bunch of old people who have nothing better to do?
     
  16. Black Tiger

    Black Tiger Chineapple Punks

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    exactly what i thought
     
  17. Showerhead

    Showerhead New Member

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    I think they read the daily mail too much.
     
  18. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    They could just move to USA, Liberia or Burma and live in non metric weights and measures bliss.
     
  19. SMIFFYDUDE

    SMIFFYDUDE Supermodders on my D

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    I assume they only want pre decimal donations. Stupid old idiots.

    How about we contact the chairman and send him on missions across the home counties to sort out metric signs that don't exist.
     
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  20. Wicked_Sludge

    Wicked_Sludge My eyes! The goggles do nothing!

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    pff...dont i wish. you british and your damn metric system have been slowly infiltrating the purity that is the US measurements system for years. it only make sense that you have 12 inches in a foot, 3 feet in a yard, and 1,760 yards in a mile.

    maybe i should contact the fine folks at ARM about opening up a US headquarters....
     

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