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Do burned DVDs work cross region?

Will a DVD burned with Windows DVD Maker on my PC in the US work in DVD players in the EU? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Apr 23, 2014 - 5 answers

What is this cross-based symbol?

What is this cross-based symbol, as if from a coat of arms or a flag or banner? The image I've linked to is an approximate representation roughly drawn without skill from memory. The closest I've found is the flag of (the country) Georgia, but there are some differences: (1) Georgia's is a lighter red, (2) it's missing the end caps on the main cross, (3) its minor crosses have curves, and (4) it's overall elongated horizontally rather than squared.
posted by Flunkie on Apr 9, 2014 - 6 answers

When I come home to you San Francisco, your golden sun will shine for me

I've visited San Francisco several times over the last year, and I think the Bay Area is where I'm supposed to be. Every time I go there, I feel like I'm home. Every time I come back to Boston, I feel miserable. So it's time to start planning a move. Soon. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Feb 25, 2014 - 13 answers

Health insurance hand wringing

Could a specialist on the other side of the country still be considered in-network? [more inside]
posted by mermily on Feb 16, 2014 - 17 answers

How to drive cross country - safely - in the winter?

I'm driving from DC to Washington State in a few weeks, and will take the northern route (OH, IL, IA, SD, MT, ID, WA). I'm concerned about wintry weather, and want to take precautions for a safe drive. What are some best steps or considerations to get there safely? What worked well for you in similar circumstances? [more inside]
posted by LittleFuzzy on Nov 24, 2013 - 20 answers

Cross-cultural meal times & frequency

How standard is the 3-meals-a-day eating behaviour? What about times of day for eating, x-culturally? It would be interesting to hear any insights from folks outside of North America. Thank you!
posted by SpecialSpaghettiBowl on Nov 22, 2013 - 22 answers

New Blue Cross member, looking for doctor, where to start?

Hello, asking for a friend of mine: Looking for a new doctor in Santa Clara/Alameda Counties (California) in the Blue Cross network, recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Seboshin on Sep 13, 2013 - 7 answers

How to navigate cross cultural family dynamics?

I'm having difficulty navigating very different cross-cultural (U.S./El Salvador) family dynamics. Can you please offer me books, links or your own best practices on keeping an international marriage strong? [more inside]
posted by Coffee Bean on Dec 14, 2012 - 8 answers

xxx Nothing Is Fucked Here xxx

What are some movie quotes that sound like mantras, maxims, or other sayings, and would thereby make good cross stitch samplers? [more inside]
posted by Ambrosia Voyeur on Jun 10, 2012 - 129 answers

Entry level jobs for FEMA, the red cross or an ESL position in South America?

I want to travel, one way I have heard to do this is through organizations such as FEMA and the red cross. I am graduating with a Bachelors in English in 3 weeks and am 24 years old. There are no entry level jobs that I saw available on their websites, am I doing something wrong? Does anyone know where I can find entry level positions? I had thought about teaching English in a Spanish speaking country, does anyone know of some reputable programs for someone wish bare-bones Spanish knowledge looking to improve?
posted by Nighthawk3729 on Apr 20, 2012 - 13 answers

Need a good bike

Can/Should I buy a stationary bike off E-bay? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen on Apr 2, 2012 - 5 answers

Can "Where Seconds Count" a REACT/Red Cross training video be seen online or otherwise found?

Someone I know who is a volunteer would like a copy of the REACT/Red Cross produced video "Where Seconds Count". He had been told he could view it online, but repeated online searches have failed to find it, and neither the Red Cross nor individual REACT organizations seem to be selling physical copies via their websites. I've been trying to help him find it, but have had no luck. Anybody? [more inside]
posted by bunky on Mar 24, 2012 - 2 answers

Should i get a dog sled?

Help an anxious dude navigate cross country. I have to drive from Portland, OR to Portland, ME leaving the first week of December. [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Sep 24, 2011 - 9 answers

Corners on a dime?????

I am interested in purchasing a gently used cross over vehicle for myself. I plan on paying cash and want to spend 10,000.00 or less. I prefer Honda or Toyota but am open to reliable well made vehicles. [more inside]
posted by gypseefire on May 5, 2011 - 18 answers

Can I buy health insurance from an out of state insurer?

Can I buy health insurance from an out of state insurer? (more) [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on May 4, 2011 - 3 answers

Quality Individual Health Insurance in NY?

I need to buy (gack!) my own health insurance. I'm in New York state. I'm looking for very good coverage. Would rather pay more for high-quality, flexible, non-nitpicky coverage (if such a thing exists), and then economize by opting for high deductibles. I once lived in CT for a short while, and loved Anthem Blue Cross. But I've heard horror stories about Empire Blue Cross in NY. What other options are out there?
posted by Quisp Lover on Apr 3, 2011 - 13 answers

Stitch it up!

I am in Ontario, Canada. Where can I buy reasonably priced - nay, cheap - craft supplies online? [more inside]
posted by torisaur on Mar 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Find us a Kings Cross pub

What is a great pub to watch football in Kings Cross, London? [more inside]
posted by mooreeasyvibe on Feb 16, 2011 - 1 answer

Not from good to great, more like from sucky to...slightly less bad?

How can I best transform myself into a more efficient and possibly faster skate skier? If you started as an adult and now feel competent at this task, what resources did you use and what did you do to improve and refine your technique? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on Jan 3, 2011 - 3 answers

Medieval Latin inscription with puzzling shorthand?

Interesting Latin inscription on medieval cross: CNA ZARENUS REXIVDEOX - anyone know some shorthand? [more inside]
posted by RedReplicant on Nov 24, 2010 - 11 answers

Cross-country rental car help, please!

Cross-country rental car help, please! [more inside]
posted by lolalivia on Jul 1, 2010 - 5 answers

How to mount XC ski bindings?

How do I mount cross-country ski bindings? I'm a technically adept individual with the appropriate tools, but info (beyond "take it to the shop and let a pro do it!) is seemingly hard to find online... [more inside]
posted by c0nsumer on Feb 16, 2010 - 2 answers

Need to colocate servers in the US without Customary interference.

We've just acquired a second colocation facility for redundancy and for geopolitical separation of our services (in other words, Canadian customers on Canadian boxes, US customers on US boxes for many pain in the ass reasons I won't get into here.). Our office is in Canada and the second colo facility is in Seattle. What sort of fresh hell will we unleash by taking servers purchased here across the border? [more inside]
posted by barc0001 on Sep 9, 2009 - 8 answers

How do I get a job in the field of disaster relief?

How do I get a job in the field of disaster relief? [more inside]
posted by tr0ubley on Jul 9, 2009 - 7 answers

Cross Country Boots Flaking Out

I have a pair of old 75mm Nordic Norm cross country ski boots. They're leather on the lower half and 'foamy' synthetic on the upper half. The problem is, the 'foamy' synthetic is supposed to be covered with some kinda of vinyl, but like most older xc boots, it seems that the coating has flaked off of my boots. Is there anyway I can make this foamy section weatherproof? Can I stop continued flaking?
posted by brandonjadams on Mar 9, 2009 - 3 answers

Cross-stitch supplies in dt Toronto?

Cross-stitch supplies in DT Toronto? [more inside]
posted by crawfo on Jan 21, 2009 - 3 answers

Your cross stitch methods?

Hey cross-stitchers: when you're working on a pattern that's more or less solid, do you do work on a blob of one color at a time, or on one row at a time? [more inside]
posted by tristeza on Jan 5, 2009 - 18 answers

Instructions for Salomon Automatic2 XC Bindings?

How do I operate early 90's vintage Salomon Automatic2 cross country/nordic ski bindings? Where can I find pictures/instructions on this binding? Can these bindings be adjusted or repaired? They're the original SNS standard and I still have the boots.
posted by Dreidl on Jan 2, 2009 - 3 answers

How to take up XC skiiing?

I"m looking for a winter aerobic activity to keep my fitness level up for mountain biking. Cross country skiing is one of them. What should I buy and how hard is it going to be to learn? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Nov 27, 2008 - 15 answers

What are we not thinking of? Canadians in the States.

Roadtrip-Filter: Some questions about a trip from Toronto, Ontario to Salem, Oregon [more inside]
posted by heavenstobetsy on Sep 17, 2008 - 14 answers

Is this a dagger I see before me, footnote toward my hand?

MetaStyle: When using a superscripted dagger (cross) to indicate a footnote, should the footnote at the bottom of the page be preceded by a superscripted dagger or a regular-sized dagger? Should there be a space between the dagger and the footnote? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Jul 14, 2008 - 16 answers

Cross sections

3D cross section software? is there such a thing? [more inside]
posted by nihlton on Mar 17, 2008 - 9 answers

Help me ski!

Do you know any tricks for skiing down small hills while cross-country skiing? I mean without falling down, which is my current style. [more inside]
posted by chippie on Feb 24, 2008 - 17 answers

Eyeglass Frame I.D. Filter

Looking for the designer/brand/model # of these specs comedian David Cross is wearing. Link to pics inside [more inside]
posted by stavx on Jan 1, 2008 - 4 answers

Coachella Mystery

Mystery surrounding a miracle in Coachella involving a cross which burns bright in a window, even at night? [more inside]
posted by vacapinta on Dec 27, 2007 - 10 answers

Taboo with religious gift?

I know very little about Christian gifts. Is there any taboo about getting my Catholic girlfriend a cross necklace? [more inside]
posted by Nerro on Dec 21, 2007 - 22 answers

why is such a simple effect so hard to accomplish?

Adobe Premire 6.5 - How do I get a still image (5 seconds) to fade in from black (or out to black)? Bonus question - How do I get still images to fade into each other (smoothly, not dithered)? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Dec 12, 2007 - 4 answers

Road Trip! Best sights?

In the first week of November, my boyfriend and I will be driving his '94 Volvo from San Diego to Chicago. We'll have Tuesday through Sunday to travel. What are the best places to stop and visit? [more inside]
posted by josingsinthehall on Aug 29, 2006 - 10 answers

Live in paradise or rent free in Beverly Hills?

Which direction in my life do I take? (plenty of info inside) [more inside]
posted by crewshell on Aug 22, 2006 - 26 answers

Can I drive across the USA in 12 days?

Can I drive across the USA in 12 days? Say a route from LA to Las Vegas to Salt Lake to Denver to Mt Rushmore to St Louis to Nashville and on to New York
posted by A189Nut on May 10, 2006 - 23 answers

What do I need to know as Red Cross volunteer?

I've just been asked to deploy to New Orleans as a Red Cross volunteer (mi). [more inside]
posted by efalk on Oct 22, 2005 - 9 answers

Double your money

Are there any matching-gift channels to make a Red Cross donation for persons who do not have employer-match? This is obviously a propos to Katrina, but I am also interested to learn if there may be permanent programs of this sort.
posted by mwhybark on Sep 5, 2005 - 10 answers

Can I ship a car?

My car broke down while I was trying to drive it cross-country, and I had to catch a flight and carry on without it. Now the car is in Bloomington, Indiana and I am in New Haven, Connecticut; I would like the car to join me. How should I do this? [more inside]
posted by willbaude on Aug 26, 2005 - 5 answers

Roadside non-crosses?

An article in my local newspaper on the removal of roadside crosses (and having just read Carl Hiassen's "Skinny Dip," in which a minor character collects roadside crosses and replants them in his backyard) made me wonder if non-Christians put up non-cross roadside memorials, and if there are websites with examples.
posted by Joleta on Jul 14, 2005 - 14 answers

Papal Purple, people?

I used to live in Montreal, and heard somewhere that on certain nights the cross on top of the mountain would flash various colours (I never saw this happen myself). Rumour had it that this was for bulb-testing purposes, and that the city lit up the cross with different colours when certain rare and important events took place. Supposedly, one of these events was the death of a pope, which was purported to merit a purple cross. Is the cross purple right now? Is it really outfitted with various coloured bulbs, or is this all wild hearsay? Maybe someone was just pulling my leg. [more inside]
posted by painquale on Apr 6, 2005 - 8 answers

Crossing out words in hypertext

How do you cross out words in Hypertext?
posted by semmi on Oct 11, 2004 - 30 answers

Elephant hybrids

Everyone has heard of mules, a cross between a donkey and a horse. I've even heard of ligers, a cross between a tiger and a lion. My question is, is it possible for an African elephant to cross breed with an Asian elephant?
posted by geekhorde on Jun 19, 2004 - 11 answers

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