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Modify/hack a Google Hangout "feature": Press to Talk

I want to use a Google Hangout "On Air" for a project, but a tiny limitation is getting in the way. I would like to bypass the 'Press to Talk' functionality with a tiny browser script/hack/modification. My programming knowledge is tiny, but I am sure this could be done super super simply with a script loaded in the browser. Perhaps there's better solution. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Oct 1, 2013 - 4 answers

Facebook and its discontents

You used to use Facebook regularly, and then you quit. Or tried to quit. Please tell me about it. [more inside]
posted by Miko on Aug 7, 2013 - 32 answers

I want to write-up, but Academic Research has re-wired my brain!

The way I research (academic or otherwise) is increasingly incompatible with the tools I have. Reams of handwritten notebooks, and hundreds of word docs vs a highly tagged website only add to my self-created confusion. I'm drawn to Tinderbox software as a possible solution, but as an adamant PC user I'm locked out. How do you order your research? / How to write-up my PhD now my brain is fried? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Mar 16, 2012 - 10 answers

And she became a hermit, never checked email again, and lived happily ever after except for the gnawing self doubt and failed dreams.

Sticks and stones can break my bones but unread emails make me want to hide in a closet. Please help me get over my avoidance of communication. Bonus: failed therapy attempt; social outcast complications. [more inside]
posted by griselda on Dec 2, 2011 - 26 answers

Hacking a way through Google+ and Skype audio cancellation

Hacking around sound cancellation on Google+ and Skype: Two tier question here about a related problem. Firstly, a way to sidetrack the software audio limits of a Google+ Hangout. Secondly, a way to stop Skype from cancelling out audio from one half of a conversation. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Oct 21, 2011 - 2 answers

How do Peace Corps (or similar) volunteers communicate their experiences in the field?

What tools do Peace Corps (or similar) volunteers use to communicate their experiences in the field? I'm especially looking for creative uses of digital/web communication tools: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, blogs, etc.. Bonus points for any good examples. Thanks!
posted by charmston on Aug 18, 2010 - 5 answers

List of forms of communication?

I'm trying to make an large/exhaustive list of different types of human communication, especially (but not at all limited to) the digital variety. Help me out? [more inside]
posted by Jebdm on Aug 15, 2009 - 26 answers

HOW DO PEOPLE WHO... oh.

How do people who communicate in languages without capital letters yell at each other online? [more inside]
posted by millipede on Aug 28, 2008 - 10 answers

Let's give them someone to talk to

I'm looking for suggestions for video guest speakers for a class I'm teaching this fall. [more inside]
posted by DiscourseMarker on Aug 26, 2008 - 10 answers

Hate the govenment, not the people.

Relaying potentially 'subversive' information to a friend in China via email. How can I best go about it? Would IM be better? [more inside]
posted by dawson on Mar 18, 2008 - 12 answers

Is the internet "dumbing down" language?

Help me find evidence contrary to this analysis that claims the internet causes language to be "dumbed down". As Hemingway said: "Poor Faulkner. Does he really think big emotions come from big words?"
posted by Acey on Jan 14, 2007 - 23 answers

IM for dummies

Which instant message system and client to use for my extended family? [more inside]
posted by anadem on Nov 25, 2006 - 17 answers

Help with $3500 broadband overage fee due to miscommunication

Tragic miscommunication leading to sudden $3500+ fee, for person with no savings and a strict day-to-day type budget. Just found out about this and have now finished hyperventilating enough to type. This is not an emergency timewise, but I'd truly be grateful for any advice you can give. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2006 - 81 answers

Lady / Don't cha know we love ya? Sweet lady / Dear mama / Place no one above ya, sweet lady / You are appreciated / Don't cha know we love ya?

What's the best way for a tech-impaired, budget-conscious mom in the US to talk to her son while he's living in Indonesia? [more inside]
posted by mdonley on Jul 9, 2006 - 18 answers

How to participate in a chat without being intrusive?

How do I participate in a chat where the others frequently talk about personal topics, but want me not to but in, since I am not a long-time member? [more inside]
posted by gregb1007 on Jun 27, 2006 - 16 answers

What's the next step in collective intelligence?

What's the next step in collective intelligence? [more inside]
posted by scalefree on May 19, 2006 - 20 answers

How do I pick the right phone/internet plan?

Please help me figure out the most affordable, logical phone/internet package for my house. There are too many options, and I'm not quite sure where to start. [more inside]
posted by Dr. Wu on May 18, 2006 - 12 answers

How do you convince your boss that his website sucks?

How do I convince my boss that our site needs a major overhaul? [more inside]
posted by godawful on May 25, 2005 - 13 answers

How do I convince my twin sister that a relationship with someone from online is OK?

My identical twin sister is getting married in September. I'm throwing her a party for the foreign relatives that can't attend in June. After that June party I'll be visiting a long time dear friend from the 'net to see how we get along, and if it works out I'll be moving there in September. The problem is, my sister doesn't approve of what I am doing - in a very patronizing and closed minded way - and I am honour bound to celebrate her wedding and be supportive and positive, without regard to her attitude about my joyous event. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2005 - 20 answers

Internet Infrastructure

Internet infrastructure: how does the physical infrastructure of the internet cross oceans? Is all of the data transmitted by communications satellites, or are there big-ass intercontinental cables running across the ocean floor? And if there are big-ass intercontinental cables, how are they maintained? [more inside]
posted by COBRA! on Mar 31, 2004 - 9 answers

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