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how to upload and transfer 1 gig of files to my SO in usa?

i am in china apparently. google browser and anything related to google like gmail and dropbox have been blocked in the past month. and most file host / media share web sites are blocked too. i want to upload and transfer 1 gig of files to my SO in usa. could anybody give me some good suggestions?
posted by denimchair on Jun 22, 2014 - 13 answers

Rent question (grace period falls on holiday) Oregon

My friend rents an apartment. According to the lease he signed there is a 4 day grace period before his rent is considered late. (He sometimes pays on the 4th of the month because of when he is paid). This month the grace period involves the July 4 holiday. [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow on Jun 22, 2014 - 18 answers

What kind of suit for an arts interview? Or suit at all?

A friend has an interview for a really great administrative job at a midwestern arts organization. He's a big guy, so our options are not infinite - ie, no going to JCrew. [more inside]
posted by Frowner on Jun 4, 2014 - 10 answers

This is stupid! Please help me enjoy my new toys (Moto G, iPad, Macbook)

I've recently acquired some new toys that I'm not getting any use out of because of my unusually strong hatred of spyware, adware, and "social networking". Specifically, I've had a new Moto G phone for about two weeks, an iPad mini for a few months and a Macbook Pro for about two years. I'm not getting any enjoyment or use out of these tools because I need help configuring them in such a way that they don't bother me with social networking noise and spyware-related crap. Please help. [more inside]
posted by LuckySeven~ on May 14, 2014 - 20 answers

I need logo'd coffee mugs in 9 days or less. Difficulty = $250 budget

I need to have coffee mugs imprinted with our company logo and delivered to downtown LA in the next 9 days, all for a budget of >$250.00 Anybody know a guy? Personal recommendations of reliable vendors urgently needed, thanks!
posted by Space Kitty on May 12, 2014 - 12 answers

Help me figure out how to trust again (both other people and myself)….

What I’m trying to figure out now is how to trust people again, trust myself again, and find myself/my voice again. [more inside]
posted by lullu73 on Apr 9, 2014 - 11 answers

Excel sum question with if and operators

Spread sheet contains 4 columns. Submitals, interviews, jobs and a total sum column of the prior three cells mentioned. The trick is, a submital is worth 1 point, a intrerview 3 points, a job 5 points. But the value must be 1 each in its respective column, and the sum column must contain the total number of points. How would you format a sheet to achieve this.
posted by cheechman85 on Feb 26, 2014 - 2 answers

Pet Owners Have You Ever Used Certifect To Treat for Fleas And Ticks?

Has anyone used Certifect (a relatively new drug put out by Merial (the makers of Frontline) to treat for fleas and ticks? What is your personal experience with it? Was it effective? Did your pets have any negative reactions? [more inside]
posted by WalkerWestridge on Jan 16, 2014 - 7 answers

Name these two cartoons

I have a vague recollection of a very old, black and white cartoon about a huge cat that goes to a junk yard and searches for a mouse who lives in a house (I think). The cat kind of looks like Felix (or so I remember). There is a lot of gold in the episode (for reasons I can't seem to explain). The second cartoon is also old (probably 70s animation) and is about a boy who has these surreal adventures. I remember him riding his little car all over the place and in one scene, he is walking on a tight rope. There is also an umbrella scene. And I think it rains at one point. I believe the cartoon was British, but I'm not sure.
posted by omar.a on Jan 8, 2014 - 5 answers

A Potentially Electric Question

What is "electric potential"? I've dug through the internet, gone to tutoring, asked my teacher, and nothing has helped. [more inside]
posted by runcibleshaw on Oct 3, 2013 - 26 answers

Novels in 1st and 3rd person

I would like to find novels told from the point of view of at least two characters where one portion is written in the first person and one is in the third.
posted by bananafish on Sep 11, 2013 - 33 answers

Found money? I hope so

I contributed money to several different 401(k)s over the last decade and I have no idea where the accounts are. Help me find my money. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 9, 2013 - 10 answers

Ball and Cup Magic Routine

I'm looking for the best ball and cup magic routine I've ever seen. It was posted on the blue about a year ago. I believe the guy had a beard, and he may have used mugs and music to go with the routine. The amount of variations and throws that he used were mind boggling. My google fu is failing me, hive mind please help.
posted by MechEng on Aug 7, 2013 - 3 answers

This car is older than I am. Also more attractive and more fun.

In less than a month, a classic car auction is coming to my neck of the woods, and by pure chance they're auctioning off an oddball car that I think is fantastic. Help me proceed without making any foolish mistakes. [more inside]
posted by davejay on Jul 12, 2013 - 13 answers

Best point and shoot camera with wireless photo upload

I just broke my point and shoot camera and want to replace it with something more modern. I have a 4GB eye-if SD card that I configured to auto-upload to my online photo storage for me, but I'd like to find a camera that has this feature built in. A quick google (an 4 hours later), it doesn't seem like I can find such a camera -- is my google searching rusty, or is the camera market missing "automatic, easy picture upload" as a built in feature? I don't want to use my eye-if anymore. Any suggestions for a camera that does it all?
posted by thankyoumuchly on Jun 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Outdoor lights got wet -- now what?

I have these strings of tiki lights in my backyard and they got wet! [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster on May 26, 2013 - 3 answers

The best book on college grammar?

I have just finished a college course in business English. I did well, but I want to be able to look at parts of speech in a sentence and understand enough to know for sure why I am using who or whom or when to choose subjective or objective pronouns. (Example: Do you think it was THEY who left the door unlocked overnight?) My textbook spent more time telling you to substitute he or him for who or whom, but I wanted to be able to understand what part of speech was responsible for the choice. What is the best college level or above textbook to teach me this? Thank you in advance.
posted by Leah on May 7, 2013 - 3 answers

Shipping clubs

Can you explain the logistics of shipping golf clubs? [more inside]
posted by Cuspidx on Apr 11, 2013 - 5 answers

delicious (or just tolerable:) recipes with lean protein and vegetables

Hi all, I recently started the F-Factor diet For the first two weeks carbs are limited to fiber crackers, all bran, 0% greek yogurt, and one piece of fruit a day. No beans or starchy vegetables. You are allowed a small amount of fat (like a few slices of avocado, or a few peanuts, or a couple teaspoons of oil. Other than that you can have a lot of lean protein (fish, turkey, egg whites, skinless chicken, pork, light cheese, lean beef with fat removed etc.) and vegetables. Unfortunately I'm going away to a cabin this weekend and everyone else will be drinking like fishes and eating crazy fattening food. What are some things that I can make with lean protein and vegetables (and maybe the small amount of fat I'm allowed) that would be tolerable if not delicious. I will have access to a very basic kitchen (nothing fancy but at least a refrigerator, oven and stove). Thanks!
posted by bananafish on Apr 10, 2013 - 9 answers

A brief history of Maternal and Child Health in the International arena?

I am looking for a succinct synapses of the history of international Maternal and Child Health (MCH) initiatives since it first became an issue until the present which would be, I think, the Millennium Development Goals? Or is there something more recent? It would, ideally, be an article that outlines that background rather than a complete book that explains it all in detail. Can you help?
posted by lil' ears on Mar 22, 2013 - 4 answers

How to reduce comcast internet bill, and how fast do I really need?

How to reduce comcast internet bill, and how fast do I really need? Details inside. [more inside]
posted by markblasco on Jan 16, 2013 - 14 answers

Perception Problems

How can I improve my perception of distance and time? [more inside]
posted by Angel of Khaos on Jan 9, 2013 - 10 answers

Film Noir Cartoons

Does anyone have any examples of some cartoons that reference Film Noir or are drawn in a noir-esque fashion/explore noir themes? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Dec 13, 2012 - 17 answers

Career vs. Comfort

I work in IT and am 32. I've recently left my job of 11 years for a 10K pay increase and to try to advance my career. I really didn't want to do it because I was comfortable and happy where I was in the old job. I'm an ISTJ (introvert) and my nature is to not make big changes in my life. I worry about not having a clear path in my life. Ive been at the new job for 2 months now and It's been up and down but i'm definitely not as happy as I was at the old job. [more inside]
posted by qxmbati on Dec 2, 2012 - 20 answers

Only kid apps for child!

Help me "freeze" my granddaughter.... [more inside]
posted by pamspanda on Dec 2, 2012 - 3 answers

The show of the future

Where is all the music from behind the email stinger on the Ron & Fez show from? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Nov 20, 2012 - 1 answer

The Morality of Hit and Run

What's the moral argument against running away from an accident if the victim's being cared for (aside from insurance issues)? [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover on Nov 12, 2012 - 23 answers

Please help me think of ways to reduce the pain and tedium for my mom post surgery

My mom just had her third surgery to repair hip tendons and its expected that she will not be able to go anywhere without 2 crutches for 6-8 weeks. Besides limiting mobility, it also means that she won't be able to cook for some time--her lifelong passion and joie de vivre, besides plants. If she were nearby i would go spend time with her, but she's across the Atlantic (France, I'm in the US). I'm trying to think of ways to cheer her up, make life easier, ease the tedium. [more inside]
posted by SpicyMustard on Nov 1, 2012 - 7 answers

Disease model of Addiction?

Do I have to believe in the disease model of addiction to be successful in my recovery? I go to this counselor and he says in order for me to be happy I need to buy into NA and make friends there to live a happy healthy and normal life. I dont like NA and dont believe in the principles. Why cant I just say I was on drugs and now I am off without having to talk about it all the time? Is this the only way to happiness? He said I am fighting my disease and will never be happy if I dont try it. I have been sober for 5 months and I have real bad days and some good days. I am always overanalyzing things. I started CBT and that has seemed to make me more anxious at the moment. He also says that in my case CBT wont work unless I stop fighting my disease. I dont see how that makes sense.
posted by Truts83 on Oct 31, 2012 - 21 answers

Excel Help

Excelfilter: How do I find and replace (e.g. replace 17 for 18) a set of numbers in the format: 17-01-06 without it being recognised as a date? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Oct 30, 2012 - 4 answers

british art illustration icon

Anybody have any examples of iconically British artwork and illustrators? [more inside]
posted by jumelle on Oct 28, 2012 - 33 answers

I keep getting rejected or ignored and want to quit trying to date

I want to give up trying to date, I just keep getting rejected, can you guys help me stay motivated and not quit trying? [more inside]
posted by curious-mind on Oct 17, 2012 - 83 answers

Please help me find a boilerplate terms and conditions statement for my new retail website

Please help me find a boilerplate terms and conditions statement for my new retail website. I am begining a retail web venture and need some terms and conditions verbage. Boilerplate will do. Can someone point the way today?
posted by citybuddha on Sep 26, 2012 - 2 answers

important question

Hi, I have heard many opinions about this but need a final answer: vulva should be washed with soap or not?
posted by the young rope-rider on Aug 29, 2012 - 25 answers

Do other countries do this?

Cheap clothing worldwide: OK I see ads for very low dollar cost clothing which leads to short lifespans for those clothes and a never ending repeat cycle. Is this something other countries outside the US do for their garments? Do say German middle class parents buy cheap items for school or do they buy better grade products and buy them less often? Is the Wal-Mart/Ross/K-Mart junk clothing limited to the US? Same with cheap shoes, are the quality shoes found in German or Swiss or French stores better and therefore longer lived?
posted by Freedomboy on Aug 19, 2012 - 18 answers

Cabins & B&Bs, oh my! Between Mendocino and Portland

Recommendations for Cabins & Queer-Friendly B&B's between Mendocino and Portland? [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Jul 11, 2012 - 5 answers

Please don't tell ME you think I'm wonderful. Instead, tell your five hundred closest friends.

How can I get people to stop gushing at me and instead promote me? [more inside]
posted by Michele in California on Jul 7, 2012 - 65 answers

GraphicDesignFilter - Please help me figure out how this Kool and the Gang 7" sleeve was designed almost 30 years ago.

GraphicDesignFilter - Please help me figure out how this Kool and the Gang 7" sleeve was designed almost 30 years ago. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Jul 1, 2012 - 16 answers

Portland for a weekend bromance

Heading to Portland, OR for the first time! Super excited, and could use your help with our special-snowflake travel needs. [more inside]
posted by thebergfather on Jun 22, 2012 - 11 answers

European marrying a US citizen - US visa process?

European marrying a US citizen - US visa process? [more inside]
posted by LivinginYes on May 27, 2012 - 9 answers

Make interesting conversations and making them flow

i need help to make interesting conversations and making them flow [more inside]
posted by soul24rage on May 25, 2012 - 20 answers

Like Twisted Sister, we wanna rock

Where can a rock band get a gig in Manhattan on a favorable night of the week without having recent gig experience? [more inside]
posted by troywestfield on May 18, 2012 - 7 answers

Need video clips

I need to find a resource (or resources) where I can download old black and white clips. [more inside]
posted by kenaldo on May 9, 2012 - 5 answers

How to show appreciation for a miracle?

Our favorite parakeet (a 5 year old little sweetie who came to us as a rescue) just spent 48 hours as a wild bird, and three people were instrumental in returning her safely to us. Please help us decide on the perfect gifts of appreciation. [more inside]
posted by cakebatter on May 1, 2012 - 5 answers

Kenny f***n' Powers

Where can this most awesome of T-shirts worn by Kenny Powers be found?
posted by jimmereeno on Apr 24, 2012 - 6 answers

Old People Playing Old Games: The Campaign

Well, we were successful, and I pulled off my birthday party by DMing a 1st Edition rules run through Steading of the Hill Giant Chief without too much trouble. Now, my players are well and good hooked, and we're talking about actually running a campaign. Some things came up, however, that some other old school gamers may be able to help with. [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Apr 8, 2012 - 4 answers

creepy, nerdy, foodie bed and breakfast near NYC!

Looking for a Bed and Breakfast near NYC for a nerdy, foodie, book and music loving couple's last huzzah before she leaves! [more inside]
posted by AutoPilot83 on Mar 26, 2012 - 4 answers

How to do I clear up a post-cold congestion/phlegm?

I've actually had this problem for awhile. I usually wake up in the mornings with congestion mostly a lot of phlegm. I have to clear my throat numerous times, blow my nose, etc. The phlegm is clear, no discoloration. Clogs most in my throat so I almost have to make a hacking sound to bring up the phlegm. [more inside]
posted by melizabeth on Mar 5, 2012 - 19 answers

What are some common arguments for and against socialized healthcare on the left and the right?

What are some common arguments for and against socialized healthcare on the left and the right? [more inside]
posted by Snorlax on Mar 3, 2012 - 24 answers

Do not like colors.

Can I switch the colors on my Android phone to grayscale? [more inside]
posted by blargerz on Feb 12, 2012 - 7 answers

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