I came across this article
and became concerned about my eye health, in light of a new LED monitor that I recently bought and use for about four hours each day at home (at work, I look at an older LCD monitor with a CCFL backlight for eight hours).
Is this something to be concerned about? Also, can some sort of (UV) filter be placed in front of the screen to reduce risks? Currently, I have my LED monitor set to 0% brightness and 25% contrast.
posted by kalsifur
on Jul 2, 2014 -
This morning, I was surprised to see the clear imprint of my wife's butt and thighs in a bluish tone on our white melamine toilet seat. Is the actual chemistry known here, and what should we do to avoid this in the future? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 27, 2014 -
I purchased these
porcelain bowls from TJ Maxx yesterday to use as feeding dishes for my cats. There were only two bowls at the store. They had a "Blue Moon Japan" sticker affixed and are stamped with the same name on the bottom. I would love to buy more in the same or similar color/pattern. My Google-fu isn’t strong this morning. I’ve only found tea sets
from the same manufacturer.
I would be thrilled to find the manufacturer’s website if only to find out what the pattern names are called.
posted by turniphead
on Apr 11, 2014 -
I want to make an elementary school music bulletin board full of (color) images of blue albums. They should be either be predominantly blue, or should have "blue" in the name. They also need to be appropriate for an elementary school (so Nirvana
is out). [more inside]
posted by rossination
on Mar 6, 2014 -
Could a specialist on the other side of the country still be considered in-network? [more inside]
posted by mermily
on Feb 16, 2014 -
Mrs. Inamonkeysuit and I like our current situation, but the circumstances are changing and we have decided that we will be moving later in 2014. [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit
on Jan 14, 2014 -
Yesterday i dyed my hair blue underneath my regular blonde.
I am normally very low maintenance, like wash and go, and didn't really think through how to take care of it.
Looking for specific suggestions on products I can pick up today or order online that will keep the blue as blue as possible. Should I try dry shampoos? I honestly have just been using aussie shampoo since the 80s, so trying to find a new product seems oversized.
I was told to keep the blonde and blue separate when I wash my hair, like put the blue in a ponytail, wash the blonde and put conditioner on it, and then wash the blue. If anyone has managed to do this, tips for this also welcome.
posted by katinka-katinka
on Dec 4, 2013 -
In the last few weeks, blue stains have shown up on my daughter's shirts after washing them. They weren't there before I washed the clothes. They don't show up on anyone else's clothes. I can't get them out. Any ideas about how to get the stains out and how to prevent other shirts from getting stained? [more inside]
posted by TEA
on Oct 18, 2013 -
Hello, asking for a friend of mine: Looking for a new doctor in Santa Clara/Alameda Counties (California) in the Blue Cross network, recommendations? [more inside]
posted by Seboshin
on Sep 13, 2013 -
here's a photo.
it appears to be aluminum and it's weighty for its size. It was among the possessions of an elderly, career US Navy retiree. Any ideas? Phone's for scale-- I know what that is.
posted by Mayor Curley
on Aug 20, 2013 -
So I'm feeling miserable a lot lately. What do you do when you're feeling bad, to cheer yourself up? Restriction: Must be something I can do alone.
posted by EatMyHat
on Apr 25, 2013 -
I want to trade my car in and buy a new one. The Kelly Blue Book value of my trade-in is $7500, but the dealer's "Black Book" value is $3000-4000. [more inside]
posted by Right On Red
on Apr 20, 2013 -
A friend introduced me to f.lux for Mac, and I'm hoping to find a way to adjust the color of my iPhone screen to be more in line with my circadian rhythms. [more inside]
posted by ladypants
on Mar 17, 2013 -
I've noticed some recurrent patterns in music videos (use of numbers, colors, etc.) that have piqued my interest. I'm wondering if any industry insiders can shed any light or if anyone has explored this concept academically or otherwise. [more inside]
posted by xenophile
on Feb 27, 2013 -
Upgraded my video card from a Radeon HD 5770 to a GeForce GTX 660, now the blue colors are off (in some programs) and giving a purple tint... [more inside]
posted by querty
on Jan 28, 2013 -
Song ID help: spacey, dreampop, female vocalist(s), with the refrain 'memories of Atlantic blue.' [more inside]
posted by googly
on Aug 20, 2012 -
I've bought several packs of neutral-natural smokey brown eyeshadow collections (including these two
) just trying to look natural. Instead, they all turn blue-ish when put on my eyelids, and I look exactly like I'm wearing artificial colors.
Trial and error is getting way too expensive! Has anyone had any luck with finding a set of browns that are actually brown?
posted by heatherfl
on May 5, 2012 -
The red and blue channels of *some* videos I watch with the Firefox Flash plugin on sites like youtube are swapped. Halp? [more inside]
posted by CautionToTheWind
on Apr 15, 2012 -
Help my wife and I remember this (likely flash) game. Blue backgrounds progressively transitioning to black, horizontal scrolling and snowfall may have been involved. [more inside]
posted by michaelh
on Mar 2, 2012 -
I need the color of the sky in Chicago every day for the last year. Does this exist anywhere? [more inside]
posted by Sreiny
on Feb 3, 2012 -
Help IDing a TV commercial involving a clear robot run by blue liquid [more inside]
posted by Capa
on Dec 25, 2011 -
I am looking for "left" or "blue state" American flags or patches in which all the colored part of the flag is blue (eg blue stripes instead of red). Maybe I just cannot get the correct search terms, but I have not been able to find these. Anyone know where such an animal can be got?
posted by ackptui
on Nov 14, 2011 -
How can I find and devour blue java (also known as "ice cream") bananas, those rarest and most delectable of all bananas known to man and God? [more inside]
posted by clockzero
on Jul 18, 2011 -
I need to buy (gack!) my own health insurance. I'm in New York state. I'm looking for very good coverage. Would rather pay more for high-quality, flexible, non-nitpicky coverage (if such a thing exists), and then economize by opting for high deductibles.
I once lived in CT for a short while, and loved Anthem Blue Cross. But I've heard horror stories about Empire Blue Cross in NY. What other options are out there?
posted by Quisp Lover
on Apr 3, 2011 -
Why did my monitor turn blue? ... and now today, I cant seem to get it to work. (I'm sooo clueless.) [more inside]
posted by saragoodman3
on Nov 30, 2010 -
The chocolate brown/robin's egg blue combo: when did it start being popular? Where did that combo come from? Why so pleasing to the eyes? And still trendy today? or outdated and tacky?
posted by Busoni
on Oct 22, 2010 -
Why do we say "red, white and blue" to describe the American flag? Who, or what, decided that order?
posted by Lucinda
on Jun 14, 2010 -
Where can I find a somewhat casual, good quality blue blazer made of cotton, linen, or a cotton/linen blend? [more inside]
posted by jayder
on Mar 15, 2010 -
Why does my mascarpone taste like alcohol and mushrooms? Is it supposed to taste like that? [more inside]
posted by snailparade
on Nov 17, 2009 -