I recently got back from Burning Man. Even though I'm not into live music or partying, it was super fun! I notice there are a lot of festivals and parties in the Bay Area that have similar aesthetics or involve the same people (Symbiosis, Lightning in a Bottle, Further Future, SF Decompression, Ghost Ship, etc.) but I'm wondering which ones are really "music festivals with some art" and which ones have plenty of stuff for the art-and-science lovers. [more inside]
What are the odds that is peripheral neuropathy, and if it's that, what can be done about it? [more inside]
The other day, Mrs. Wazoo (who is not new to coffee) brewed a pot of the worst coffee that's ever existed, and we're baffled and disgusted the the fallout. It started innocently enough, with a bag of coffee from Four Barrel that smelled... well, like coffee. It did not end that way. Can you help us with any ideas about what could possibly have been the cause of this awful, awful thing? [more inside]
The US military follows a time honored tradition of retiring and destroying damaged US flags. That protocol is outlined in US Code, Title 4, Chapter 1 which (link) outlines the disposing of such flags in a manner that shows respect for the flag and the service it has provided. Yet, I frequently see people flying very damaged flags in very prominent locations. [more inside]
Itching-burning between scapula, usually at some defined spot but sometimes covering or referring the unwanted sensation over a greater area of the midback. Wiki notalgia paresthetica. I have tried many things with no success. [more inside]
I'm proposing to my fiancée this week at Burning Man, and my jeweler (a friend of mine) wasn't able to finish the ring before I left. He's going to have it finished by Sunday night, and suggested that we investigate options for mailing it. Is this doable? We've both done some research, and it seems like there *are* some options... [more inside]
I'm going to Burning Man this year and would like to build a swamp cooler for my Hexayurt. Tricky part is that I'm noticing there are a TON of designs out there, many with optional recharging circuits involving Arduinos and things, which seems much more complex than I actually need. Can someone recommend a specific parts list and instruction set that I can simply order online, and assemble over the course of a couple of hours? [more inside]
Currently waiting for a contract for an internship that would start later this year. But I've been waiting so long for it to be official, that I've only now realised that maybe it isn't the right thing to do. Help? [more inside]
I'm planning on building a Hexayurt and driving it to Burningman and back. I'm told that Hexayurts fold up into a package that's approximately 8x4x1' large. Unfortunately, my car is a 2002 Toyota Camry LE without a roof rack (and without rain gutters, so roof racks are challenging/expensive to install). What's my cheapest option that's still safe for a 1300 mile car trip? [more inside]
My brother's only means of listening to MP3s is with a DVD player. I've many spare DVD-Rs and would like to put them to use by making him DVD MP3 discs to listen to when we get together. [more inside]
I received a new vacuum cleaner a few weeks ago. When it ran I noticed a slight burning smell so I exchanged it for a different one (same model: Eureka Boss SmartVac 4870 series). I've run this one for perhaps 15 seconds and again, I notice a slight burning smell. Maybe there's some dust on the motor coils that will burn off after some initial use? [more inside]
My girlfriend and I will be going to Burning Man this year. It was the sort of thing we've both wanted to do forever, and finally bit the bullet to do it. I'm scared, but purely for logistical reasons. Any advice? [more inside]
So, I have a PC. It was custom built by some guy but is nothing special. Runs XP, has a hard drive, etc. Earlier today I used it for 2-3 hours and then shut it down. It emitted a serious melting plastic smell that stunk up half the house, and it froze on the shutdown screen--the mouse would not move. I freaked out and unplugged it. There was no smoke or anything visible, and there were no sounds of any sort. I opened it up and nothing looks amiss. I started it up just now and it works fine. No smells, all the fans work fine. I'm actually using it to post this question. Any idea what could have happened? I'm 99% sure it was the computer emitting the smell--it was definitely localized right there.
I have had a burning pain in my clitoris for the last two weeks. I've been to the Dr. who's prescribed me anti-fungal medication which has only made it worse. I'm going back to the Dr. but I want to be more prepared this time, any suggestions as to questions to ask? [more inside]
We've gone to Burning Man for a few years. This year a friend is joining us who is a burgin. We know there are things that have become automatic to us that we won't remember to pass on - and probably things we've never figured out that are great ides. What's your best tip, or tips, for Burning Man?
I have an iMac and Toast 10 Titanium. I have several Video TS folders, some are movies, others exercise vids. How can I add two movies (2 existing Video TS folders) from my collection and either a)keep their menus intact, or b)have a menu where I can choose either movie and have whatever chapters Toast decides? I prefer option a) because some are fitness dvds that have exact breaks to start a new warmup whereas my movies, I don't really care where the chapters are inserted. I have looked online and there is such a wealth of opinions, some old links requiring another software like DVD2OneX or something else. Thanks in advance.
I have a 1997 Honda Civic that is running like a top. But the last couple of times I drove, there is a smell like burning wax. The car is not overheating or anything like that. Does anyone have any ideas?
How to cure subcutaneous itch/burn in my back? Yep, I've had it for years but it's worse and more frequent recently. Between the shoulder blades. [more inside]
How do I get the burnt rubber smell out of my laundry? [more inside]
Hivemind, please help me come up with weird sayings for the RPG I'm in. [more inside]
What is the best and easiest way to clean soot from inside of our wood burning brick fireplace? [more inside]
I want to send a care package to my friends at Burning Man, what should I include? [more inside]
I have had a burning/stinging vulva on and off for over a year and it's driving me crazy. I've seen lots of different healthcare professionals and none of them have been able to identify it. I've finally got an appointment with a specialist (thank you NHS) in chronic women's health conditions in a couple of weeks and I want to be prepared when I see her, so has anybody suffered anything similar? [more inside]
New sewing machine smells weird during use. Common? Should I be nervous? [more inside]
What to do with 30-50 trees' worth of large branches in Orange County, NC? Burn, shred, give away for bird thicket, other ideas? [more inside]
A few months ago, I accepted a new job at a different company in town. I left my old job on good terms, and my boss said that if my new job doesn't work out, I can come back. It turns out she was serious and has recently offered me a new position. Should I take it? Details inside. [more inside]
Help me burn these family movie DVDs on my Mac, please! [more inside]
Best free (or fair cost - some commercial programs are ridiculously over the $100 range) DVD burning program that takes PC video files (mp4, avi, mpg, flv, etc...) and burns them to DVD for watching on TV. [more inside]
My PC (lenovo something, bought this year) has a problem reading CDs. I'll put in a disc to burn something and the burning program (iTunes or CDBurnerXP) will say it doesn't recognize the disk or it's not writeable or it's not blank. They're all blank. I try multiple ones from the batch. They're not sketchy disks, they're Sony Supremas 700 CDs. I've tried other brands, same result. Is this a hardware problem and how do troubleshoot/fix it?
I downloaded this torrent. When I burned it to a dvd with Toast on a mac, the picture was fine, but I had no audio at all (which is sort of the whole point). [more inside]
Why do I keep burning my chicken breasts? [more inside]
Serrano peppers and (heat?) rash: sign of an allergy? Also, how do I stop the burning? [more inside]
Can you help me stop stupid burning my stupid hand? [more inside]
What would cause Nero to start erroring out every time I try to burn a data DVD?? [more inside]
my toes are burning. what gives? [more inside]
I have a couple of old sporting events burned to a DVD+R. My DVD players and computers no longer recognize any data on them. Is there a way I can view what I recorded, or recover the data? [more inside]
What's that funny stuff floating in my pee, and is it related to this other issue? TMI inside. [more inside]
I need to get a few small .avi files burned onto a DVD that will play in a standard DVD player. Complication: I don't have a DVD burner. Are there any shops in Manhattan that will do it for me while I wait? [more inside]
Any iFilm experts that can help me with this? Basically...how do you add data to a movie dvd so it 1. Plays in a DVD player and 2. Has the data accessible on a computer....data consists of gps - gpx files, pdf, and .mov files. I again bow to the hive mind with great thanks, and a six pack of warm Blatz.
My Dad burned me a DVD of home movies. Is there an easy, free way to extract clips in a common format? [more inside]
I have some.MOD video files (each one about 2 hrs long) that need to be burned on to a disc, stat. Windows Media players burner says it will not fit, even though the file is only 3.7 gigs and the disc can hold 4.7 gigs. When I put a DVD-R in the drive and try to drag the .MOD files into the file, it won't allow it. How can I get these videos on a DVD-R ASAP? [more inside]
What film is this animated gif from?
I'm running into problems when trying to burn some edited mp3 files to an audio CD. [more inside]
What is the etymology of the phrase "Paris is Burning?" [more inside]
What could my neighbors be doing that would cause explosions that shake our house (across the street and set back a ways from the road, in a rural subdivision)? [more inside]
I'm working on an art project and need to record some videos, add a separate audio track, and burn them to DVD. I have no idea how to do this. Complications inside. [more inside]
Freezing and burning nerves to help with back pain? What kind of surgery is this, exactly? [more inside]
Have you had success returning blank CD (or DVD) media for credit or replacement? [more inside]
How do I burn a dvd on a mac from an iso file with subtitles? [more inside]
name that mysterious acrid smell/taste! [more inside]