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August 2

Any thoughts on a Euro-road trip in October?

northern Italy, southern Germany and Austria - what is a must see? [more inside]
posted by pandabearjohnson at 6:51 AM - 8 answers

August 1

Little luxuries to make tent camping fun

What are the best little luxuries that you use to stay sane and feel great while tent camping? [more inside]
posted by 3491again at 2:21 PM - 54 answers

July 31

Does SFG southpaw Madison Bumgarner ever lose his cool with Caucasian players?

San Francisco Giants star pitcher Madison Bumgarner has won many accolades for his clutch performances. He's also had many notable run-ins with opposing players. Here's one list of conflicts he's had, including today's bench-clearing dustup with the Texas Rangers. As a close follower of the National League West, I've noticed that I've never seen him lose his cool at a non-Hispanic or non-black player. Has he shouted at or admonished a non-Hispanic white player at any point of his Major League career? I'd be delighted if someone could find an instance in which he has done so.
posted by Joseph Gurl at 10:35 PM - 5 answers

July 30

SF Book Collection: Its value and to whom.

I'm moving. Many of my SF books can go away permanently. Who where how? [more inside]
posted by lothar at 1:37 PM - 13 answers

July 29

Running Hurts the Arches of My Feet

Whenever I run more than half a mile, the bottom of my arches feel like hot needles are getting poked in them. What is wrong with my feet? How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by rue72 at 9:29 PM - 17 answers

Uses for lots of unneeded space on my desk?

I have a rather large desk (probably about 2' x 5') at my new job, but I only need my laptop to get work done. What fun, or useful, things can I put in the remaining space? [more inside]
posted by thumpasor at 10:48 AM - 25 answers

Open water swimming in New York?

I'm a mediocre ocean swimmer who mostly practices at Aquatic Park, a protected cove in San Francisco (so clearly I don't care about water quality or temperature.) I might wind up relocating to Queens, NY. Is there anywhere similar to Aquatic Park where I can go swimming? I'm not into big organized swims as much as ad-hoc individual swim opportunities, ideally with non-club/public showers and lockers. I can't be more specific than "somewhere in Queens" and long transit journeys are acceptable.
posted by blnkfrnk at 8:44 AM - 5 answers

July 28

ipad games for a 5 year old, please.

I'm looking for ALL the iPad games that are simple enough for a 5-year old. Easy, addictive, repetitive - this is what I'm looking for. [more inside]
posted by kitcat at 12:23 PM - 18 answers

ID a short scifi/fantasy story - Beetles steal a museum scarab

Short story I read as a kid, so published before 1990. Beetles meet in (?Central) Park to discuss, or succeed, in stealing a scarab from a major museum. The cockroaches have a chant - 'Blatt Blatt Blatt go the Blattodea!'
posted by AFII at 6:50 AM - 3 answers

July 27

Cute avatar-making program?

Seeing as Yahoo seem to have stopped their avatar-making service, just wondering if anyone can recommend me a good substitute? I thought their avatars were so cute! Must allow me to use the avatar away from their site but happy for it to be labelled like Yahoo used to be. Thanks!
posted by EatMyHat at 3:14 AM - 7 answers

July 26

One day - an Ozark Trail Thru Hike

You were once a novice hiker and camper. You loved easy 2-3 mile day hikes, but you wanted to up your game. How did you do that? What made you an avid and great hiker/camper. What training, locations, products etc? Local context is Missouri State Parks.
posted by asockpuppet at 6:22 PM - 6 answers

Is it safe to shoot a compound bow that's been strung for 25 years?

I have a compound bow (about 50 pound draw) that's been in a hard case for about the past 25 years. Is it safe to shoot? Are the limbs likely to shatter? If it's not safe, is there anything I can do to save it?
posted by Caviar at 9:42 AM - 5 answers

July 24

USB DAC for studio monitors!

I have a pair of active powered studio monitors with balanced inputs, and am looking for a USB DAC to drive them. [more inside]
posted by TrinsicWS at 10:52 PM - 7 answers

Looking for some outdoor gear (apparel) for a trip

I am planning a biking/hiking and cycling trip in the Fall and I am looking for some suggestions for things to wear (I have all of the other essentials - food, tent, supplies, etc). [more inside]
posted by dbirchum at 6:09 AM - 7 answers

July 23

I've made a huge mistake

I've started shooting photos with film. What are the differences between the kinds of film? [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 3:14 PM - 17 answers

July 21

How can I stop putting the carcass zone in Carcassonne?

I need help to stop finishing dead last in Carcassonne without resorting to cutthroat strategies that alienate people. I've researched strategy guides, but none that I've found is written in the "explain it like I'm five" style that I need. Please hope me learn how be competitive.
posted by lord_wolf at 9:46 AM - 14 answers

Making analogue photography viable

I like shooting 120 film, but due to the cost of processing and printing, I have about a dozen rolls that have been hanging around waiting for development. Is there a way for me to easily cut down the cost? [more inside]
posted by mippy at 1:44 AM - 17 answers

July 20

Toddler Trike Training

I just bought my 2.5 year old a small trike. He could use a little help learning to pedal. Tips/tricks or just let him figure it out on his own eventually? The goal is for him to be able to ride it around inside in the winter. Plus his little legs could really use some strength work. [more inside]
posted by MayNicholas at 11:43 AM - 8 answers

July 19

And the Intercontinental Thumb War Champion for 2015 Is...

What are some fun things a family can do together while waiting in long lines? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia at 7:56 PM - 4 answers

What is the name of this PS1 game?

As I've aged, I've become more interested in nostalgia! Back when I was but a wee child, there was a 3D PS1 RPG that I really liked. For the life of me I can't recall the title, but, and I know how useless this is, it involved airships, pirates, etc... [more inside]
posted by GoingToShopping at 4:55 AM - 12 answers

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