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Y2K show that made "Ancient Aliens" look like PBS's "Frontline"

In the lead-up to Y2K, there were many "we're all screwed" documentary-style programs on basic cable in the US. There was one in particular that was so out of whack with reality that its predictions were more like a fever dream than anything else. One scene involved kitchen appliances rising up and attacking a woman. I'm trying to figure out what show that was. [more inside]
posted by chambers on Apr 7, 2014 - 9 answers

Multiple matlab sessions on a windows server

Is this possible: windows 2012 server with multiple (3-4) users working through remote desktops and running concurrent MATLAB sessions under a single license. [more inside]
posted by logicpunk on Jul 12, 2013 - 11 answers

A new name the band question, Iceland edition!

I need help identifying a band that played Iceland Airwaves in 2012. Bonus question within. [more inside]
posted by msali on May 9, 2013 - 8 answers

Post bail-out: Good MPG Car from 2013

There is a good chance that I will be the owner of a new car sometime soon (like the next few months or so). Looking for a good balance between fuel efficiency and inexpensive to repair (something I have not really thought about until recently, regrettably). You are not a car expert, likely, but what would you advise from what you know? Details, including what this car replaces, inside. [more inside]
posted by JoeXIII007 on Apr 11, 2013 - 24 answers

Did you find mistakes or problems with Turbotax?

Hi AskMefi. Did my taxes as I always do withTurbotax Deluxe. They came out higher than I expected. I'm considering getting a professional to see if I'm making errors but wanted to see if anyone has had a similar experience where they found that turbotax left them with unaccounted or unexpected payments. Any experiences like this? Thanks.
posted by CaptainCaseous on Mar 19, 2013 - 16 answers

How to help my girlfriend through apocalypse anxiety?

Help my girlfriend get through apocalypse anxiety? [more inside]
posted by drd on Dec 20, 2012 - 29 answers

What the hell just happened?

What are some of the light-hearted, bizarre news stories of the past twelve months? For a Christmas quiz, I'm trying to get something for each month. September, there was the woman who painted over Jesus. For this month, Darwin the Ikea monkey. But I'm stuck on some of the other months. [more inside]
posted by cincinnatus c on Dec 19, 2012 - 9 answers

Video time capsule

Looking to make a video time capsule with my friends. What questions should I ask, what should we put in it. [more inside]
posted by Sreiny on Dec 15, 2012 - 4 answers

Dress me up for the end of the world!

Help me dress like the end of the world! [more inside]
posted by superlibby on Dec 10, 2012 - 18 answers

What happens to prisoners after the end of the war on weed?

What happens to people locked up for weed in a post legalization state? Amendment 64 in Colorado and Initiative 502 in Washington state both seem to have a decent possibility of passing, and would make the posession and consumption of marijuana legal for adults. What would happent to people jailed in either state for possession or distribution of marijuana if either of these pass? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 31, 2012 - 11 answers

LIVE coverage election night 2012 - on the internet?

LIVE coverage election night 2012 - on the internet? [more inside]
posted by keith0718 on Oct 29, 2012 - 6 answers

Stormy Tuesday?

What if there's a natural disaster on election day? Are there state and/or federal contingencies?
posted by j_curiouser on Oct 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Beach reading for 2012

Beach reading. 2012 edition. Difficulty - Must be available for purchase for Kindle in Australia. [more inside]
posted by arha on Oct 28, 2012 - 15 answers

Best Music Writing 2012

What are the best pieces of music journalism/criticism that were written in 2012? [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue on Oct 16, 2012 - 7 answers

Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Cash Reserves

What am I missing?-filter: I feel like I have a lot of the pieces of this notion that companies are holding onto enormous cash reserves and waiting to see how the election shakes out, but I can't quite put it all together. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer on Oct 11, 2012 - 10 answers

2012 debate live commentary

Looking for live commentary on the 2012 presidential debate because I don't know much about politics. Suggestions?
posted by Strass on Oct 3, 2012 - 2 answers

2012 election debate bingo cards and drinking games?

The presidential and vice presidential debates are coming up quick, with the first one on tomorrow, Wednesday 10/3. What are the best debate bingo cards and drinking games you've seen this season?
posted by Korou on Oct 2, 2012 - 14 answers

Take my deductions -- PLEASE!

Does Romney want to remove deductions for 401k to help pay for his 20% "across the board" tax cut? [more inside]
posted by bionic.junkie on Oct 2, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me make a list of the can't miss speeches of the 2012 DNC convention.

I need help so I don't miss out on watching the best "can't miss" speeches of the 2012 Democratic National Convention. [more inside]
posted by marsha56 on Sep 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Best of 2012 political journalism?

Where can I find the best online American political commentary and analysis right now? Looking for bloggers, columnists, reporters, websites. [more inside]
posted by lunasol on Sep 6, 2012 - 14 answers

Good professional grade used or new digital camera for under $350-400?

Photographers & photo enthusiasts: Can I find a good professional grade used or new digital camera for under $350-400? [more inside]
posted by cotesdurhone on Aug 24, 2012 - 16 answers

Does anyone recognize this music? [Radiohead Coachella 2012]

Does anyone know the intro music to this Radiohead concert? There are 3 tracks before Radiohead takes to the stage, and I was wondering who it was. Thanks.
posted by KokuRyu on Aug 24, 2012 - 7 answers

Bellboyyyyyy!

I missed the 2012 Olympics. I've heard there was a great scooter portion. I'd like to see this, but can only find video from within the club that rode. Does anyone know a link to video of the scooter ride from the audience/media viewpoint?
posted by _paegan_ on Aug 18, 2012 - 6 answers

Where can I re-watch the 2012 Opening Ceremonies again?

Where can I watch the 2012 Olympics Opening Ceremonies online? [more inside]
posted by zooropa on Jul 29, 2012 - 9 answers

Big in 2012

What cultural fads and crazes have hit the big time in 2012? In other words, what are the ZUMBA, Atkins diet and Crocs shoes of today? [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry on May 28, 2012 - 54 answers

Meaning of French election 2012 slogan?

Question about French election 2012 slogan: Prendre le pouvoir! (Hollande) Does it mean We can take it? Or Take it, we can! ???
posted by sparkle55 on Apr 17, 2012 - 14 answers

Is it really possible to 'steal' the nomination?

I keep reading rumors of Ron Paul supporters sneaking their delegates into state conventions. How plausible is it that Ron Paul can get the nomination with this strategy? And if it can't get the nomination, what can he do with all the extra delegates?
posted by empath on Feb 16, 2012 - 4 answers

Tomorrow in Chicago!

Ready? Top two things my wife and I can do in Chicago tomorrow...GO! [more inside]
posted by glaucon on Jan 12, 2012 - 18 answers

Itzamna said I didn't have to do my homework

A colleague's girlfriend, who teaches in an 11-18 school, recently had one of her pupils stop doing work because of an (apparently) strongly-held belief that the world is coming to an end in 2012 with the finish of the Mayan calendar. I've seen a couple of anecdotal tweets about this occurring elsewhere too. I guess Rapture fever might be a more common occurrence in parts of the US, but this was in leafy west London. So, teachers of the green, is this a Thing?
posted by cromagnon on Jan 6, 2012 - 17 answers

`ello Guvna!

3 Days in London, England in April 2012. My wife has never been before. What should we not miss?
posted by blue_beetle on Jan 4, 2012 - 29 answers

Help me find the perfect bag for 2012

I desire a new bag. Something sturdy to carry my laptop* and books in. Something I can easily kart around on my bicycle (on my back, shoulder, or otherwise a flexible paneer). I'm based in London, UK. Budget floating around £100ish. Give me inspiration people! [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jan 3, 2012 - 18 answers

Travel Suggestions for New Orleans

Going to New Orleans in January for business. Looking for some suggestions [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Dec 15, 2011 - 12 answers

I want to build a freaking wall of speakers

I am planning a project for a new years party involving over a hundred speakers of assorted size and Ohm values , Basically the idea is to stack all the speakers to cover an entire wall of a room and wire them all up to an amplifier(s?) what would be the best way to wire them? [more inside]
posted by 70klicks on Dec 12, 2011 - 8 answers

I Want It Made Out of Black Box Material

Toyota Yaris 2012 or an alternative compact bubble car? [more inside]
posted by rokusan on Nov 26, 2011 - 22 answers

Can two pseudo introverts have a good time in NOLA?

My husband and I would like to go to New Orleans, LA in March, 2012. We're fairly laid back and not huge into the tourism craziness that I tend to associate with NOLA. It is possible to go to The Big Easy and, well, have a chill time? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Nov 18, 2011 - 30 answers

Where can I watch tonights GOP debate online?

Is there live internet streaming coverage of tonight's CNBC GOP debate? I can't seem to find the link. Thanks!
posted by emily37 on Nov 9, 2011 - 6 answers

If you think I'd pay £200 to see some handball, you got another thing coming

Can I really make a killing renting out my flat during London 2012? Since I didn't get tickets, I'm thinking about my Plan B, which is getting the hell outta dodge for the summer. [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo on Jun 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Seeking info on London Olympics travel

Give me your brain dump on attending the London 2012 Olympics. [more inside]
posted by dzot on Jun 19, 2011 - 8 answers

What apocalyptic scenarios await us after 2012?

It seems like throughout my life, people have been worried about various prophesied end-times. After 2012 comes and goes, what end-of-the-world scenario are the popular media going to latch onto next?
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Nov 4, 2010 - 11 answers

Is there objective proof of psychic phenomenon or what??

Is there any scientific evidence to support the existence of psychic phenomenon? [more inside]
posted by my homunculus is drowning on Jan 11, 2007 - 50 answers

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