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help! I upgraded Xuntubu 12.10 to 14.10 Utopic Daily build BY Mistake

I accidentally added a line of source for Utopic to sources.list. And later my system can't get into GUI. While trying to fix the problem I accidentally typed in command sudo apt-get update and sudo apt-get upgrade. So tragedy happened: my system was upgraded to 14.10 utopic daily built! which I don't want! what's worse, becuase it was upgrading from 12.10 to 14.10, a lot of dependency can't resolve, and many services stopped working. The worst thing is, I still can't get into GUI. What should I do for this circurmstance? I'm a newbie in Linux/Unix. Thank you very much!!!
posted by pack2themoon on May 6, 2014 - 8 answers

DIY Carousel: Design Schematics

Where might one find a relatively modern build plan for a traditional carousel (a merry-go-round with galloping up-and-down action)?
posted by glibhamdreck on Mar 30, 2014 - 7 answers

I Need a Good Search Box

I have a website that has 50 pages, each containing the text of a different US state constitution. I want a search box that gives me the option to search all 50 constitutions at once (Entire Site) for all mentions of that term OR lets me search a single constitution (Alabama) for all mentions of that term. The box I'm currently using only allows one result of the term per constitution. So the entire site search give a max of 50 results, and a single state search gives a max of 1 result. And Google Custom Search freezes. Do I have to build one or is one available commercially that I can customize and plug in?
posted by CollectiveMind on Nov 16, 2013 - 6 answers

How can I become one of those people who can build/fix anything?

My grandfather was one of those people who could build anything he needed and fix everything else. My dad can do much of the same but I don't know if it was as instinctual to him or he just learned it all from his father. How can I become one of these people? [more inside]
posted by Beti on Jul 19, 2013 - 34 answers

Songs that climax

I'm looking for songs that build to a climax or erupt into loudness and are also purely spectacular. These songs are epic. My best example is Dance Yrself Clean by LCD Soundsystem.
posted by goosechasing on Feb 8, 2013 - 75 answers

Hardware prototyping advice?

I have a design for a new keyboard. Any ideas/advice on where to look for help with the circuits, driver programming and anything else I'm forgetting? [more inside]
posted by TheNegativeInfluence on Oct 1, 2012 - 8 answers

Which PC laptop to buy for engineering college that'll last me at least 3-4 years?

Which PC laptop to buy for engineering college that'll last me at least 3-4 years? Coming from Apple Macbook. [more inside]
posted by Parh6512 on Sep 15, 2012 - 36 answers

dog at keyboard.jpg - Help me figure out how to order/build a pc

You know the meme of the dogs who have no idea what they're doing? That is me trying to order/build a video editing/gaming PC. Need help or directions to a good source of same. [more inside]
posted by yellowbinder on Aug 6, 2012 - 9 answers

Who can I trust to build me a decent new PC?

Which UK companies have good reputations for doing custom builds of PCs? Are there any that have given you particularly good/bad service? [more inside]
posted by ZsigE on May 31, 2012 - 3 answers

Building a basement bathroom.

Anyone here build a basement bathroom with an up-flush toilet? [more inside]
posted by Marky on May 29, 2012 - 6 answers

This fancy new stuff just confuses me

It's finally time to build a new PC. Help me decide on some specifics. [more inside]
posted by wierdo on May 23, 2012 - 7 answers

How to quickly build my fiance's non-existent credit history

My fiance has no credit. We're getting married in 2 months. How do I build her credit quickly? I have good credit. [more inside]
posted by bbyboi on Apr 23, 2012 - 13 answers

where to buy a smaller mens suit?

[men's suit help for a smaller genderqueer suit wearer] i'm a 32-34 chest with small arms. is my only option a custom made suit? [more inside]
posted by anya32 on Apr 3, 2012 - 19 answers

I build all the things!

Cool Science Construction Projects! After I've built my Dobsonian telescope, machined my Gingery workshop, and constructed my Farnsworth fusion reactor, what do I do next? [more inside]
posted by leotrotsky on Jan 19, 2012 - 7 answers

Buy vs. Build: Maine style.

Should we buy (and renovate) or build? (Portland, ME filter) [more inside]
posted by furnace.heart on Dec 14, 2011 - 10 answers

I want to build a Monolithic dome home! (I think)

I want to build a Monolithic dome home! (I think) [more inside]
posted by no bueno on Jul 26, 2011 - 22 answers

Web ownership and portability: Who owns the content on my website/ blog and would the domain be portable?

Web ownership and portability: Who owns the content on my website/ blog and would the domain be portable? [more inside]
posted by bestillme on Jun 4, 2011 - 10 answers

Is my PSU an expensive brick?

Did I bork my power supply? [more inside]
posted by drpynchon on May 9, 2011 - 13 answers

What can I build on a mining claim?

Looking for information on buying mineral rights claims in California. What can or can't you do with the land? [more inside]
posted by kdar on May 9, 2011 - 1 answer

The Great Wall of My House

I want to make an existing wall taller so I don't have to look at my awful neighbors anymore. Help! [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Apr 24, 2011 - 17 answers

Recommend an Autocad System Build?

An architect friend has asked me to build her a PC for autocad. $1350 is her price cap, including monitor but she'd love to come in under. [more inside]
posted by Manjusri on Feb 6, 2011 - 17 answers

Budget win7 desktop build

Replacing my dinosaur desktop PC, can you do better on a $385.00 budget? [more inside]
posted by cheesyburgercheese on Jan 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Domain Name Game

Quick question...if I purchase a domain name (ie greaselightning.com) through Wordpress, can I transfer it to a different cms (?) in the future if i am not happy with wordpress' performance? For instance could I go to Joomla and take my name with me or does wordpresss somehow own it? This and any other tips you have for a new website creator/user would be greatly appreciated.
posted by madmamasmith on Jan 7, 2011 - 6 answers

Omit files from a source directory during deployment?

How can I set up a software build that not only copies files but uncopies them as well? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki on Oct 29, 2010 - 3 answers

I'm planning to assemble my own PC the first time and have several specific questions about components.

I'm planning to assemble my own PC the first time and have several specific questions about components. [more inside]
posted by Perplexity on Sep 24, 2010 - 19 answers

bash-in-XML

Apache ant build file help. What's the ant equivalent of the makefile I have in mind? [more inside]
posted by ceribus peribus on Sep 9, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I build an iphone app for my podcast?

How do I build an iphone app for my podcast? I want to include the podcast feed, youtube video feed, twitter feed, feedback form and phone number link. (Criteria: must use free tools only, no ads, easy for non-programmer with some CSS/HTML experience, retain ownership and complete control. Bonus points for easy port to Android)
posted by JPDD on Aug 31, 2010 - 5 answers

What's the best group set for my cycling needs?

I've bought a road bike frame, forks, seat post and headset. I'm a price level down from the Shimano 105 series. What's the best group set and bottom bracket for my needs? [more inside]
posted by Hiker on Jul 21, 2010 - 20 answers

Elephant Straws

What should I do with 30 10-foot, 1-inch diameter PVC pipes?
posted by scose on May 29, 2010 - 16 answers

What goes in a good PC these days?

Building a computer: help me put together a shopping list. [more inside]
posted by Ghidorah on Mar 31, 2010 - 10 answers

Building Recumbent Trike: bike pedal question

Building recumbent (adult) trike. Is there ANY way to replace the non-driving crank arm with a chain sprocket set or a shaft. [more inside]
posted by mbarryf on Mar 25, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me find the perfect coffee table legs!

Where can I buy old iron legs with casters for a coffee table build? Examples within! [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Feb 9, 2010 - 3 answers

To Build or Not to Build

I'm looking for a decent 4-bay (minimum) network server on the cheap. [more inside]
posted by sciencemandan on Nov 5, 2009 - 11 answers

Have 125 romance novels. What can I *BUILD* them into?

RedGreenShowFilter: I've got a bunch of crisp paperback romance novels I've scavenged from dumpsters around town, and I'd rather turn them into something than read or try selling them. What can I build using them? I'm thinking clear box tape instead of duct, so the corny covers will still be visible. Bonus points for something handy. [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Sep 8, 2009 - 15 answers

Advice on constructing a sellable leash please!

Had an idea for a new design of dog leash and want to make and hopefully sell it. I've had a heck of a time finding a source for all the little locking/clasping components found on your typical leash. How do I find them? [more inside]
posted by my homunculus is drowning on Jul 26, 2009 - 6 answers

Maybe I should have bought a Dell....

You guys helped me figure out what computer parts to buy. Now I've got the parts, tried putting it together, and it's been a disaster. Please help me figure this out... [more inside]
posted by unexpected on Jul 22, 2009 - 22 answers

Real life hobby for someone who enjoys building structures in computer games?

Real life hobby for someone who enjoys building structures in computer games? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Jul 8, 2009 - 11 answers

Building a backyard bungalow/office

We're thinking of building a small backyard bungalow to use as an office, ideally with some sort of bike storage attached. [more inside]
posted by El Curioso on Feb 12, 2009 - 7 answers

Twelve talented hands and 4 days to make something. But what?

Six reasonably talented and experienced makers-of-things, lots of tools, a few hundred dollars in supplies, lots of space, and four days. What can we build? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer on Feb 4, 2009 - 18 answers

Non-traditional building supply sources?

I'm planning a home addition but would like peruse building material sources beyond what's available in consumer hardware stores. What sources do architects and contractors use for non-standard windows and other items? Is there a McMaster-Carr-equivalent for building materials? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Jan 30, 2009 - 4 answers

How much for a unique house?

How much does it actually cost to commission an architect to design an "interesting" home? [more inside]
posted by electric_counterpoint on Dec 31, 2008 - 10 answers

Build a Bike

I want to build a custom bike, and I've got a few questions... [more inside]
posted by god particle on Nov 5, 2008 - 21 answers

Beep beeeeep bang!

Please help me put a friends PC together. Right now I'm getting error codes. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Aug 31, 2008 - 5 answers

I'm building a computer -- what do I need to know?

I'm building a computer. What do I need to know? [more inside]
posted by katrielalex on Jul 6, 2008 - 33 answers

I'd like to learn about electronics!

I'm trying to get into building electronics and I need some advice. What would be a good place to start? [more inside]
posted by DMan on Mar 23, 2008 - 14 answers

Build a Linux PC for a Dummy

I'm building a PC for the first time and need someone to check my work. [more inside]
posted by DU on Feb 27, 2008 - 19 answers

Help me spec my new PC

What are the best components for a build it yourself system these days? Not nec. brands but what specs are important. Can you rec'd a good place to read about the options?
posted by Barrows on Feb 10, 2008 - 10 answers

Help needed building a PC

I want to build a PC and, while I'm not quite at the summit of ignorance, I'm high in the foothills and the air's getting thin. I need people who know more than me to tell me what to do. Please. Vastly longer explanation follows. [more inside]
posted by rhymer on Jan 30, 2008 - 20 answers

Yes, I'm taking the plunge

I'll be building a computer in a few months, and I have a few questions about aesthetics, case mods, and power supplies. [more inside]
posted by fvox13 on Jan 25, 2008 - 13 answers

Sawing boards sans garage

What set of power tools can I assemble that will allow me to build things out of wood and will store in a closet? [more inside]
posted by Foam Pants on Jan 22, 2008 - 23 answers

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