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Movies/Television: Stories with a recurring person/object in background?

I am looking for movies (or related) that contain an unusual twist: At the end, it is revealed that unbeknownst to everyone there was a person or object repeatedly appearing in the background. [more inside]
posted by 99percentfake on Oct 3, 2013 - 31 answers

Applying for rental house - need advice

Husband and I are seeking a rental home. We found a nice house and the landlord has invited us to apply. Last time we applied for rental the property manager had us do a credit/background check via an online service. This new landlord gave us a paper form asking for SSN, DOB, our checking and savings account numbers, employment history, and other info. The landlord is an older person with a couple investment properties. I'm sure this is not a scam, but I am reluctant to hand all my ID and bank numbers to a stranger. Advice? Anyone know a simple, reputable online background checking service that I can suggest to this landlord? We would pay the fee. My goal is to make the landlord comfortable so we can lease the house. The Seattle rental market is very tight. This landlord has his pick of many worthy applicants. We have excellent credit, references, etc.
posted by valannc on May 26, 2013 - 9 answers

What background screening services show someone's salary history?

I found a background check service at one point that showed a summary of each paycheck my employer issued to me, including bonuses and other payments, and I believe my Social Security number was required in order to retrieve the report. I can't locate the service again. Are there any out there that still offer such a service?
posted by scottso17 on May 4, 2013 - 7 answers

Subtle creepy strings.

It's time to play your favorite (maybe) Ask Metafilter game: recommend music for a specific purpose! Bonus difficulty: the specificity is really specific! [more inside]
posted by lazaruslong on Sep 6, 2012 - 23 answers

How to sprite a back

Web design question about using the CSS Sprite technique for speeding up page loads, but while hiding part of the background. [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz on Apr 4, 2012 - 8 answers

Help ID this classical music on Radiolab's "Loops" episode

What's the classical piece in the background of the Radiolab "Loops" episode's segment on Gödel? [more inside]
posted by brianogilvie on Oct 10, 2011 - 4 answers

And strrreeeetch!

What is the best website background dimension to accommodate nearly all screen sizes? [more inside]
posted by joyeuxamelie on Dec 20, 2010 - 11 answers

What can an employment background check entail?

What can an employment background check entail? [more inside]
posted by AngryTypingGuy on Jun 29, 2010 - 16 answers

Progressive Mix

If you were creating a "work mix" of public background music on Pandora or Last.fm or Slacker for a laid back, progressive retail environment, what artists would you include? [more inside]
posted by netbros on May 17, 2010 - 13 answers

If it hurts, don't do it?

Why does my background torture LCD screens? [more inside]
posted by pwnguin on Sep 16, 2009 - 13 answers

How to create a dot background pattern for a blog / website??

I'm looking to create a very subtle dot background pattern, like the one on this site. I'm pretty familiar with Photoshop and Illustrator and have been able to produce a dot pattern, but the scale is much too big, and when I try to create a smaller pattern using a smaller circle, it simply disappears, or becomes a solid gray once I import it as a background. Does anyone have any idea how to make a pattern like the one on that site? It seems like it should be pretty straightforward, but I haven't been able to figure it out.
posted by arbor day on Sep 11, 2009 - 9 answers

Where to find vector graphic website backgrounds?

Where can I find/buy great website backgrounds such as the examples below? Or, where can I find good vector graphics to tile and make my own? [more inside]
posted by Merlin144 on Jun 16, 2009 - 7 answers

Upbeat instrumental, piano or string music?

Please help me find other songs that have a similar sound to the first 30 seconds of Vampire Weekend's M79. [more inside]
posted by Andy's Gross Wart on Mar 21, 2009 - 8 answers

What color text on what color background maximizes screen readability while minimizing eyestrain?

What color text on what color background maximizes screen readability while minimizing eyestrain? [more inside]
posted by Joe Beese on Jan 19, 2009 - 19 answers

My mind says fraud, but that can't be right.

Legally, what would you call refusal to adhere to city/government by-laws to fingerprint or background check volunteer workers? I imagine it's a fairly serious crime. Location in Canada preferably, but US examples welcome. [more inside]
posted by Phire on Mar 21, 2008 - 14 answers

IE6 Image Display Bug

In IE6, I occasionally get an image being covered by the background color of the div that contains it. Huh? [more inside]
posted by maxwelton on Nov 5, 2007 - 4 answers

background checks

How long does a background check for federal employment take these days? [more inside]
posted by dilettante on Sep 20, 2007 - 13 answers

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