Which is the better approach, buying an all in one electronic repair kit set or just compile one from various vendors? [more inside]
We own a lot in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood. Its value has tripled since we bought it; at this point we could sell it for $100k if we wanted to. We don't want to sell it. We want to build a 500 square foot house on it. We already paid for the permits, saved up the money, and now it's looking like we might fall $10k-$20k short on the total cost to build. Neither of us is employed. Given our extended explanation, how do we make this happen? [more inside]
I'm looking for people's personal experiences or recommendations for blogs, articles, or shows about living in homes built prior to 1970 and/or having a new home built. Details inside. [more inside]
I'm looking for any online stores with good ratings that will build custom computers. As in you pick out all the specific parts you want (case, motherboard, cooling, storage, etc..) and they build it for you. I thought about doing it myself but i just don't know enough about it all to do that yet. I know that NCIX does what i'm wanting but i've heard a mixture of bad and good reviews so i'm not sure if i should go with them or not.
My wife and I want to create a personalized website/blog/guidebook for our city. This would be probably something we can send to our friends or friends of friends when we visit. This would be much more personalized or We're looking for sites or software/templates (i.e wordpress?) that can help us build the site. I'm pretty savvy technically with websites. [more inside]
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!!!
Where might one find a relatively modern build plan for a traditional carousel (a merry-go-round with galloping up-and-down action)?
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?
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]
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.
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]
Which PC laptop to buy for engineering college that'll last me at least 3-4 years? Coming from Apple Macbook. [more inside]
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]
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]
Anyone here build a basement bathroom with an up-flush toilet? [more inside]
It's finally time to build a new PC. Help me decide on some specifics. [more inside]
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]
[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]
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]
Should we buy (and renovate) or build? (Portland, ME filter) [more inside]
I want to build a Monolithic dome home! (I think) [more inside]
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]
Did I bork my power supply? [more inside]
Looking for information on buying mineral rights claims in California. What can or can't you do with the land? [more inside]
I want to make an existing wall taller so I don't have to look at my awful neighbors anymore. Help! [more inside]
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]
Replacing my dinosaur desktop PC, can you do better on a $385.00 budget? [more inside]
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.
How can I set up a software build that not only copies files but uncopies them as well? [more inside]
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]
Apache ant build file help. What's the ant equivalent of the makefile I have in mind? [more inside]
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)
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]
What should I do with 30 10-foot, 1-inch diameter PVC pipes?
Building a computer: help me put together a shopping list. [more inside]
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]
Where can I buy old iron legs with casters for a coffee table build? Examples within! [more inside]
I'm looking for a decent 4-bay (minimum) network server on the cheap. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
Real life hobby for someone who enjoys building structures in computer games? [more inside]
We're thinking of building a small backyard bungalow to use as an office, ideally with some sort of bike storage attached. [more inside]
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]
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]
How much does it actually cost to commission an architect to design an "interesting" home? [more inside]
I want to build a custom bike, and I've got a few questions... [more inside]
Please help me put a friends PC together. Right now I'm getting error codes. [more inside]
I'm building a computer. What do I need to know? [more inside]
I'm trying to get into building electronics and I need some advice. What would be a good place to start? [more inside]
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