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SF landlord hauled away our stuff without warning, where might it go?

My landlord (I presume) hauled away some bike frames, tents, and genuine junk from a common area sometime in the night, assuming it wasn't stolen (mostly unlikely). We are in the heart of San Francisco and they live further south. Is it likely to have gone to SF Recology? Does it become city property once it does so? I am not going to drive down there, but I'm curious about the process in case it ever happens to something truly valuable.
posted by ziggly on Jun 19, 2013 - 12 answers

GIF Archaeology

I'm writing a paper on (animated) GIFs and am trying to track down some of the most (in)famous. I suppose I am talking memes, but I'm more interested in the GIF as an archaeological reference point. I frequent sites like dump.fm, tumblr etc. so am quite tuned in to the glitchy/kitschy side of GIF culture. How theoretical have people got on these wonders of the web? How does one trace the history of an animated GIF? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 16, 2011 - 11 answers

How Do You "Break Up" with Another Dude?

How Do You "Break Up" with Another Dude? I think I remember my present problem turning up on Seinfeld or Friends or something, which makes sense because it's kind of absurd. When a romantic relationship no longer functions, there are some established processes and social mores. When a regular friendship maybe needs to end or be heavily renegotiated, the way to proceed is much less clear. Help? [more inside]
posted by EatTheWeak on Apr 30, 2011 - 36 answers

Database dumps

Wikipedia makes its entire contents available in a (gargantuan) single downloadable file: the Wikipedia Dump. What are some other websites or public databases that do this? [more inside]
posted by hayvac on Mar 2, 2011 - 11 answers

designed to last

What can I buy that is not Designed for the Dump? Is there a "Buy This Not That" resource for this type of thing? Also, I'm poor, but I'm willing to invest if it really will last. [more inside]
posted by rebent on Nov 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Smoking in the boys (or girls) room?

Back in the days when people commonly smoked inside their offices, and everywhere else, was it common/acceptable/possibly even polite? for people to smoke while sitting on the toilet? If so, was there a gender divide? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on May 9, 2010 - 23 answers

When do you stop seeing seagulls at the dump?

In North America, how far inland do you have to be before you stop finding seagulls at garbage dumps?
posted by Mayor Curley on Aug 6, 2009 - 36 answers


How do I dump a heavy-loaded 800MB MySQL table without affecting anything? I have a MySQL database serving data for a business-critical popular website. I need to grab the data from one of the tables, but cannot affect the website's performance in any way. I don't mind if it takes days to do it, as long as it affects absolutely nothing.
posted by lpctstr; on Nov 9, 2007 - 17 answers

Restore from SunOS 4.1.3 dump tape backup?

How do I get files from this old backup? [more inside]
posted by Calibandage on Oct 9, 2007 - 7 answers

New House & New Sufur Smell - What do we do?!

We've just moved into a new house and we've noticed a strange odor both inside and outside most nights since we've been here. It's our first house ever and we're at a loss with regards what to do... [more inside]
posted by tastybrains on Jun 24, 2007 - 30 answers

What household items should be kept out of the landfill?

What household items are hazardous to the environment when thrown away? I'm compiling a list of items that we should recycle or dispose of specially instead of tossing, like batteries and fluorescent light bulbs. [more inside]
posted by Alison on Jun 7, 2007 - 11 answers

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