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Of Pencils and Pixels

I want to read scholarly work about why doing things with "digital" tools (like word processors or MIDI music keyboards) is experienced differently from doing things with "analog" tools (like typewriters or pianos). [more inside]
posted by overeducated_alligator on Dec 9, 2014 - 6 answers

Portable Cassette Tape Recorder Recommendations

I need to buy a tape recorder to do interviews with people in punk bands. I'd love if it was also loud enough at playback to function as an extremely crummy tape player so I can transcribe the tapes without headphones or listen to cassettes in my room (this magically started working again, but it's only hooked up in my living room). [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Aug 27, 2014 - 10 answers

(veggie) burgers and other analog recipes

Which standard recipes, with meat as a key ingredient, have clear vegetarian analogs? Examples, to be clear: for every hamburger, there is a veggie burger (eggplant, cauliflower, etc). Chili con carne becomes chili sin carne. For meatloaf there is Neatloaf. What else should I be thinking of? "Buy fake meat" is not heading in the right direction; "google 'vegetarian [meaty food]'" is a realistic suggestion but which foods?
posted by whatzit on Aug 22, 2014 - 33 answers

Where is this picture from?

I traveled to DC, SF, NYC, and a few other cities taking photos with a film camera... and I can't tell where this photo's from. City-identifiers with good memories, help me!
posted by tmcw on Jul 29, 2014 - 9 answers

Trying to identify a science fiction short story / novella from 1986-87?

I'm trying to identify a story from my adolescence. It started with an elderly woman realizing she wasn't able to shovel her walk. Her options were to use a snowblower given her by one concerned child/grandchild, or to use a bottle of pills given by another. The pills contained nanobots, and they made her feel so well that she was not only able to do the snow, but began changing her life and having adventures. She continued to age, but technology kept ahead of her, extending her life, until she was one of the oldest humans on earth, and then beyond. [more inside]
posted by happyturtle on May 6, 2014 - 4 answers

Physical Switches, Knobs or Buttons for controlling Apps on my Mac?

So, I run everything in my life through my mac computer. My television programming, my music, et cetera. I listen to a lot of online radio throughout the day. I would really like to "flip on" a program (or set of programs) with a single analog switch. [more inside]
posted by amoeba on Mar 28, 2014 - 7 answers

Tips for buying a cassette deck, in 2013, in Chicago?

I'm putting together a stereo system that only needs to be able to play cassette tapes and vinyl records, because yes I am that much of a hipster. I have my speakers and turntable, and I just picked up a 1970s receiver with integrated cassette deck...which stopped working almost immediately. How do you go about buying something with many breakable, moving parts that stopped being manufactured with any quality in the 1980s? Should I replace my receiver with just a receiver and get a standalone tape deck? Where do you even buy a standalone tape deck? [more inside]
posted by Juliet Banana on Dec 17, 2013 - 21 answers

Returning to POTS from digital phone

Last phone service I had was Comcast voice. I discontinued it and returned the black box that was mounted in the rafters in the basement. Now I want to add an analog POTS line. I ordered it from Verizon, and they say it was activated, but when I plug an old trimline phone into one of my jacks, I get no dial tone. Was there something else I need to do to restore analog phone capability besides just unplug the black box?
posted by skidoom on Aug 1, 2013 - 10 answers

Calendar "hacks" for incompatible digital/analog people?

I'm a software engineer who loves having the latest gadgets and spends much of my time online; she's a stay-at-home mom who avoids the Internet like the plague. This causes problems when it comes to our calendar. [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Jul 29, 2013 - 19 answers

Is it possible to convert my Hi8's this way?

So, I have a bunch of old Hi8 tapes that I want to get on my MacBook pro. I have a camcorder that plays Hi8's (but is only analog) and a DVD recorder. Can you help me? [more inside]
posted by Sakura3210 on May 20, 2013 - 4 answers

no digital love

Index card lovers unite! Looking for non-digital ways to manage citations, sources, etc. for academic research projects. [more inside]
posted by threeants on Jul 30, 2012 - 9 answers

We have also weighed limes.

The lovely Mrs. Haddock and I were given a digital kitchen scale as a wedding gift, but we have no idea what we should be doing with it. What should we be doing with it? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Jul 24, 2012 - 41 answers

What was that short story?

Some time ago, likely in the 90s, I read a less than novel length sci-fi story, about a man whose job was cleaning up high-energy physics projects after the fall of third world dictators. The main plot point was a black hole being used to generate electricity through the penrose process. It was likely in analog magazine. Does anyone remember this, or similar stories?
posted by bzbb on Apr 27, 2012 - 5 answers

Make my stereo glitter and hum.

My stereo needs more blinkenlights. Point me to some neat projects I can do. [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Apr 3, 2012 - 9 answers

Why does a tape recorder plugged into my computer's Mic input record so quietly?

Why does a tape recorder plugged into my computer's Mic input record so quietly? [more inside]
posted by JoeGoblin on Feb 23, 2012 - 10 answers

I want a pretty graph of traffic!

I needs a replacement for Analog. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by cjorgensen on Oct 21, 2011 - 6 answers

Camera stores in Seattle and Portland, suggestions?

I'm looking to nerd out on cameras in Portland and Seattle, suggestions? [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 on Oct 12, 2011 - 8 answers

Analog clock display on Mac OS X.6.4 Question

Did Apple remove the floating analog clock feature in OSX.6? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Sep 4, 2011 - 3 answers

Trying To Move Beyond My Campfire Headphase....

Complete This Series: Boards of Canada, Tycho, ....., ....., ......... [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Jul 24, 2011 - 31 answers

How did they do it without InDesign?

How did basic design work (say, for advertising posters) happen in the analog days? Can I still do it that way today? [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Jun 8, 2011 - 19 answers

Guitar multi FX vs stomp boxes

GuitarFilter: Multi FX vs. Pedals. In particular, I'm trying to figure out whether I should buy a $100 floor controller for my Line 6 Pod XT, or stump for a couple of pedals instead. Lots of snowflakiness inside. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 30, 2011 - 12 answers

Mini-ITX HTPC Motherboard with Analog (Composite or S-Video) Output

Looking for a mini-ITX motherboard for an HTPC that supports analog video out (s-video or composite/y-rca) or I need a cheap way to convert HDMI or DVI to one of those analog video formats. [more inside]
posted by purefusion on Apr 8, 2011 - 4 answers

...just for the sound of it.

What VST, AU or semi-modern hardware synth is able to create the same types of curiously tuned space-age analog synth sounds as this or this? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische on Apr 6, 2011 - 5 answers

How do IR thermometer guns work?

My goal is the detection of small temperature variations over a larger area than a single one would allow, monitored by a computer. What sensor do they use? I saw IR thermocouples on the web (starting at $150) and the fact these consumer devices are often under $30 leads to believe they are not using this, but something a lot cheaper. [more inside]
posted by santogold on Apr 1, 2011 - 11 answers

Cheap Synth?

Best synthesizer for under 400$? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSiniSter on Jan 16, 2011 - 20 answers

How can I go from digital to analog?

Going from digital to analog life management. Please help. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2011 - 15 answers

How to go about finding old friends who appear to live off the grid?

How does one go about finding an old friend in another country when every search I have tried turns up absolutely no records? I've gone from Google to Facebook to obituaries to phone directories and come up totally empty handed. [more inside]
posted by empatterson on Nov 26, 2010 - 13 answers

Rhys and Ross switch my Irish wristwatch for a Swiss wristwatch

[Wristwatchfilter] Me: mid-20s male looking for the perfect men's analog wristwatch for my dainty wrists. Easy-to-set alarm a strong plus. You: experienced in these matters and willing to share your insight. Go! [more inside]
posted by supercres on Oct 22, 2010 - 15 answers

To have and have not?

Help me find articles/books/etc. discussing the current shift from physical ownership to rental/licensing models. [more inside]
posted by nuffsaid on Sep 2, 2010 - 1 answer

Will my Facebook photos still be around in 600 years?

Can you point me to any good writing (research-based, speculative, or heck, even fictional) about the potential historical permanence or impermanence of digital media? I'm interested in both professional (theatrical movies, book publishing, maps...) and personal (digital snapshots, Livejournal, email...) forms of digital information storage. [more inside]
posted by bubukaba on Aug 31, 2010 - 8 answers

Help me find a cool watch for a shrimp.

Hip watches for tiny wrists. [more inside]
posted by ishotjr on Aug 5, 2010 - 12 answers

Seeking Analog short story info

Looking for an Analog short story, circa 1960. All life on earth is destroyed by mankind. One man escapes in a rocket. He knows he can't survive in space. Crash-lands on the now barren rock that used to be the earth. His is pursued by an animal, which he kills. (I don't remember whence the animal.) He goes to an ocean to die, knowing that the bacteria in his body will act to "reseed" the earth. [more inside]
posted by no.mad on Jun 30, 2010 - 8 answers

A cheap analogue-video-to-iMovie solution sought for FireWire MacBook owner

I would like to route standard def DVD playback straight into iMovie on the cheap. I have a FireWire 2007 MacBook. Thinking about an obsolete, second-hand DV camera (and connecting DVD player to it), but don't know what models to look for. I'm also open to suggestions for software or other hardware. Please help me work out what I really need. [more inside]
posted by galaksit on Jun 25, 2010 - 8 answers

analog, not digital, phone service in Austin, TX

Who, other than Grande, can provide me with analog phone service in Austin, TX? [more inside]
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints on May 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Where can I find a split-flap departure board in use, or video/film reference of one?

I'm working on a project where I need photo and video reference of a large split-flap display in action, like those old Solari departure boards that used to grace train stations and airports. Where can I still find one in use? High quality video or film references would also be welcome (like if you can think of an old movie where these are featured in action). [more inside]
posted by mboszko on Mar 25, 2010 - 11 answers

What is a good HD flash-memory camcorder with AV-input?

Does anyone know of or recommend a good flash-memory hi-def camcorder that has AV input? (ie it can also record regular/analogue video from another source, like a VCR does, though obviously it won't be in HD). Something like the Aiptek A-HD+ meets the flash/HD/AV-in criteria, but I'm hoping to find something with better optics/zoom/stabilization. [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Jan 7, 2010 - 0 answers

How do ringside pro photographers do their thing?

How do ringside (boxing, MMA, etc.) photographers work? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Jun 14, 2009 - 10 answers

Foux de Fa Fa!

Point me to some real examples of the cinematic style parodied in Flight of the Conchords' "Foux de Fa Fa!" [more inside]
posted by drjimmy11 on Mar 16, 2009 - 10 answers

Radio has no future! - Lord Kelvin

Where can I buy a discontinued 11C90 650 MHz prescaler? This is for reverse engineering a SR-2020 mystery receiver that a friend of mine has been working on. Any information on this will be very much appreciated. Bonus hand drawn analog circuit diagrams. [more inside]
posted by mikw on Mar 13, 2009 - 3 answers

Wait, why are we doing this, again?

I want to understand more about the switch from analog to digital television. Why is the FCC doing this, and how are the analog waves now going to be used? Where can I go to find out more information?
posted by theefixedstars on Feb 8, 2009 - 14 answers

keyboard effects

I just got a nice keyboard with no on-board effects. What are some good effects equipment for keyboard? Should I just string along some MXR pedals? Invest in a Roland Space Echo? VST?
posted by plexi on Feb 3, 2009 - 3 answers

At what moment will the analog TV signal die?

My friends and I would like to observe the switch-off of analog TV. The FCC has mandated that all analog TV stations stop on February 19, 2009. I'm planning to procure a bunny-eared TV to watch the signal go dead. Can anyone help me pinpoint when this moment is going to be? (This is going to be SO much better than New Year's)
posted by k7lim on Jan 5, 2009 - 10 answers

Need lube advice for slippery filter sweeps!

Vintage synth maintenance help needed! I have a Roland SH-09 monosynth... [more inside]
posted by kaseijin on Nov 10, 2008 - 4 answers

TV or no TV...that is the question.

Will my old black and white battery operated television be defunct after the analog to digital switch? [more inside]
posted by NoraCharles on Oct 11, 2008 - 3 answers

Digital replacement for a Nikon 2020?

I'd like some advice about replacing the analog Nikon SLR and Tokina lens I lost 3 years ago with a new/used digital SLR/lens. [more inside]
posted by segatakai on Jul 30, 2008 - 14 answers

Make some noise

I've just bought a second-hand Shuttle XPC computer with an Nvidia sound card. One fault is bugging me: no sound through the analogue audio outs or headphone sockets on the front or back, even when the operating system volumes are set to maximum. However, I have been told that the previous owner used the optical audio out. Is it possible that he could have disabled the analogue sound somehow? If so how might I re-enable it?
posted by skylar on Jun 20, 2008 - 8 answers

How can I hook up my Timex-Sinclair 1000 to a modern television?

How can I hook up my Timex-Sinclair 1000 to a modern television? [more inside]
posted by missed on Feb 15, 2008 - 7 answers

"Turn up the signal, wipe out the noise."

Please recommend current-market analog cassette decks with superior signal/noise ratios. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Dec 12, 2007 - 4 answers

Dust spots? Water marks? Crud on film?

Why am I getting blotches on my black and white negatives? What are the marks? Are they dust? Water spots? How do I fix this? [more inside]
posted by Geckwoistmeinauto on Nov 28, 2007 - 13 answers

Help me find the right angle!

I'm looking for an online resource that will allow me to enter a time (in hours, minutes, seconds) and return a listing of the angles between the hands if that time was displayed on an analog clock. Can anyone point me in the right direction?
posted by langeNU on Nov 9, 2007 - 12 answers

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