For a project I'm currently working on as part of my graduation in Graphic Design, I wanted to compile something like an atlas of fictional cities. These may be from books, legends, stories, video games, advertisements, comics, really whatever... Even "real" cities but alternate versions, imagined or in some way deviate from their real counterpart are valid. [more inside]
posted by ahtlast93
on May 18, 2013 -
Do these things on windshield wipers serve any function, or are they purely decorative? And is there a name for them? [more inside]
posted by UltraFleece
on Sep 14, 2012 -
One of my servers needs more space, but due to several reasons I can't add space directly to the server... [more inside]
posted by gregr
on Sep 4, 2009 -
Long time listener, first time caller: Any globetrotting rowers or shipping pros out there? I need to transport a rowing oar
overseas, and I don't want it damaged. I'm planning to check it on my flight as 'sports equipment', but any advice or alternate suggestions are welcome. More details inside. [more inside]
posted by iona
on Oct 8, 2008 -
ObscureAudioFilter: Help me find an old audio snippet from Blade Runner from early Powerbook days [more inside]
posted by metaseeker
on Aug 11, 2008 -
I'm looking for PC Sword fighting games, in the style of the old boshido blade games... doesent have to be commercial
posted by xteraco
on Jul 15, 2006 -
I remember reading a while back, possibly in Cosmic Trigger or some other such book, that the pyramid shape is naturally conducive to the sharpening of blades. According to this source, if you put dull blades inside a pyramid-shaped object, they will naturally sharpen over time. I don't think it matters what material the pyramid is made from, or how big it is.
Anyway, as implausible as this idea seems, I know that I've heard it at least a few times, and cannot find anything about it on Snopes.
So my question to the MeFi Mythbusters- real or urban legend?
posted by afroblanca
on Feb 20, 2005 -
I'm looking for recommendations for a good, relatively inexpensive (hopefully around $30) coffee grinder, and some top of the line gourmet coffee to go along with it for a gift for Mom. She usually drinks Folgers, but was quite impressed with Jamaican Blue Mountain. Forgive the cluelessness, I'm more of a tea girl.
posted by ferociouskitty
on Nov 20, 2004 -
(1) Is there a significant difference between running Linux on Opterons vs. Xeons? Is one clearly better? For MySQL? For Apache/PHP?
(2) Ever hosted with Cogentco
? Is there anyone else with prices like that? (100Mbps at $1000/month)
(3) What's your favorite server vendor for typical 2-way 1U systems? (Looking at Dell, IBM, Penguin
; where does Google buy them again?)
posted by sylloge
on Dec 21, 2003 -