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Old August 7th, 2016, 01:03 AM   #34301
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Florida had these for a while in the late 80s. Pic is from a 1987 travel programme, but I don't know where in Flordia this short mention of "some places in Florida putting up familiar road signs for Europeans" was filmed though.

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Old August 7th, 2016, 04:43 PM   #34302
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How many cars could there be in the USA with metric speedometers?
I imagine even less than in the UK, so this looks a solution for a non-existent problem.

Are imported cars with metric speedometers legal to drive in the USA?

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Old August 7th, 2016, 06:14 PM   #34303
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It is very typical for US cars to have dual-reading speedometers with a secondary km/h scale, probably over 90% of cars are set up in such a way
Import rules for foreign cars are hard but tourists don't have to do anything
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Old August 7th, 2016, 07:17 PM   #34304
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I've just talked to a family from South Korea staying here in Ljubljana for a couple of days and man, these people are like from the Moon. Smiling all the time and extremely shy. Daughters were looking down in the floor and almost didn't shake hands with me, lol. I would understand if they were from North Korea.
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Old August 7th, 2016, 08:07 PM   #34305
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go bring them soju then will talk more
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Old August 8th, 2016, 01:56 AM   #34306
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How many cars could there be in the USA with metric speedometers?
I imagine even less than in the UK, so this looks a solution for a non-existent problem.

Are imported cars with metric speedometers legal to drive in the USA?
Speedometers on new cars in the UK have had to show kilometres since 1984. Apparently un some cars you can switch between kilometres and miles but normally speedometers are dual-reading.
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Old August 8th, 2016, 12:37 PM   #34307
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Cars with digital dashboard can be switched between km/h and mph, although this setting is not user-accessible on cars I have seen.
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Old August 8th, 2016, 04:44 PM   #34308
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Some areas in Italy have already Street View imagery from June 2016. That's a pretty fast upload.
https://www.google.it/maps/@45.67027...7i13312!8i6656
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In real life, electronic toll collection was first introduced in Bergen, Norway in 1986, and well into the 21th century many countries still struggle to implement it.

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Old August 8th, 2016, 06:31 PM   #34309
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I was surprised they updated a suburb of Madrid to that same date a few days ago. That was fast.
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Old August 9th, 2016, 02:13 PM   #34310
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Don't come to Huesca in the next few days, we've got mad. Also, this is a no rape zone, but not to the point of signing that at the entrance like Pamplona did.
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Old August 11th, 2016, 08:10 PM   #34311
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Old August 12th, 2016, 01:09 AM   #34312
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Old August 12th, 2016, 07:17 AM   #34313
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Old August 12th, 2016, 10:33 AM   #34314
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Old August 13th, 2016, 01:32 PM   #34315
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I've just talked to a family from South Korea staying here in Ljubljana for a couple of days and man, these people are like from the Moon. Smiling all the time and extremely shy. Daughters were looking down in the floor and almost didn't shake hands with me, lol. I would understand if they were from North Korea.
maybe shaking hands is something with their cultural habbits
last year we had some exhibition of photography from Iran in my city, some culture attaché from Iranian embassy came there, and we have lots of women in our city council. it was little bit funny but also uncomfortable to see him avoiding shaking hands with women (he was taking a bow instead )
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Old August 13th, 2016, 02:49 PM   #34316
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maybe shaking hands is something with their cultural habbits
last year we had some exhibition of photography from Iran in my city, some culture attaché from Iranian embassy came there, and we have lots of women in our city council. it was little bit funny but also uncomfortable to see him avoiding shaking hands with women (he was taking a bow instead )
Shaking hands is seen as a rude thing among certain cultures, certainly it is in the Muslim world.
Some years ago Berlusconi almost created a diplomatic incident when he tried to shake hands with a Muslim woman, ignoring that it wasn't acceptable in her culture.
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Old August 13th, 2016, 04:12 PM   #34317
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But clearly Berlusconi was trying hard to do the acceptable thing for her culture
If he was following Berlusconi-culture he would have been not shaking her hand, but something altogether different
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Old August 13th, 2016, 06:37 PM   #34318
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Shaking hands is seen as a rude thing among certain cultures, certainly it is in the Muslim world.
Some years ago Berlusconi almost created a diplomatic incident when he tried to shake hands with a Muslim woman, ignoring that it wasn't acceptable in her culture.
It is obviously rude to shake hands only on intersexual basis. Men's handshake is acceptable there.

Frankly, in this described situation I find Iranian behaviour rude because it was happening in the country where shaking hands with women is normal thing.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 10:04 PM   #34319
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Old August 15th, 2016, 10:12 PM   #34320
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When I bought my first car in 2005, a 1994 Toyota Corolla, it was recommended not to buy a car from the early 1990s with much more than 100,000 kms on it if you wanted a reliable car.

I'm not sure how it is today. I bought a nearly new car in January (show model with only 12,000 kms on it) so I don't have to worry about mileage for a while. But some people say that today's downsized engines don't last very long due to the high load.

If you said 15 years ago that you would buy a large family car with a 1.4 L engine, people would say you're crazy. Even MPV's like Opel Zafira have entry-level engines starting with 1.4 L. A Ford C-Max even starts with a 1.0 L three-cylinder engine.
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