2nd-degree burns: what helped you recover from and care for yours? Any advice as I prep to leave tomorrow for a vacation where I won't have access to any big pharmacies/stores? [more inside]
posted by kalapierson
on Dec 14, 2013 -
About a month ago, I spent the day playing games on my laptop and it got really heated. I felt it get super hot on my left thigh, more so than usual, but it was still tolerable so I left it there.
Now I have a huge spider-like red mark on my left thigh. I've had red marks before from my laptop, but none this "spider-vein like" and none that persisted this long. It also seems to fade and darken depending on my body temperature. If I take a warm shower, it will get SUPER dark and fade to its usual redness after a few hours.
It doesn't hurt. It's not irritated. It doesn't itch. It doesn't peel. It's just odd and ugly. Can I expect it to fade over time? Is it permanent? What should I do? Is there a treatment for this?
The only thing I've done is alter how I sit with my laptop. (no more lap)
posted by Telomeracer
on Jul 9, 2013 -
Damn you facebook. An acquaintance (at best) posted on facebook that he is glad Jimi, Curt, Hank, etc died young because they would have at some point started being old/fat/lazy/sell out, etc (Fade Away). I want to throw out a few names of people who not only kept making good music but who had a critically better musical period later in life.
posted by kenaldo
on Apr 9, 2013 -
What are the fatal ambient temperatures, cold & hot, for the human body? (total destruction, not just death) [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan
on Mar 19, 2013 -
I have been using depilatory cream on my upper lip. A few weeks ago, I must have left it on too long because it left a mark, I guess it's a burn. It looks like a shadow and it's dark! It's horrible- now I have what looks like a moustache right where a moustache would be! Will this ever go away?
Is there anything I can do to make it go away? Is there anything a doctor could do? Would a chemical peel help?
If there's nothing that can be done, what's the best way to cover it? I've been using foundation, but it still shows through somehow.
posted by shelayna
on Jul 3, 2012 -
Where can I go to burn a CD? My laptop doesn't have a burner (or even a CD drive) nor do I want to buy one. I want to make one or two CDs from music I have on my ipod. [more inside]
posted by la_rousse
on Jun 11, 2012 -
I have a .mov file and an .flv file that I need to burn on DVD so that they both play one after the other in a continuous loop. I have an XP computer and an iPad 1. Is there any freeware out there that can do this for me? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe
on Feb 5, 2012 -
Because of a practical joke gone wrong (don't ask) I have wound up with second degree burns on my ass, including between the cheeks. I have dressed it with Neosporin and am changing the gauze regularly, but what do I do to minimize discomfort and promote healing as well as to avoid any localized infection in this notoriously unclean region? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 28, 2011 -
I've used the Toshiba RD-XS32SU recorder for years; it's an excellent device for recording tv programs and making dvds. It has a wide variety of extremely useful editing features. Although it's no longer being made since Toshiba decided to focus on blu-ray, it's been long regarded as the premiere video recorder. Alas, my recorder is now refusing to recognize any brand of disc when I try to load. The only way it will accept a disc is after it's been unplugged for several hours. Then it will load one disc, but after that, no more.
Since college football season is here and I record many games and burn them to dvds, I'm in the market for a reliable recorder.
What models do you recommend, techie members of the hive mind? Are there any reasonably priced ones that include the editing features of the Toshiba RD-XS32SU?
Thanks in advance!
posted by ragtimepiano
on Sep 12, 2011 -
A tiny burn on my arm is KILLING ME OH MY GOD. How to stop it hurting now and keep it from scarring later? [more inside]
posted by silverstatue
on Jul 19, 2011 -
I've been cooking in the backcountry for years with a pepsi-can stove
(it simply provides an aerated vessel in which to ignite 75% - 99% isopropyl alcohol which you pour into it)...now recently I've noticed a distinctive, not exactly pleasant smell at the very end, when the fuel finally runs out and the flame extinguishes itself...perhaps a residual vapor is released at that point (I'm usually done cooking). SO, my question is, are dangerous gases perhaps being released? I'm wary of course of getting aluminum in my bloodstream and catching Alzheimer's, but any other dangers I should know about?
posted by wavejumper
on Apr 24, 2011 -
I need to make about 3-4 different jpeg slideshows that can be burned to a DVD. Nothing fancy, but it would be nice to add text to the images ( I have Photoshop, so that's not critical), and be able to control the speed (very critical) to maybe 30 seconds per slide/jpeg. Total images would be less than 50. Autoplay a plus. I am using Windows 7, and love simple to use free stuff, but would pay 50-100 if it is worth it. What am I looking for?
posted by lobstah
on Apr 23, 2011 -
I need step-by-step instructions for "How to Burn and/or Copy a DVD for Dummies." Emphasis on the Dummies aspect. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa
on Mar 16, 2011 -
Does compressed oxygen burn? Or do only objects IN compressed oxygen burn? Please settle this dinnertime discussion...The hubs and the daughter's boyfriend need to be told which one of them is right. Thanks!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies
on Jan 5, 2011 -
Our classroom lcd projector was left on for too long and the lens was burned, according to our tech. This makes everything it projects have a yellowish tinge. Is there any way to adjust the output on a mac mini to compensate for this? [more inside]
posted by craniac
on Oct 12, 2010 -
My Dad burned me a DVD of home movies. Is there an easy, free way to extract clips in a common format? [more inside]
posted by sidereal
on Aug 30, 2010 -
This is so embarrassing- I used hair removal cream to get rid of my moustache (I'm a female) and I left it on too long. Now I've got a screaming red moustache-shaped rash over my upper lip. It's ugly and it burns like crazy. How can I make this go away?
posted by anonymous
on Aug 22, 2010 -
don't like the sun. I would like to go to Burning Man. How do I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by the jam
on Aug 2, 2010 -
I'm running into problems when trying to burn some edited mp3 files to an audio CD. [more inside]
posted by Deflagro
on May 12, 2010 -
I am making a DVD with 7, but I am having letterbox issues. How can I burn a letterboxed DVD? [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Mar 28, 2010 -
Help me understand wether or not i impaired a fairly new hob for good by burning stuff on it. [more inside]
posted by Jireel
on Feb 24, 2010 -
Since Handbrake 0.9.4 seems to have gotten rid of the .avi/Xvid option, is there anyway to rip a DVD so it will play on a divx etc enabled player? If you have the time, I would appreciate a step by step breakdown. Much appreciated! (and thanks way back when for figuring out how to do this on the older Handbrake).
posted by snap_dragon
on Feb 7, 2010 -
Question about burning movies onto dual-layer DVDs...is the quality better? [more inside]
posted by zardoz
on Nov 17, 2009 -
I've got burn in on my new plasma TV screen. Is there anything I can do about it? [more inside]
posted by gfrobe
on Nov 4, 2009 -
While trying to cook a large
quantity of tomatoes for sauce, I accidentally burned a few on the bottom of the pan. Now the burnt aroma pervades the entire (did I mention large
) batch of tomatoes. Is there any way to salvage this project? [more inside]
posted by Orinda
on Oct 3, 2009 -
What important household papers and documents must I keep and file? What papers are OK to throw away? [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake
on Jul 28, 2009 -
So I'm using the Windows 7 Beta, and I need some good burning software that is compatible. [more inside]
posted by tybeet
on Feb 9, 2009 -
Here we go again on cross-faded CDs... Is there any software for Windows, currently available, and cheaper than, say, CD-Architect (:-), which will let me make up a playlist for a CD, and then individually adjust the amount of overlap between each pair of source tracks, and do all the mixing and cue-sheet work necessary to give me a CD with one big long track, but the proper Q subcode to make the display and individual track selection work properly? [more inside]
posted by baylink
on Dec 3, 2008 -
When a candle is burnt indoors, what happens to the wax? An amount of smoke equivalent to the mass of the candle is released as it's burnt (?)--does this manage to escape the house, or does most of it stay in the room and coat the walls, floors, ceiling, etc.?
posted by mstillwell
on Nov 23, 2008 -