OK, so I saw this black metal ring sitting in a urinal at a grocery store. Kind of an odd place for one. I'm curious if this is some sort of sex-related accessory that I'm not familiar with, or if it's just some random chain link that happened to end up in a urinal. It was about an inch in diameter. There's a small break in it. Pics are here.
I want something to protect my pants from bike grease. Holding the pant tight with a conventional pant-holding-device is not sufficient, I still get chain grease all over my right calf. [more inside]
I wear two pendants, each on 1mm silver snake chains (one 18-inch and one 20-inch) daily. They are always getting twisted together and I have to unravel them from one another a few times a day. Is there some hack or solution to this problem that I haven't considered? [more inside]
I have an 18 month old Trek 7.1FX hybrid bike ($450 new) that I use to commute 5 days, 120km per week. Should I spend half the cost of a new bike on a service, or put that towards a new bike? [more inside]
I have a Poulan 14" electric chain saw that I needed the chain replaced. In doing so I ended up practically taking the whole thing apart. I did find an exploded diagram and got it back together - however, the 2 long bolts that you loosen before you tighten the chain do not seem long enough for the nuts to screw on to. [more inside]
I'm going to be stocking a small bookcase with 5 to 10 books, and placing it in a room inside a college. I need a way to prevent the books from being stolen. Options seem surprisingly limited. Any help? [more inside]
Is this purchasing designation known and sought after among SCM professionals in Canada? [more inside]
I'm thinking of a music video by a Japanese rock band that starts with a long tracking shot of a huge guitar effects pedal chain. I know it is an amazing song but I can't for the life of me recall the name.
I serve tables at a restaurant (California), and management (large corporate chain) insists we declare 18% tips on sales (whatever the outcome of the night) or face reprimand... [more inside]
Home for Christmas and my mom has a jewelry question. She tried cleaning the chain of her gold necklace using silver polish, and when she did, it turned silver. Why? And can it be reversed?
My bike is trapped by a gross, muscle-y motorcycle. How can I get it out? [more inside]
If you use a coupon at a chain hair salon does the stylist get paid any less? [more inside]
Looking for a rubber 'wire' key ring. [more inside]
So I forgot to rinse my bike with water before lubing it. Oops. Would this cause problems? [more inside]
My mom hasen't been able to stop thinking about some place called Orange Bowl Pizza since she graduated high school in the 70's. Anyone have any information about them? [more inside]
An over-the-mail journal chain. I have been asking friends about this and they don't know what I'm talking about. Have I imagined it? [more inside]
How can I get from paper to e-books for free on a Mac? [more inside]
I need to fix a stiff and twisted bicycle chain. Can you help? [more inside]
So I've learned how to make chainmaille.... uh, now what? [more inside]
How does one prop open an interior transom window, traditionally, if the hinges are on top? [more inside]
What is this thing? I saw it in a park in Lake County, Indiana, a few yards away from a small lake. There was another one a few yards away. I thought it might have to do with some sort of game, or maybe fishing (but there was another one a fair distance away from the lake.) It does not rotate. It's about five feet tall. Thanks.
[UK only] What equivalents are there to Pizza Express and Wagamama for different food types? i.e. ubiquitous, reasonably priced, appeals to all ages, and specialises in one sort of food.
This evening I took my bike chain off to give it a full scrubbing. Unfortunately, the rivet fell out the other side of the link and I can't seem to wedge it back in. [more inside]
I have telescopic dreams once in a while - dreaming something only to realise that I'm dreaming, "wake up" in another dream, then sometimes switching back to the first dream or "waking up" to another dream entirely. They freak me out quite a bit as I'm never quite sure if or when I'm really awake. Why do these dreams happen? Is anything the matter? [more inside]
Tell me about chain restaurants still operating near you that had been successful in the distant past, but where there's now only a few remaining restaurants nationwide. [more inside]
WalletChainFilter:Im looking for a very heavy duty thick worn in looking chain for my wallet. The one that came with it is just like every other cheap rinky dink chain. Anyone know where i can find one? Ive looked everywhere! Just to be clear this is what i have now and is NOT what im looking for. Thanks!!
Will I be allowed to get on the plane with my wallet chain? [more inside]
Can you think of any examples of a retailer that has both a chain of physical stores and a "shop online" section? I've been helping out a friend who owns a knitting store with his website, and now that he's expanding I think we need to rethink the way his site works. I'm just wondering how other people organise things like stock levels when more than one physical location is involved. [more inside]
How do i use Michael Porter's value chain analysis for an airline company (not aircraft)? [more inside]
What is the best way to oxidize brass chain? [more inside]
I'm looking for chain restaurants (including fast food places) that have some decent no-carb food options. If you could name the place and the dish, it would be most appreciated! [more inside]
How much sense does it make for a business to expand horizontally in the supply chain? [more inside]
I'm looking for a very small gauge chain, I think the style is called Curb or Gourmette, its not for jewelry so if its called something else i wouldn't be surprised... [more inside]
What's wrong with my bike- the chain or the gears? Or me? My three-year-old bike has always had, to one degree or another, a problem with slippage, in which the chain momentarily loses the gear teeth when I'm pushing especially hard on the pedals. Finally, this Sunday, the chain broke, after acting up especially bad and frequently going very slack when I was coasting. The question is, do I just need a nice new chain to fix my slippage problem, or is the problem with my gears? Do I need to replace them? Or am I just riding it too rough?
What is an appropriate response to these chain eMails pounding out more fear for the sake of the wingnuts. There is [more inside]
OK, I now know that money-maker chain-letter implementation is illegal, but my big question -- why? Is it for the protection of dumb people? I'd have to say the fact that it didn't work is the protection of dumb people, but shouldn't be illegal. [more inside]
Why do certain U.S. fast food restaurants and chain stores have a "if the cashier fails to give you a receipt, we'll give you $5" policy? Why do they feel it's so critical that I get a receipt for a cheeseburger?
I've often noticed chains hanging underneath school busses. What are they for?