Inspired by this thread
, where it was stated by the DHS that '"international standards are not necessarily applicable" to the US' I was wondering, what things have international standards which are ignored by one country.
I'm thinking of things like the metric system, famously used by everyone except the US and Burma. Are there other similar cases?
posted by Just this guy, y'know
on Oct 25, 2013 -
Is there some measure or standard way of quantifying how hilly or a flat a city is, or some other area is? Can you say San Francisco is 4.9 hillybits while Houston is only 0 hillybits?
posted by sien
on Mar 19, 2013 -
My daughter's science homework is driving me crazy. It's one of these crossword puzzle deals. She's filled the entire thing out save one answer, and as I'm 30 I'm somewhat shamed that I cannot seem to answer a 6th grade science question. Maybe you can help. [more inside]
posted by kbanas
on Sep 29, 2010 -
A public restroom at work has a Grohe Eurosmart Faucet
(part #32709) with a 2.2 gpm aerator. According to the plumbing supply place where we bought it, the aerator is metric & therefore difficult to find a lower gpm version. Grohe customer service has not responded to my question, and my googling hasn't yielded many useful leads... So where can I get a .5 or 1 gpm metric aerator or aerator insert to fit that faucet? [more inside]
posted by jenmakes
on Nov 17, 2009 -
Yet another baking question...this time I'm looking to figure out some good recipes to bake in Northern Europe [more inside]
posted by melissam
on Aug 27, 2008 -
I'm interested in aspects of benchmarking with the help of UNIX's
, specifically, what
times correspond to, within the functional context of the system and the tested application. [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon
on Mar 4, 2008 -
What kind of web stats can I provide my bosses, to satisfy their hunger for "measurable stats" but avoid going down a rathole and losing focus? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Feb 23, 2008 -
What are the lyrics of the Metric song Police and the Private
about? Drug addiction? Prostitution? Post-9/11 security? I have listened to it 50 times and it's driving me completely nuts; I can't figure it out. The last lines seems to undo the above meanings.
posted by luriete
on Nov 23, 2006 -
I want to Think Metric! I'm an American who wants to get on par with the rest of the world. What are ways I can start to mentally convert from inches, pounds, and Fahrenheit to centimeters, kilograms, and Celsius. [more inside]
posted by jazon
on Aug 17, 2005 -
I'm looking to buy a children's cookbook for a young friend in Canada, but the only one I could find on Amazon.com or Google that explicitly stated it had metric measurements (Children's Quick And Easy Cookbook by Angela Wilkes) looked a little too advanced for the kid's tastes. Can anyone recommend a good one with metric measurements, basic cooking terminology, and kitchen safety tips?
Oh, and heavy on the cookie recipes...
posted by Soliloquy
on Dec 31, 2003 -