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How do I deal with my competitor's fake Google Plus reviews?

I own a small business and my competitors are writing up glowing reviews about themselves... [more inside]
posted by jacobean on Apr 29, 2014 - 4 answers

Need help defeating wire fraud.

My company and industry is under widespread and sophisticated B2B wire fraud attack. Help me locate the vector or mechanism, please. [more inside]
posted by Hosiery Exegesis Association on Mar 30, 2014 - 15 answers

More recent nonfiction about pharmaceutical drugs

I love reading nonfiction about pharmaceutical drugs, their development, use, methods of action, etc. What's out there lately that I should read? Recent books I've read inside. [more inside]
posted by fiercecupcake on Dec 5, 2013 - 12 answers

How to have a... less than authentic Bangkok experience?

Where do I go in Bangkok for slightly better quality 'imitation' handbags? [more inside]
posted by citands on Sep 21, 2013 - 5 answers

At what point would it be illegal to have a fake online identity?

I am considering creating a fake online identity to run some websites (it's much more boring than you think, nothing sexy or whatever). A pen name. None of the website will be illegal or about illegal activity but my identity would be fake. Once I start going farther down the rabbit hole (agreements with Ad Sense and affiliates, for example) would I be doing anything illegal? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 2, 2013 - 6 answers

Are fake nails (professionally done) a good idea?

I used to be a nail biter but managed to break the habit a few years ago. Now my nails are actually growing and yay! They look pretty good! However, they are weak and as hell and break off. I have an important event coming up in two months where my hands will be looked at by many people. I would like to have nice looking nails, but I am getting paranoid that I am going to break a nail (or multiple) the day before or some such horror. Are fake nails a good idea? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Jul 22, 2013 - 18 answers

Pros and Cons of using a fake address for job applications

I've just kicked off a job search, and am mostly looking for jobs outside of the city in which I currently reside. I'm considering changing my address on my resume so that it shows that I'm living in the cities in which I'm applying to jobs. Is this a good idea? [more inside]
posted by tokaidanshi on Jun 25, 2013 - 12 answers

Counterfeit grey-market medication. Now what?

Mail-order pills from a reputable overseas vendor (have seen them recommended in Ask) turned out to not contain any active ingredient according to a blood test. I switched meds when I found out, but am at a loss as to what to do beyond that. [more inside]
posted by tigrrrlily on May 19, 2013 - 13 answers

Evelyn Waugh was a man...

How does it work when people check into a hotel under a pseudonym? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Feb 24, 2013 - 15 answers

Real diamond or fake diamond?

I am about to be engaged. We have briefly discussed the ‘engagement ring’. I do not want to come across as shallow, but I would LOVE to have an engagement ring. He doesn’t make a lot of money, so we are considering a fake diamond. Does anyone have any experience as to the best simulant out there? [more inside]
posted by Amalie-Suzette on Jan 20, 2013 - 48 answers

Mike Dillard Exposed Exposed?

Mike Dillard Exposed Exposed? - I'm not quite sure where to file this, but I discovered this after clicking a random google ad. It appears that this man has literally filled the entire internet with fake exposé websites, videos, you name it. Try going as far into the search results as you can stand - my question is simply, how? (and also, why?)
posted by Astragalus on Jan 4, 2013 - 5 answers

How to deal with a barrage of fake 'likes.'

My friend's son has a band. They've received a few thousand fake FB likes in the past couple of days. Any advice on how to respond, disavow or prevent? [more inside]
posted by bleeb on Dec 3, 2012 - 14 answers

Legit or fake Canadian consumer survey?

Canadian filter: Consumer Research Centre survey from 2012 Consumer Product Survey of British Columbia, from Diane Simon, offering a possible $2,500 from answering a 16-page survey. Legit or fake? [more inside]
posted by Hawk V on Sep 15, 2012 - 8 answers

how do i fix this fake iphone?

My friend bought a fake iphone online. Now it isn't working properly - it resets randomly and plays music randomly. I can't find any docs online. How do I fix it? It is a Java phone, adual sim i5 tv. Many thanks.
posted by By The Grace of God on Aug 16, 2012 - 8 answers

Suggest unto me a fake self-tanning lotion that wont make me smell goofy or look filthy!

Suggest unto me a fake self-tanning lotion that wont make me smell goofy or look filthy! [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Mar 17, 2012 - 8 answers

Real olive oil needed, please

Is there any simple way to know if the olive oil I've bought is genuine? If my olive oil does not soldify in the fridge, does that mean it is adulterated? What brand (or certification) can I buy of olive oil that I know for sure is genuine? [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Mar 3, 2012 - 16 answers

The Margaret and Helen blog - anyone have definite proof that they're real?

Is the blog "Margaret and Helen" real or fake? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Feb 8, 2012 - 27 answers

Living with yourself after doing a horrible and selfish thing

I need help in moving on with my life after telling a lie. Many lies. That hurt someone very badly. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 22, 2012 - 28 answers

Title of Short Story about a soldier made up of prosthetics?

I can't remember the name of a short story about a man who was made up almost entirely of artificial body parts. [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on Jan 12, 2012 - 5 answers

Who knows where those fake watches come from?

How can I learn more about the fake watch industry? [more inside]
posted by Admira on Nov 18, 2011 - 3 answers

make my glasses look like they're broken

Halloween Costume Filter: DIY broken lens eyeglasses. [more inside]
posted by Lucinda on Oct 20, 2011 - 14 answers

I really hope this awful documentary isn't real

Huge WTF: Is this real? Caution: 9/11 Trigger [more inside]
posted by msali on Sep 10, 2011 - 10 answers

Fake Irene Photo - Real Source?

This photo Damn im sexy is being passed around as Hurricane Irene and I have seen some say "Hurricane Irene coming ashore in VA" this is clearly not Virgina and I am 95% sure it is not even Irene. can you all help me find the actual source of this photo. Tin eye reverse image search did not work for me. Thanks!
posted by tgelston on Aug 27, 2011 - 11 answers

Sincerity: If you can fake that, you've got it made

I often seem insincere to others, even when I am in earnest. I also sometimes feel disconnected from my feelings. Are these 2 things connected and how can I fix them? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 12, 2011 - 17 answers

Removing fake FB profile?

My father is a relatively well-known public figure. Someone has created a fake Facebook profile in his name. It's pretty much impossible to contact FB directly to complain. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 8, 2011 - 13 answers

For the Jason Bourne in all of us

I have an idea in mind that would be centered around a fake passport-like document taken to specific, fun places around the world. Not something fake enough to break laws, but fake enough to be something fun to carry around, not look cheap, and be durable to carry around and get stamped when requested. Where would I go to get something like this made? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Apr 4, 2011 - 12 answers

What Power a Paper Towel Holds in the Microwave!

Why does the addition of a layer of paper towel make such a big difference when microwaving certain foods? [more inside]
posted by curiositykilledthelemur on Feb 17, 2011 - 18 answers

No I do not have a twin!!!!!!

How can I deal with fake profiles of myself showing up all over the internet? [more inside]
posted by The1andonly on Dec 3, 2010 - 23 answers

DNS for someone else's domain pointed to my server - why?

I recently moved my website to a new server. Today I discovered another domain pointing to this server. So visiting othersite.info effectively served my content. Why did they do this? What did they have to gain? [more inside]
posted by Gomez_in_the_South on Oct 14, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me save this dress I plan to ruin!

I bought a pretty white satin dress for halloween. Part of my costume is that I have to put fake blood all over it, since I'm going as Carrie. However, I'm starting to get really sad that I am going to ruin this dress, as I like the idea of wearing it for other things too. Is there any recipe for fake blood I can use that will wash out easily. Or is there any way I can rescue the dress afterwards? I was planning on making my fake blood with corn syrup and red/green food coloring.
posted by long haired child on Oct 11, 2010 - 22 answers

What is this fake Arcade Fire?

Help me identify a fake Arcade Fire song [more inside]
posted by hworth on Oct 2, 2010 - 4 answers

Wow! An actor who DOESN'T want to drink!

How can I make fake bottles of (non-alcoholic -- or low-alcohol) Guinness? This is for a play. The audience will be very close to the stage. The beer will be poured from Guinness bottles to glasses. [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 10, 2010 - 50 answers

All the flavor, none of the umph

Do you have any advise on how to make a cocktail taste like rum, vodka, or other liquor without actually using an alcohol? I have a friend whose be diagnosed with a disease that makes drinking alcohol a no-no, but misses cocktails. I'm looking for some rum/vodka/other booze flavored substitute I can use to make her the drinks she's missing.
posted by bswinburn on Jul 20, 2010 - 22 answers

Driving me (Dr.) Batty

Please help me identify the typefaces in this phony patent medicine ad. [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Jul 17, 2010 - 13 answers

What do I need to know about fine (and faux) jewelry?

What do I need to know about fine (and faux) jewelry? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Jul 14, 2010 - 6 answers

Help me create a fake oil spill

How can I create a fake oil spill? [more inside]
posted by lbergstr on Jul 1, 2010 - 8 answers

I want a fake rothko painting. how do I go about it?

I want a fake rothko painting. how do I go about it? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 20, 2010 - 17 answers

Something is rotten in the state of Mogok

What's with all the cheap rubies on ebay? [more inside]
posted by KathrynT on Apr 23, 2010 - 8 answers

Why don't hockey players dive like in soccer?

How come diving in soccer has become so prevalent but hockey for the most part has avoided this? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Apr 21, 2010 - 29 answers

Slim Chance that this poster is a Big Fat Fake

Was the Ritter and Co "Fat-ten-U" product from the 1890s real or is this "Get Plump" poster a scam? [more inside]
posted by citystalk on Apr 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Things that are always fake?

I'm looking for examples of things - anything - for which the "authentic" version is exceedingly rare or non-existent, and most or all of the real-life versions are imitations/knockoffs/replicas/synthetic/fake. Especially if the fake versions are commonly believed to be real. [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby on Mar 27, 2010 - 81 answers

Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free?

I want a long lasting, good looking, custom, temporary tattoo. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Mar 22, 2010 - 3 answers

Fake a webcam feed?

How can I feed video content to a site/application as if it's a webcam source? [more inside]
posted by lemonfridge on Mar 7, 2010 - 3 answers

Facebook Daddy Issue

My estranged father has made a fake Facebook profile under my brother's name. We reported it to Facebook in November and it's still there. What is their process for verifying reports, and how long should it take to remove it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 2, 2010 - 13 answers

I quit my "pen pal"--do I need to explain why?

I feel weird about dropping my foreign pen-pal-but not weird enough to want to change anything. Am I too cruel? [more inside]
posted by naplesyellow on Nov 11, 2009 - 11 answers

How do I get Dolly Parton's cleavage?

How can I get cheap, comfortable, semi-realistic giant fake breasts for Halloween? Yes, I'm going as Dolly Parton. I'm also a girl with some already not-insignificant boobs going on. (And yeah, we may well be overthinking this giant plate of beans.) [more inside]
posted by web-goddess on Oct 24, 2009 - 15 answers

Legit corp?

What are the signs of a legitimate corporation? What do legitimate corporations do that fake ones don't? [more inside]
posted by lockestockbarrel on Oct 21, 2009 - 11 answers

Fake Twitter Accounts

I recently fell in love with the concept of fake Twitter accounts, and I'm currently collecting them towards some sort of a project. Can you recommend you favorite (if any) fakes on Twitter?
posted by lipsum on Sep 3, 2009 - 38 answers

F for Fake

What's the deal with these fake quarters? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jul 26, 2009 - 14 answers

She said I should talk more about my cat; that people like that sort of thing here. I didn't know I still had a cat. Explains a few things.

Did anyone archive the cwalken posts on Twitter? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Jul 10, 2009 - 5 answers

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