I'm looking for links to pithy and readily engaging videos and/or infographics that present positive
, optimistic, even inspiring, pro-science perspectives on any topic or area of controversy in which otherwise intelligent, well-meaning people might find themselves unwittingly supporting unscientific, pseudo-scientific, anti-scientific or technophobic viewpoints -- e.g. defenses of GMOs, vaccines, and "conventional" medicine, and educating against the naturalism fallacy and scare-mongering against "artificial chemicals," and psychiatric medication, etc. [more inside]
posted by patnasty
on Feb 5, 2014 -
I will begin a course in CNC programming/operating in 2 months time.
I want to be as prepared as possible going into it, make the most of the education while I'm learning and have realistic expectations about employment upon completion.
What should I know before I start, focus on during school, and what do you know about jobs available for someone with these skills? [more inside]
posted by breakfast!
on Jul 27, 2013 -
What dash cameras should I consider purchasing? There's a bunch of them out there, but I'm having little luck finding info about which are good and which aren't. [more inside]
posted by c0nsumer
on Sep 4, 2012 -
1 – I think most camcorders/smartphones have sensors that pick up infrared light and that light then becomes visible to us when displayed on a regular screen.
2 – So could cinemas simply project a message or irritating swirling patterns on the screen with an infra red laser, ruining “cam” copies but not inconveniencing moviegoers?
posted by guy72277
on May 11, 2012 -
Is there CAD software that will allow me to build a mechanical linkage, and then manipulate it? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper
on May 7, 2010 -
Suggestions and thoughts regarding a webcam and a GPS for my elderly father-in-law? more inside. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark
on Dec 29, 2009 -
Automaton question. I am building a small sculpture that will steer along a pre-determined line when pushed along the floor. I need some advice on designing the main steering cam. [more inside]
posted by Pink Fuzzy Bunny
on Dec 22, 2009 -
Help me to detect hidden cams/microphones in a room. I have reason to believe that my friend's house has been bugged by her ex-husband and im looking for easy ways to find and remove these bugs. [more inside]
posted by kampken
on Mar 4, 2009 -
One of our DV camcorders has started giving strange output. This is direct
to disk recording, so it's not a dodgy tape. The output is pixellated
and highly coloured (blue/green) as in this
... Any ideas what the problem might be? Has anyone seen
this behaviour before?
posted by handee
on Dec 10, 2008 -
I want to attach a small (and waterproof) wireless camera to my mischief-seeking dog's collar and have it send images via the internet every 30 seconds so I can keep an eye on him while at work. He is restricted to an area with a maximum distance of about 200 metres from the wireless router. Ideally I could store and review every photograph over the day. How possible is all of that?
posted by zaebiz
on May 1, 2008 -
I am putting together a helmetcam system for mountain biking. Which digital (flash or HD based) video recorder should I use? [more inside]
posted by unSane
on Jun 5, 2007 -
For obvious reasons, I want this.
The problem is that I don't read Japanese. I've tried Google, but searching "eyeball webcam" doesn't really narrow down results.
Is there a caring, Japan residing MeFite that can help me accomplish this goal?
posted by eyeballkid
on Dec 9, 2003 -