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Box Spring Mattress Stuffing?

There is stuffing crammed into the corners if my box spring mattress. Why? And can I throw it away? [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Dec 9, 2014 - 3 answers

Using an Android tv box - how many gb are used

I am considering the purchase of an android tv box but I have no idea how many gb of my 100 gb/month allotment would be used up on my internet service plan (using DSL modem). If for example, I was watching tv up to 3 hours daily would this exceed the 100 gb monthly limit? Second question - is there anyone using the magic box from redrhino entertainment - is it worth the premium price of a regular quad core box?
posted by DonM on Oct 12, 2014 - 3 answers

I can has a box?

I want to get a box about the right size for lying in or sitting down in (or both) for as cheap as possible, that will close tightly but with air holes and stuff. [more inside]
posted by curuinor on Sep 19, 2014 - 5 answers

Air Cargo E Container in Boston

Where can I find large and sturdy corrugated shipping boxes in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by klausness on Jul 31, 2014 - 12 answers

Help me buy this ring box for my fiancé. Details below.

So my fiancé and I have already picked out our wedding rings and will be getting them (coincidently) exactly one year before our wedding. Our engagement party is the following night. I want to surprise her with this ring box. Only problem is the company does not ship to Australia. What are my options and roughly how much would postage cost to Brisbane, Australia.
posted by thelloydshow on Jul 27, 2014 - 7 answers

I'm too tired to think of a quirky title

We're tired of sleeping on a twin sized futon mattress. Literally. Help us find a solution. Difficulty: Spiral stairs! [more inside]
posted by Diskeater on Jun 24, 2014 - 34 answers

Is this electrical feature dangerous?

When I'm sitting in the room with the breaker box to my house, I hear a series of short buzzes, like "bzzzt." The noise seems to be coming from the breaker box, and I notice that a faceplate to one of the switches is missing (breakers were last switched off a month or two ago, when new heat pump was installed.). Here is (or should be) the image (if not, there's just copper surface where the breaker faceplate should be):
posted by mmiddle on Jun 20, 2014 - 11 answers

I'd like to have a run (100+) custom SNES game boxes printed

This is one of the weirder questions I've hopped on here to ask, but I figured if anyone would have the answer, it'd be the MeFi Hivemind. I'm working with a team on a game that was happily funded some time ago. Because its a retro nostalgia-thon, we'd love to offer a limited run of SNES boxes customized to our game. Finding the template was no problem, finding a printer is quite another. We'd prefer to ship them flat, but cut and scored so that when people got them at home, they could just fold and glue and blammo. We're having trouble finding a printer who could meet those needs- All of our previous print experience is in screen/offset/apparel, not in a weird custom job like this. Suggestions or thoughts on how to bring our SNES box to life?
posted by GilloD on Apr 13, 2014 - 7 answers

I need help buying a new bed

I have never in my life bought a bed. I have never in my adult life owned a new mattress. I have always slept on hand-me-downs or give-aways. I am ready to invest in a new, top-quality mattress and box springs but I don't have the first idea of how or where to start. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Mar 28, 2014 - 33 answers

Help me use my empty box!

I have a large flat box made of lightweight wood -- maybe pine -- that I have had for years. I would like to do something with it. It is about 18" square and about 1.5" tall, with the lid adding another half inch or so of headroom inside when it's closed. It is plain with a simple gold-tone hook latch. I have considered the idea of drilling holes and using it for a charging station but would like to consider other ideas before I either commit to that or give up and keep carrying it around. Any thoughts? Thanks so much!
posted by michellenoel on Mar 20, 2014 - 3 answers

Box spring or wood slats?

We just got a nice new mattress. It came with a box spring. We were using our old mattress on an IKEA bed (the Redalen, which I guess they don't sell anymore) with their cheap wooden slats, the Sultan Lade, as support. All things being equal, we'd stick with the IKEA bed and slats. But are all things equal? Are there advantages to using the box spring instead of the slats?
posted by Xalf on Mar 14, 2014 - 17 answers

Cable box must be left on to use HDD/DVD recorder?

Do we have to leave our Charter cable box on in order to use the timer on our HDD/DVD recorder? [more inside]
posted by ragtimepiano on Feb 25, 2014 - 5 answers

Time Capsule as a Service

Is there somewhere I can send the 'stuff of nostalgia' and retrieve it some time in the future? [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jan 19, 2014 - 4 answers

OS X packages under Box.com

Is there an incompatibility between Box.com and data files that are stored as packages under OS X? If I have a package file, say a .vpdoc data file for VoodooPad, I can transfer it to Dropbox in a short time, but if I try to upload it to Box.com using its uploader, it usually takes several hours for the upload to complete. I did a quick test using an 18.2 mb package. It's still uploading, but my calculation is that the upload rate is about 21 mb per hour. (I am on a fast cable internet connection.) I'm a long-time Dropbox user but new to Box.com, so I'm wondering if there is something I am missing.
posted by yclipse on Jan 19, 2014 - 6 answers

Tips for breaking down boxes?

I order a lot of stuff online (like the people four questions back). Which means I end up with a lot of boxes. Which means I spend a lot of time breaking down boxes with a box cutter to put into recycling. The way I do it seems both time consuming, and possibly accident-prone. Anyone have any tips for breaking down boxes safely and quickly? (Or, I guess, tips for how to avoid having to break down boxes).
posted by ManInSuit on Jan 12, 2014 - 28 answers

Best software or websites to manage my small company

First of all, if there are better places on the internet where I should ask these types of questions about project and company management, please let me know. You guys are awesome, but I have plenty of other types of questions I'd like to ask in here, and, plus, I need to find the best source for answers to specific questions like this and fast. I need the proper technological solution for managing the flow of tasks and information of an entire company. The company is about 20 people in the office (half of them engineers) and about the same in the fab shop, so it's small. I am not the owner, but the oft-ignored second-in-command. See my other questions (here and here) for more details about my specific working situation. Right now, the company can only be described as chaotic. We have taken probably on probably too much work, people (especially me) aren't aware of what others are doing, collaboration takes place in inefficient bursts in the conference room, and the massive amount of information we generate per job and in the rest of the business is never easily found when needed. The owner causes a lot of these problems with his capricious style of running the business and tends to only add to the entropy, but I think that centralization of information and communication may save it before it's too late. I need the proper tool or tools to do this. I'll discuss where I am thus far, and we can go from there. [more inside]
posted by KinoAndHermes on Sep 29, 2013 - 7 answers

How should I present this gift?

I need a pretty package. [more inside]
posted by ohsnapdragon on Sep 23, 2013 - 8 answers

The agony of da feets

Please help me (a hefty male) find shoes sneakers that are comfortable! Requirements: US size 10.5-11, wide width (3E), wide toe box for bunion comfort and vegan. Preferably shoes that don't look like Herman Munster's. Actually, that's totally OK. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts on Sep 18, 2013 - 15 answers

Balcony railing planter box

Looking for a balcony railing planter box like this one (which is out of stock). It's a metal basket that you place planters into, and it has adjustable brackets that clamp on to your railing. Thanks!
posted by Conrad Cornelius o'Donald o'Dell on Aug 19, 2013 - 2 answers

Scroll Follow Box

I am a novice at html, but I have found code that I've used to create placeholders for images on the right side of my page that don't move when I scroll down. I want to hyperlink each of five images in that scroll follow box to a different audio file. Each audio file corresponds to one of five explanations grouped together on the left side of the page. There are dozens of five explanation groupings and the follow box helps users remember what the terms mean by clicking a close by box when they need to. I am using Serif WebX6 to build the website. And I've been referring to a book I have on .html. I found lots of code that uses .css or javascript, but I have no training with these, and when I pasted them in, the website didn't accept or run them. I do have a better understanding of .html though. And I have been able to move the box I made around, and create placeholders for my images, but no images. [more inside]
posted by CollectiveMind on Aug 6, 2013 - 6 answers

What is the box in a cop's locker called if they die?

CopFilter: Years ago I read in a book that cops have a box that they keep in their lockers. The idea is that if they are ever killed in the line of duty, that their partner would get the box and destroy it. I can't, for the life of me remember what the name for this sort of box is called, and what was traditionally kept in it. Can anyone who would be in a position to know help me out?
posted by Sully on Jul 23, 2013 - 10 answers

Box on back of Canadian women's soccer players.

During the Canada vs USA friendly women's soccer match, many of the Canadian players had a single rectangular shaped protrusion located high between the shoulder blades and under the jersey. What might this be?
posted by Feisty on Jun 3, 2013 - 3 answers

DIY Durable Lightweight Box?

I need to build a durable lightweight rectangular box. Interior dimensions of about 36"x12"x6". What materials should I consider? [more inside]
posted by TheKM on May 14, 2013 - 11 answers

Need Advice on Purchasing Equipment to DJ House Music

Should I buy an "all in one" DJ controller or should I buy component-by-component (i.e., two turntables, a mixer and a serato box)? Details follow... [more inside]
posted by Jason Solo on May 1, 2013 - 9 answers

What's the lifespan of TV converter boxes?

My converter box just all-of-a-sudden didn't work last night for my analog TV. [more inside]
posted by noelpratt2nd on Apr 13, 2013 - 4 answers

Type font for numbering on old post office boxes

I'm looking for a type font that was used for the numbering on early-to-mid twentieth century post office boxes. The font is brass or gold in color, with slight shadowing or some other contrivance that gives it some dimensionality or relief or shadowing. It's sort of the same font that you see from the 1950's on lawyer's office windows or doors in cities, although that's a fleeting impression I have. [more inside]
posted by eaglehound on Feb 26, 2013 - 6 answers

1860s Safe Deposit Box?

When did American banks first offer safety deposit boxes? If they were used in Civil War times, how secure were they? Got a great source on the topic? (Don't nobody worry, I ain't plannin nothin.)
posted by LonnieK on Feb 13, 2013 - 5 answers

Cloud Box desired. Please help :)

Help me find or make a cloud in a box. By a cloud I mean a "A visible mass of condensed water vapor floating in the atmosphere, typically high above the ground." By a box I mean something that can fit on a desktop. The inspiration came from this art installation. [more inside]
posted by rdurbin on Dec 31, 2012 - 14 answers

Shipping a soundbar

How to pack a soundbar? [more inside]
posted by dhens on Dec 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Firebox posters: Where?

Firebox posters: Where did I see them? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Dec 2, 2012 - 1 answer

judging a flop

What percentage (either of a movie's production budget or of the final receipts) of a movie's box office receipts are expected to be produced in the opening weekend?
posted by goethean on Oct 30, 2012 - 4 answers

I need some help syncing my files.

I need an alternative to Google Drive that's going to work well with all my little snowflake snowflakes. And there are a bunch. [more inside]
posted by kbanas on Sep 24, 2012 - 10 answers

Bento newbie seeks sensei

Help me find the perfect bento box. [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Sep 16, 2012 - 17 answers

It is especially bad at night when I am heading to the bathroom

I switched to a wheat-based litter and now it is tracking everywhere despite my best efforts. Any suggestions for combating this? [more inside]
posted by oflinkey on Sep 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Storage key combination lockbox for a big key?

What's a good storage key combination lockbox (the kind realtors/landlords sometimes attached to the front door of properties) that can accommodate a big rental car key fob? [more inside]
posted by treepour on Aug 20, 2012 - 9 answers

Where can I order a small run of custom printed boxes?

Could anyone recommend a website where I can order a (very) small run of (relatively) inexpensive custom printed storage or portfolio boxes? Or, alternatively, could you help me concoct a long lasting, elegant, DIY alternative to custom printed boxes? [more inside]
posted by cimton on Jul 3, 2012 - 8 answers

Can I haz secooritees?

What kind of security box should I get? Small/affordable ones please! [more inside]
posted by Angel of Khaos on Jun 26, 2012 - 7 answers

Empty Cigar Boxes, for Free

Where can I find empty cigar boxes for FREE (or nearly free) in the Minneapolis, MN area? [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on Jun 14, 2012 - 9 answers

kitten troubles

I gave my mother-in-law my Mainecoon kitten. Since then, she has stopped using the litter box. Help! [more inside]
posted by melangell on Jun 2, 2012 - 6 answers

Looking for this set of bento boxes

Do you see this 3-layer bento lunch box for sale online? One box in the stack is white with the yellow design, one is white with the orange design, and the 3rd box is white with the green design.
posted by cashman on May 19, 2012 - 10 answers

How do we convince our cat to stop pooping in front of her litter box?

One of out cats has decided that she will only poop in front of her litter box. This is a new and unpleasant habit. What can be done to fix this behavior? [more inside]
posted by item on Mar 14, 2012 - 28 answers

Where can I buy a nice box and some foam in Vancouver?

Where can I buy a nice box and some foam in Vancouver? [more inside]
posted by ndicecco on Mar 12, 2012 - 4 answers

Share Your Donation Boxes!

I need ideas and links for an eye-catching wall-mounted donation box. [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Feb 1, 2012 - 3 answers

Where does this myth/rumor/fact come from?

Are stylists telling the truth when they say that professional haircolor after drugstore haircolor will literally destroy your hair? [more inside]
posted by nataliedanger on Jan 18, 2012 - 16 answers

Denver karaoke scene, or not scene

Is there a good (or even one for that matter) Karaoke box in Denver area? [more inside]
posted by occidental on Jan 6, 2012 - 2 answers

Where can I locally get a big box of full size Snickers (that doesn't require a membership) before Hallowe'en?

Where can I purchase a 48-count box of individually-wrapped full-size Snickers in the DC/Maryland area before Hallowe'en? I know Costco and probably Sams Club carry them, but I don't currently have a membership and don't want to pay a $50 membership just for the privilege of buying a $40 box of candy. [more inside]
posted by mboszko on Oct 27, 2011 - 21 answers

obsessive behavior

obsessive litter box behavior - what does it mean? [more inside]
posted by ljoct on Jul 6, 2011 - 19 answers

Guitar multi FX vs stomp boxes

GuitarFilter: Multi FX vs. Pedals. In particular, I'm trying to figure out whether I should buy a $100 floor controller for my Line 6 Pod XT, or stump for a couple of pedals instead. Lots of snowflakiness inside. [more inside]
posted by unSane on May 30, 2011 - 12 answers

How to use slingbox without a cable box

How can I set up a Slingbox or Vulkano without a set top cable box? [more inside]
posted by ranunculus on Apr 15, 2011 - 3 answers

A higher utility wood box

Brainstorming thread - Enhancing the plain wooden box. Beyond decoration, what can I add to increase the utility of a common wooden box, i.d. roughly 2" x 3" x 4"? For example, a bright LED with a magnet switch for opening at night. Some boxes will include a secret compartment. Dividers, containers, nanotech; don't limit your imaginations. Thanks!
posted by Ardiril on Mar 11, 2011 - 12 answers

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