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 -