I recently reread René Daumal's Mount Analogue
and am looking for other books about things - buildings, people, phenomena, organizations, parts of the natural world - that are hidden in plain sight. [more inside]
I have a Galaxy S4 and I generally transfer pics from it to a Windows 8.1 PC via USB, connecting up the Samsung as an external hard drive, navigating down to the DCIM folder on the camera's external SD card, then dragging & dropping. Recently, all my photos more recent than Feb 2014 are not visible via Windows Explorer even though the camera itself shows that those photos are indeed stored in the same folder on the external SD card that has all the pre-Feb photos. What gives? Are they hidden form view somehow?
Are there any Verizon prepaid plans other than the two: $60/mo 2GB data
or $70/mo 4GB data [more inside]
Yesterday, while walking to the store with my mom, she absolutely blew my mind when she pointed out to me that the model year of almost every car is embedded somewhere in a semi-standard code in the plastic on the tail light, or headlight, assembly. This raises two questions... [more inside]
I'm looking for movies where paying careful attention to every frame and detail yields secrets that are quite different from the "main" surface story. [more inside]
We've built a small secret room in our house for our children to discover. One of the features in the room is a bookshelf where we're putting secret room themed books. [more inside]
We will be in LA for a long a weekend, next weekend (Jan 16 - 20, 2013) visiting friends and are looking for suggestions for neat, quirky, or hidden (little known) places and experiences in LA/LA Area. Zen Gardens, Boutiques, Galleries/Gallery Openings, LA Cuisine, Street food, Flea Markets
, Vintage shops, DJ gigs
etc. [more inside]
Are there any real-life historical examples of the Small Town With A Terrible Secret horror trope? Towns where long-term, ongoing crimes (or unsavory religious practices one supposes) where purposefully covered up and kept hidden from the outside world and any attempt to investigate them resulted in the investigator being detained, thrown out, or killed?
I loved the "show me the hidden side of L.A." question. But I'm gonna be visiting its mild-mannered southern cousin, San Diego. Show me the hidden side of THAT! [more inside]
How can I go off the beaten path in London as a tourist? What are your favorite local spots? [more inside]
I'm curious about the hidden hierarchies and pecking orders that exist in the world around us. Can you give the inside scoop about who outranks whom? Examples within. [more inside]
My wife thought Last of the Mohicans had a scene where the heroine was buried alive to protect her from an Indian raid, with only a reed to breathe through. I just watched the movie, and didn't see anything like that. Is she thinking of another movie, or a (very) different cut of the film?
I discovered Crystal
deodorant a few months ago. I had tried literally every other unscented deodorant on the market and could not find one that held up all day. It turns out that the damned rock you rub on your pits is the greatest deodorant ever, and it had been on the shelf the whole time.
What other miracle products are sitting on the shelves at the market, unnoticed as I pass them by in favor of products that are more well known or have bigger advertising budgets?
I like secret compartments! My car has one. I just found a vintage handbag with a hidden umbrella compartment. What are some more things - besides the obvious hide-a-key rocks and hollow books - that have unique secret compartments? Please list/link to specific examples!
With a digital photo frame is it possible to specify the order photos are displayed? I'd like to have a random set, interspersed with occasional strings of ordered photos. [more inside]
Should I stay in this relationship? Over the course of the past year and a half, I have repeatedly (approximately 5-6 times) discovered that the person I hope to spend my life with has kept information from me. I just don't know that it will ever get better, and am so much in need of an objective set of eyes, please. [more inside]
Where are the interesting places to visit in London this Thursday/Friday? [more inside]
Why and how did you stop believing in a story of powerlessness, specifically your own? [more inside]
What are some good anime series/films? [more inside]
A question in two parts: What kind of hidden camera setup should I purchase? Also, would taking said hidden camera into a job interview be illegal? [more inside]
What are your top five favorite hidden gem books? [more inside]
How can I create hidden visual elements that can only be viewed under specific conditions? [more inside]
The world is boring. It needs more buried treasure. What things could I bury as treasure - things with great and lasting value, yet could be obtained cheaply? (Eg, a spirits/wine chest could be inexpensive to buy, but eventually become a treasure worth finding after enough years have passed. Superstar backstage passes are useless as treasure (they expire), but are an example of something of great value that doesn't cost much money to obtain - if you can find a way to obtain them.)
How can I assemble epic genuine treasure on a budget? [more inside]
I'm struggling to remember the title of a book I read in the 1980s, which had a real-world twist: hidden within the narrative was the location of a spot in the USA where some sort of treasure or reward money was located. [more inside]
I'm going with my family down to Italy from around Oct 18-30th, including a week at a farm house in Ancona (looking forward to that, for sure!). We'll also be in Venice for around three whole days in the beginning and end of the trip (we fly in/out from Venice). [more inside]
Help me to detect hidden cams/microphones in a room. I have reason to believe that my friend's house has been bugged by her ex-husband and im looking for easy ways to find and remove these bugs. [more inside]
What are some places "off the beaten path", I can explore in urban environments? For photography, and my own amusement. [more inside]
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Help me find and delete hidden files on my Mac! [more inside]
What is your most ingenious hiding place for valuables? [more inside]
So what's inside areas that are closed off to the public, in buildings? [more inside]
how can I write with "Marlett" windows XP default system font ? [more inside]
Mac OS X filter: In terminal, if I go to / and ls, I see a bunch of folders that are hidden in Finder, for example /etc, /private, /sbin, and so on. How do I add a folder to that list? [more inside]
I just moved to Verdun, (Montreal), Quebec. Any current or former inhabitants have any hidden gems they can share? [more inside]
I was trying to click and highlight a couple of lines of text in Firefox and the whole paragraph disappeared. What just happened? [more inside]
How to keep bra straps from showing without safety pins? [more inside]
Poetry about secrets, hidden things, hiding places? [more inside]
What's the original of the phrase "that's where the flavor is hiding"? [more inside]
I restored my Picasa data from a backup after a crash. Now none of the previously hidden photos are still hidden. Can I recover this automatically somehow? [more inside]
How can I set Mac OS X so that it doesn't create .DS_Store, .Trashes, and ._* files on USB drives I work with? [more inside]
For reasons that don't particularly make sense I believe that someone is spying on me with a camera hidden somewhere in my room. Ignoring for a moment the fact that I'm clearly nuts, what exactly would the law be on this (I live in the US)? [more inside]
I just got a new TV and a six speaker home theater audio system. The front and satellite speakers are small and sort of designed to be wall mounted. I want mount them (at about chest level) without obvious speaker wires.