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tipping on a fixed price fare

Currently in LA. Negotiated with a driver the hotel recommended to drive us around this morning for a couple of hours for 250 dollars. Do we tip on top of that? If so, 20 percent or less? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Jul 14, 2014 - 10 answers

How to fix Dell Studio XPS 1645 wireless driver installation failure?

My friend has a Dell XPS 1645. He reinstalled windows 7 today but during the process of installing wireless network driver an error occurred: "No compatible hardware found". Why is that? How can we fix it? [more inside]
posted by lijiaxiaoniu on Jan 6, 2014 - 2 answers

MAC OSX Driver Download needed for SATA docking station.

Because the cd driver for my SATA docking station does not fit into my iMac (Mac OS X Version 10.7.5), I am on the lookout for the correct driver download. I cannot find one for MAC. Here are links to the unit I own: http://www.amazon.com/AGPtek-Function-Docking-Station-Offline/dp/B00C4TQJM8 and http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZMzKJqWK8Q [more inside]
posted by captainsohler on Dec 11, 2013 - 12 answers

I choo-choose you! To be the train car most likely to let me live!

In two of this year's notable high-speed train derailments--Compostella in Spain in July and the New York Metro North crash on Sunday--the train driver survived, but many of the passengers and crew, who were presumably in cars further back from the engine car, did not. Is there any data from any safety board (NTSB or similar in other countries) that suggests any particular train cars are more safe than others in the event of a derailment? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Dec 9, 2013 - 9 answers

School bus drivers workday pay.

I live in Boston where public school bus drivers are threatening to strike. They pickup kids and drive them to school and return they home at the end of the day. Are they paid for the down time between runs or are they only paid for actual driving time?
posted by BillyAnne on Nov 4, 2013 - 3 answers

How to make the most out of a father-daughter new driver road trip?

My 15 year-old daughter get's her driver's permit on Friday. I'm planning a road trip over the weekend to give her plenty of driving experience. I'm a bit nervous. Not so much that we'll end up in a wreck, but that I'll be spending a lot of alone time with a teenager I'm beginning to realize I don't really know. What advice do you have for driving instruction and/or understanding teenage girls? [more inside]
posted by finnegans on Jun 24, 2013 - 52 answers

How do I remove white stains from driver side car window and mirror?

How do I remove white stains from driver side car window and mirror? [more inside]
posted by Frank Grimes on Feb 10, 2013 - 4 answers

Cant get Modem to Install

I am trying to install a 56K modem card from a PC that ran Windows XP onto a PC that runs Windows 7. The card used either the LSI (Agere) driver or the Intel sep 536ep driver. I've found Windows 7 versions (64 bit) of both drivers and both are saved to my new PC. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Dec 16, 2012 - 5 answers

Accidentally deleted audio driver on Windows XP machine. How do I get it back?

I accidentally deleted my audio driver software on my XP machine. How can I remedy this? [more inside]
posted by MattMangels on Oct 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Who insures foreign drivers in the USA?

We are on a 7 week road trip through the USA. I have a California driver's licence and own the car. My wife has an Australian driver's licence. I'm having trouble putting her on the insurance as a driver with AAA and I have contacted several other insurers who won't take on the risk. Plenty of googling has come up empty? Is there an insurer who is worth calling?
posted by dinoworx on Sep 12, 2012 - 12 answers

Montreal or bust

What's the going rate to drive a friend's stuff across the country? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Jul 5, 2012 - 27 answers

How to be an awesome tour guide?

How can I be an awesome adventure tour leader for international tourists visiting the US? [more inside]
posted by piedmont on May 25, 2012 - 7 answers

Does it do any good to report a dangerous driver?

Will calling 911 about a very dangerous driver do any good or am I wasting my time or theirs? Not long ago I found myself behind a car that was regularly switching between driving in the middle of a wide shoulder and crossing the center line 2 or 3 feet into oncoming traffic. I called 911 and even though they said they'd look into it their tone of voice seemed to say otherwise. And tonight I found myself behind a car that was driving even more erratically on a road that I often drive, bike or run on. I didn't call even though I could easily imagine myself or someone else being killed or injured by them. What should I do if I see a dangerous driver again?
posted by 14580 on May 3, 2012 - 37 answers

How do I make a career out of test-driving high-performance cars for, say, BMW's M Division and so forth?

How do I break into a career of test driving vehicles for the performance divisions of luxury automakers (BMW's M division, Mercedes' AMG division, Porsche, etc)? [more inside]
posted by 6spd on Jan 25, 2012 - 15 answers

Insider look at life as a city bus driver?

I am writing a fictional work in which there is a character who is a city bus driver. Can anyone shed some light on the details of this type of work that I wouldn't know from just being a bus passenger? What's it really like? Thanks.
posted by baltimoregirl on Jan 17, 2012 - 12 answers

How much should we tip a driver in Mexico?

How much to tip a driver in Mexico? Two of us are getting a transfer from the Cancun airport to a resort about an hour away. The fare, round trip, for both of us, is $140 ($70 each way). How much should I tip, for each segment (airport to resort and resort to airport)? [more inside]
posted by jayder on Dec 13, 2011 - 5 answers

Best cheap hardware for Linux-based webcam system?

The makerspace I belong to has a webcam but the system doesn't work very well; it's just an iSight plugged into a Mac mini. I'd like to set up a dedicated headless linux box with a bunch of cheap USB cameras instead. Recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Mars Saxman on Oct 5, 2011 - 5 answers

Best driver's education video we can watch online?

1. Best driver's education video we can watch online? 2. In one sentence - single most important thing you learned in driver education class? [more inside]
posted by cda on Aug 25, 2011 - 60 answers

Sharp AR-M620 driver install no longer works (XP)

Sharp AR-M620 driver no longer installs on windows XP, it used to!! Now, no printer shows up at all. Any idea why this is happening? [more inside]
posted by Guyatoffice on Aug 18, 2011 - 0 answers

How do I run 20ish LEDs with a LED Driver built to run 1 large LED ?

I want to drive 20ish LEDs, should I run them as series or parallel and why ? [more inside]
posted by 70klicks on Jun 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Share the road, please.

I bike frequently in Cambridge and Boston and have been having problems with rude motorists (none, thankfully, involving injuries). On reflection, I think my actions in response to these incidents have been counterproductive. What should I be doing differently? [more inside]
posted by komilnefopa on Jun 7, 2011 - 18 answers

Trailer drivin'

What are your tips for driving with a trailer for (relatively) long distances? Plus other ID-to-CA driving questions inside. [more inside]
posted by cobain_angel on May 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Mouse hell

My Microsoft Setpoint (wireless optical) mouse isn't selecting properly anymore, especially text, but seems to work properly in every other way. [more inside]
posted by dhartung on May 12, 2011 - 2 answers

Problem with HP 3600n Color Laserjet Printer

My computer was running increasingly slow, so I after trying various fixes (defragmenting, CCleanup, Malware, Antivirus, removing old files and programs), it was suggested I reinstall Windows, which I did. Its original speed has returned. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Mar 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Professional offroad driving for power-chair user in UK?

I'm looking for a professional offroad driving facility in the UK that caters - well and without fuss - for disabled people and particularly for power-chair users. [more inside]
posted by vogel on Feb 25, 2011 - 6 answers

Really? You got drunk at a play?

Mrs. thsmchnekllsfascists was involved in a pretty bad wreck this evening. Who pays the bills? [more inside]
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists on Jan 4, 2011 - 20 answers

What sound driver do I need and why didn't Apple include it?

How can I get the sound to work on my MacBook Pro (2010 6,2 model) when I use Windows 7 (64 bit) via BootCamp? [more inside]
posted by dougrayrankin on Dec 23, 2010 - 2 answers

How to stop a dying woman from driving (legally, safely)

How to safely and legally stop my elderly mom from driving. Complication: She's in hospice (yes, really). Special snowflake WTF details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 3, 2010 - 56 answers

Driven crazy by lack of a printer driver.

I bought a new computer (stalkers may check out my previous 'asks') running 64 bit windows 7, and I'd like it to connect to my HP 6840 wireless printer; that is, I need an appropriate driver. HP's website says that windows 7, has the driver built in and all I have to do is connect the printer via usb cable and stand back. Well, I tried that and several other things but my Windows 7 home, even after running update, has no driver for my printer (which it correctly identifies). HP tech support is of no help, merely repeating the same advice as the web sites I've already seen. I know such a driver exists because other people have solved this problem. How can I get it?
posted by Obscure Reference on Nov 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Al Gharbia A-Go-Go.

Help me find a driver for the Al Gharbia region of the UAE and not get fleeced. [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Oct 5, 2010 - 13 answers

How do I make a printer driver?

So, after seeing this FPP, I'm wondering how one might go about creating a printer driver on a Mac. Please enlighten me.
posted by reductiondesign on Jun 3, 2010 - 1 answer

New monitor, looks poopie.

My beautiful CRT finally died today. The replacement LCD is NOT plug and play. Help! [more inside]
posted by Marky on May 6, 2010 - 9 answers

Sharp Monitor out of wack

Older LCD monitor looks Horrible on new Dell Optiplex? I have a Sharp LCD monitor (LLm17w1u), which works great on my old computer, but looks like crap on my new one. I have tried every combination of settings, (Yes, all the different resolutions, color settings etc.) but still has a VERY pixilated look. It works but, heres an example, (Notice the bookmark bar words?) http://tinypic.com/r/160q15e/5. I think I need a driver, but sharp doesn't have one (Sharp Japan had one but didn't work) and every google link just makes me download a worthless program that donsn't end up doing anything. Can anyone help? Thanks so much. -Kyle
posted by Benzle on May 3, 2010 - 25 answers

So I had a pretty craptastic morning...

License suspensions, driver responsibility and address changes. Any chance? [more inside]
posted by Raze2k on Apr 21, 2010 - 6 answers

Wireless LAN driver XP WE250

I am looking for a WinXP driver for a wireless lan PCMCIA card. I have searched via google, but alas to no avail. The card has "11M Wireless LAN Card PCMCIA" on the front and The Part number is WE250-IF. One site suggested that it was either a BroMax or a KingsMax card, but I still couldn't find a driver and both companies seem to have vanished. Any suggestions greatly appreciated - Cheers Dren
posted by Dren on Apr 6, 2010 - 6 answers

How to get my webcam working

Can you help me make my webcam work? I today bought an Advent webcam, but I can't get the stupid CD that came with it to work. It doesn't help that I am really not good with computers. Is there somewhere I can download the driver? [more inside]
posted by marmaduke_yaverland on Mar 14, 2010 - 2 answers

What do these printer settings do?

Anyone know what these laser printer driver settings do? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Feb 21, 2010 - 5 answers

jumpy mouse disease

my logitech mouse is jumping around frantically on os x. it's behaving completely normally one second and then it's off somewhere entirely different the other. lots of details inside. [more inside]
posted by krautland on Aug 25, 2009 - 15 answers

Audio driver problems!

Audio driver needed for Sony Vaio VGN-SX61MN/B model laptop with Windows XP SP3! [more inside]
posted by FuckingAwesome on Aug 17, 2009 - 3 answers

How to mitigate the damage of a dreaded interview question?

Question-for-a-friend filter: How do you truthfully answer a job interview question about a previous job that you were asked to resign from, because you were an idiot? [more inside]
posted by liquado on Jul 30, 2009 - 13 answers

Seeking a permanent solution for my Wacom tablet woes.

Sometime around the beginning of this year, my Intuos2 Model 0608-U 6"x8" Wacom tablet driver stopped loading upon login and restart. I reinstall it every time I login/restart. All of the tips, tricks, workarounds suggested by both Wacom and Apple do not work. I am running Mac OS 10.5.7. Is there anything left to try? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Jul 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Cross-Platform Crashing on a Macbook Pro

I have Leopard and Windows 7 (7057) installed on my Late 2007 (possibly older, I got it refurbished) Macbook Pro 15". My problem is, every time I boot into either OS, I get a kernel panic or BSOD respectively. The fact that it happens in 2 different operating systems makes me almost positive that it's a hardware problem. Unfortunately, I don't know very much about computer hardware, so I don't really know what to troubleshoot first, and I don't want to void the warranty by opening the case (I plan to take it to the Apple Store if nobody here can solve the problem). Specifically, either operating system will crash about a minute into booting up. I don't think the problem can be too serious because everything graphically looks fine and all my files are intact. This leads me to think that maybe it's a RAM problem, and that it runs out of memory and crashes during bootup. [more inside]
posted by N2O1138 on Apr 30, 2009 - 18 answers

ATI Mobility Radeon 4530 driver for XP?

Down (up) grading a new HP DV7T-2000 to XP. The video card is an ATI Mobility Radeon 4530. I have had no luck in finding an XP driver. Does anyone have any experience with this card and have any ideas about a possible driver or workaround?
posted by MattScully on Apr 14, 2009 - 6 answers

Video causes my HP dv6000 (dv6810us) to restart after watching fro 30-45 minutes, motherboard or video card dying?

HP laptop video card issues filter: Video problem with my HP dv6000 (dv6810us) - artifacts appear then increase while watching Hulu, after 30-45 minutes the computer freezes then restarts. Pausing the video then letting the computer sleep for a couple minutes resolves the issue for another 20 minutes of video watching, then it repeats ... bad integrated video? Bad VRAM? Evil monkey? [more inside]
posted by unclezeb on Dec 29, 2008 - 12 answers

In the name of all that is holy, please let there be print-outs!

I installed a new hard drive in my G5, reinstalled all my software, and now I can't print to my HP color laserjet 3550. I've called HP, I've done everything I know how to do. HELLLLPPPPP!!!!! I'm using OS X 10.4.11. [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster on Dec 11, 2008 - 13 answers

Memorex Dual USB driver

I inherited a Memorex Dual USB card reader without a Windows XP driver. It's theoretically available at Memorex's web site but the links throw errors and when I tried to contact support, it generated a MySQL error (surprise, surprise). All of the various drivers sites I could find simply link back to Memorex's faulty site. Does anyone have this driver? It's probably in a form like "Dualreader.exe" rather than a zip archive.
posted by tommasz on Nov 4, 2008 - 3 answers

Where can I find drivers for my ancient digital camera?

Where can I find software to connect my computer to my camera? I have a Dell running Windows XP and an old Canon Powershot G2 from 2001. [more inside]
posted by chinese_fashion on Sep 9, 2008 - 14 answers

How do I get my Samsung Juke phone to work with my computer?

How do I get my Samsung Juke phone to work with my computer? [more inside]
posted by champthom on Sep 1, 2008 - 2 answers

Graphics driver issues for XP on an iMac

We can't boot into Windows XP, except in VGA mode, without the screen going black after the Windows XP "loading bar screen"; we can still hear everything, though. This is on an Intel iMac running Boot Camp, and the Mac side (Leopard) works fine, which leads me to believe this isn't a problem with hardware. [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Aug 21, 2008 - 6 answers

Business went under... how do I get driver support?

I have a wireless internet adapter that I transferred to a new desktop computer, and I don't have the CD with the driver on it anymore. Also, it looks like the original company is no longer in business, so I'm unable to download it from their site. Is there a way to make this work? [more inside]
posted by SpacemanStix on Jul 3, 2008 - 8 answers

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